Thanks for your reply! I've been slightly lucky that the 2 shows I did to get my guys canadian championship (you only need 10 points and a 2 point win, though all his wins have been 2 or 3 points), I've been against dogs that weren't the cream of the crop haha. I'm nervous for our next show (we are specialing him at 8 months *eek* haha) as my breeder will have my boys brother(class dog), my boy's sister (class dog), my breeder's co-breeder may have one of his dogs (class dog), all the dogs I have beat (most class dogs), then at least one special who has beaten me (thought is not that great of a dog so I think with a good judge, and if my boy behaves!, we should be able to beat it. We have beaten it when my boy was a class dog once). So just a lot of competition, and some are experienced handlers (though most are breeder handled not necessarily pro handled).
I don't know if I can afford to try to get his Am Ch on him but I will probably wait till he's matured quite a bit!