I agree with everyone. Go to dog shows, meet breeders, etc. AKC has some great books about dog shows in there online store too. I've shown dogs since I was 16. I always handled larger breeds like Siberian Huskies, Australian Shepherds, and several others. Never any Chis. I'm looking to get my own show quality Chi soon too!
Showing dogs isn't cheap. It's a lot of work for dog hair, sore legs, early mornings and 25cent ribbons, but dang is it worth it! You can learn about how to enter dog shows at websites like onofrio dog shows and infodog.