Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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You can get a championship in different countries, but most of us just use the generic title of "CH" for a U.S. championship. If a person's dog is going to be viewed internationally (advertised or online) or if they show any of their other dogs internationally, they may distinquish between an Amer CH and any other championship.
Yes, you can follow points/championship status online. The status isn't instant and may be several weeks behind, but it is available on AKC's web site. (It isn't easy to find, so I can come back and show you specifically how to locate that if you would like the info.)
Most of all, welcome!