Show & Working Dog Titles in Pedigrees
Internationally Recognized Working Titles (SV/FCI)
SchHA Novice Schutzhund obedience and protection
Bh Basic companion dog – traffic sureness
WH Watch Dog
SchH1 Novice Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection
SchH2 Intermediate Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection
SchH3 Masters level of Schutzhund tracking, obedience, and protection
FH1 Advanced tracking
FH2 Superior tracking qualification.
IPO1 International Novice Schutzhund trial qualification.
IPO2 International Intermediate Schutzhund
IPO3 International Masters level Schutzhund
BpDH1 2 Railroad Police Dog
BIH Blind Leader Dog
DH Service Dog
DPH Service Police Dog
HGH Herding Dog
LwH Avalanche Dog
PFP1 PFP2 Police Tracking Dog
PH Police Dog (obtained through the Danish Politihundeforeningen, a police dog association open to civilians)
PSP1, 2 3 Police Guard Dog
RtH Rescue Dog
ZFH Customs Tracking Dog
ZH1, 2 3 Customs Dog
Africa WT 1I, 2,
Austria SchH1, 2 3 and FHA 1,2,3
|Belgium||Cereco1, IWR1, 2 3 equivalent to IPO1, 2 3|
|Czech Republic||ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3|
|Denmark||BHP1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 and SPH equivalent to FH|
|England||PD (Police Dog)|
|Finland||SK1 equivalent to IPO1|
|Holland||VH1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 and SPH equivalent to FH|
|Hungary||SZL1, 2 3 also ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3|
|Italy||Brevetto 1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3|
|Poland||ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3|
|Switzerland||SchH, SchHB, SchHC; CHD1 equivalent to SchH1|
|Yugoslavia||CAB1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3|
AD – Agility Dog
AD – Endurance Test
AAD – Advanced Agility Dog
AX – Agility Excellence – A Title conferred on dogs for qualifying the requisite number of times in the Agility Excellent class at AKC agility trials.
Angekort – Awarded to a dog which has passed a Korung conformation test.
B or BH – This is a requirement for Schutzhund or Tracking. The dogs perform several obedience exercises and show that they have good temperament around other dogs, people, under distraction etc.
BFL – Bred for Longevity
BISS CH -At a Specialty Show, the only dog left undefeated at the end of all judging on that day.
BIS CH – At an all-breed show, the only dog left undefeated at the end of all judging on that day.
BdSg Bundessieger – A very prestigious title awarded in Europe, to the winner of an important statewide conformation competition.
CAC – Certificato di Attitudine al Campionato
CACIB – Certificato di Attitudine al Campionato Internazionale di Bellezza Certificate of achievement of International Championship in conformation. Several are required to obtain the CH title.
CH – Champion
CD – Companion Dog
CDX – Companion Dog Excellence
CGC – Canine Good Citizen
CT – Champion Tracker
Euro-CH – European Champion
EURO-SG – Europa Sieger – A dog which has won over all other entries at a large Europe-wide conformation show.
FH – Fahrtenhund – The title awarded at a Schutzhund trial to a dog successfully performing advanced tracking exercises.
DUT-CH – Dutch Champion
GER-CH – German Champion
IPOI IPOII IPOIII – Interationale Prufungsordnung Much the same as the Schutzhund, awarded to dogs successfully competing in the Tracking, Obedience and Protection phases of the event. Three levels of difficulty are offered, with III being the highest.
Int’l CH – International Champion – Championship awarded to dogs having competed and earned championship certificates under several European judges at International conformation shows.
KKL I AND II – Korklasse I and II – Highest level and the most prestigious conformation title awarded in Europe to dogs which meet strict conformation and temperament tests along with other requirements.
Korung – Korung testing is used in Germany is to set standards for They test character, performance, anatomical characteristics for maintaining and improving the breed. Dogs must be at least 2 years of age, have SchH1 or IPO1. Proof of AD test (endurance), have a-stamp or OFA of hips and have a show rating of at least good(SG). Your dog can be tested at two years of age or older for the first time with the above qualifications, then after first breed survey they have two year to get deferred or get there second breed survey done for life or they must start over, this rules are set by the SV in Germany. KKL1 or KKl2, KKL1 is the very best Korung rating.
LC – Longevity Certificate
NOR-CH – Norwegian Champion
MAD – Master Agility Dog
MX – Master Agility Excellent
OFA – Orthopedic Foundation For Animals
OTCH – Obedience Trial Champion – AKC title, dogs which have attained the highest title in obedience competition, as well as having continued to compete until accumulating 100 points by placing first or second at obedience trials.
SAR – Search and Rescue
Sch I SchII SchIII – Schutzhund – Awarded to dogs who successfully competing in all 3 phases of a Schutzhund. Tracking, Obedience and Protection.
SWED-CH – Swedish Champion
TD – Tracking Dog
TDX – Tracking Dog Excellent
ThD – Therapy Dog Test
TT – Temperament Test
UD – Utility Dog
UDX – Utility Dog Excellence
UDTD (UDT) – Utility Dog Tracking Dog
UDTDX – Utility Dog Tracking Dog Excellent
UDXTDX – Utility Dog Excellent Tracking Dog Excellent
UDVST – Utility Dog Variable Surface Tracking
UDXVST – Utility Dog Excellent Variable Surface Tracking
V-Rated – Vorzuglich Rated Highest rating awarded to dogs in the conformation evaluation at European or International shows.
V-1 – Vorzuglich Dog receiving the highest conformation rating and placing first in his class.
V-B – Verkehrssicherer Begleithund Similar to BH with more demanding Traffic sureness requirements.
VDH-CH – Verein des Deutschen Hundewesens Champion The Championship awarded by the German All Breed Kennel Club.
VDH-SGR – Verein des Deutschen Hundewesens Sieger The Dog placing above all other entries at a German Kennel Club All Breed conformation show.
WELT-SGR – Welt Sieger Winner of highest honors, beating all other entries at a World-wide all-breed conformation show.
WAC – Working Aptitude Certificate A US title, The test consists of several testing situations, including reaction to a peculiar and threatening stranger, changes in footing, crowds of people, etc. Similiar to the CKC CGC test.
WAE – Working Aptitude Evaluation
ZTP – Fit for Breeding testing
AKC – American Kennel Club – American All-Breed Purebred dog registry.
CKC – Canadian Kennel Club – The Canadian Kennel Club is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada.
FCI – Federation Cynologique Internationale – Based in Belgium, FCI licenses international shows in its 72 member countries, including the well-known annual World Show. FCI maintains breed standards for all its 341 recognized breeds. It does not operate a registry but accepts pedigrees for show purposes from the registries of its member countries. FCI has a reciprocal agreement with the AKC, the Canadian Kennel Club, and The Kennel Club (England), which are not members.
NADSR – North American Dog Sports and Registry was founded with the idea of promoting obedience, workability, health, and the owner/canine relationship. NADSR offers an alternative to other registries because we supply the owners and their dogs with the opportunities and tools to build a strong respectful relationship.
UKC – The United Kennel Club, the second oldest purebred dog registry in the US. UKC was founded in 1898 by Chauncey Bennett, a dog fancier who wanted a registry that concentrated on the working ability of dogs as well as their adherence to a physical standard.
For the novice eye this helps you understand the pedigree’s and what the linage can produce as well as the working ability and conformation behind the dog/puppy for it’s future.