TITLE ABREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS
The following are some examples of titles that you will see in front of a dogs
registered name.
(For a complete list go to the AKC or CKC website.)
CH







OTCH






CT


FC


MACH




HC



VCCH      
Champion
This will quite often be preceded by the abreviation for the country in which the
Champion title was awarded. (i.e. Am Ch.; Can Ch.; Mex Ch.) In the AKC point
system a dog must acquire 15 points, including 2 majors (a 3 pt win or better),
under at least three different judges. In the Canadian point system, a dog must
acquire 10 points, including 1 major (2pt win or better), under at least three
different judges.

Obedience Trial Champion
Dog must have won 100 points, received at least one first place in Open B, one
first place Utility and another first place ribbon in either class. First places must be
awarded by 3 different judges at all-breed events. One of the first places may
have been won at a Specialty show. Open B must have at least 6 in competition
and Utility must have at least 3 in competition.

Champion Tracker
Dog must hold all 3 tracking titles (TD, TDX, and VST)

Field Champion
A dog having earned the Field Champion title.

Master Agility Champion
In order to acquire this title, a dog must achieve a minimum of 750 championship
points and 20 double qualifying scores obtained from the Excellent B Standard
Agility class and the Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class.

Herding Champion
For this title, a dog must receive 15 points with at least two first places carrying
chapionship points, one of which must be for 3 points or better.

Versatile Companion Champion
Effective January 1, 2001, this title will precede the name of the dog that
completes an OTCH, MACH and CT.
The following are some examples of titles that you will see following a dogs
registered name.
(For a complete list go to the AKC or CKC website.)
Companion Dog
This title is given to a dog that has been certified by three different judges to have
received qualifying scores in Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience
trials.

Companion Dog Excellent
This title is given to a dog that has been certified by three different judges to have
received qualifying scores in Open classes at 3 licensed or member obedience
trials.

Herding Started
Must have three qualifying scores in the Started classes, with three different
judges and three different trials.

Herding Intermediate
Must have three qualifying scores in the Intermediate classes, with three different
judges and three different trials.

Herding Excellent
Must have three qualifying scores in the Advanced classes, with three different
judges and three different trials.

All of the herding titles may be followed by an A, B, or C which indicates the
course, and a d (ducks), s (sheep), c (cattle).

Herding Tested
A dog must qualify twice, under 2 diferent judges. dog may qualify twice in one day
if the dog is judged by different judges.

Novice Agility
Dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B Agility class under at least
2 different judges

Open Agility
Dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Agility class under at least 2 different
judges

Agility Excellent
Dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Agility class under at least 2
different judges

Master Agility Excellent
Dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B agility class under 2 different
judges. Trial at which AX was earned does not count toward the 10.

AKC Rally Novice
A dog that has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying
scores in Novice classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.

AKC Rally Advanced
A dog that has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying
scores in Advanced classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.

AKC Rally Excellent
A dog that has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying
scores in Excellent classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.

Tracking Dog
This title is given to the dog that has been certified by two judges to have passed
a licensed or member club TD test or at a combined TD/TDX test, or at a
combined TD/VST test or a TD/TDX/VST test.

Tracking Dog Excellent
This title is given to the dog that has been certified by two judges to have passed
a licensed or member club TDX test or at a combined TD/TDX test, or at a
combined TD/VST test or a TD/TDX/VST test.

Utility Dog
The Utility dog certificate is given to each registered dog that has been certified by
three obedience trial judges as having received qualifying Utility scores at three
licensed or member obedience trials.

Utility Dog Excellent
TO earn a Utility Dog Excellent title, the dog must have received qualifying scores
in both Open B and Utility b at 10 separate licensed or member obedience trials.
The letters UDX will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the number of
times a dog has met the requirements of the UDX title as defined in the
regulations. (UDX2 for 20 qualifying scores, UDX3 for 30, and so on)

Variable Surface Tracking
This dog has been certified by both judges to have passed a licensed or member
club Variable Surface Tracking test or at a combined TD/VST test,a combined
TDX/VST test, or a combined TD/TDX/VST test.
CD




CDX




HS



HI



HX






HT



NA



OA



AX



MX



RN



RA



RE



TD




TDX




UD




UDX






VST
The following are Miscellaneous titles that you will see following the dogs
registered name.
CGC

CGN




HIC

HIT

TT


TD

TDI
Canine Good Citizen Certificate (AKC)

Canine good Neighbor Certificate (CKC)

The CGC and the CGN are an excepted document by most Insurance Companies
that would exempt you dog from their "At Risk Breed" list.

Herding Instinct Certified

Herding Instinct Tested

Tempeament Tested
This test must be performed by ATTS or another official organization.

Therapy Dog

Therapy Dog International
The following are example of German working titles and European style
conformation titles. This is an example of titles given by the FCI, UCI, ARV, ARC,
RRC, USRC. USA. DVG, and the like.
BH



AD


FH


WH


SchH
I/II/III
(VPG
1/2/3, or
IPO I/II/III)


Ztp -
BST





Gekort
bis -
ABST



Gek bis
EzA -
LBST
Begleithunde
Obedience and Traffic Safety. The German equivilant of the CD and the CGC
combined into one test.

Endurance Test
A 12 1/2 mile endurance run.

Advanced Tracking
An advanced tracking test, comparable to the TDX.

Wachhunde
Watch dog test for basic allertness.

Schutzhund Titles
Schutzhund is the measure of the working ability of the dog, It involves three
phases.(Obedience, Tracking, and Protection work) All three phases must be
passed in order for the title to be awarded. A SchH I must be completed prior to
advancement to SchH II and so on. A dog can not compete for SchH titles until
they are at least 14 months of age and can not be advanced into the next level
for 6 months following being awarded a title.

Zuchttquglichkeitsprufung - Breed Suitability test
In order to receive this title the dog must have previously obtained a BH and a
passing Hip certification. The test comprises of a critique and temperament test
and a protection test. This cretification is a testiment to this dogs resemblence to
the breed standard, both in type and correct temperament and is deemed to be
breedable.

Korung - Advanced Breed Test
In addition to holding a Ztp or BST, males must be a minimum age of 36 months
and females, 30 months; the dog must have obtained 3 show critiques with an SG
or V rating from adult classes from at least 2 different judges; dogs must have
passed an AD, and males must have a SchH III title, females, a SchH I.

Lifetime Korung - Lifetime Breed Test
In addition to the requirements for the Korung/ABST a male must have sired at
least 3 litters, a female must have whelped at least 1 litter, this progeny must be
evaluated by a Breed Warden to be free of visible genetic faults (i.e. white spots,
long hair) This test can not be taken prior to 2 years from the date the
Korung/ABST was obtained.
European style conformation show (called a Sieger Show) are run quite differently than
they are in the AKC or CKC. These shows are put on in an outdoor venue and sports attire
is customary. The dogs are shown in a natural stance (no hand stacking) and may be
baited with toys at the judges discretion. Double handling is encouraged. Dogs will be
moved (run) long enough for the judge to evaluate the dog's movement and fitness.
Handlers may be changed as needed. Each dog is individually evaluated and a written
critique is given.

Each dog in each class receives a rating. Sieger Show ratings are translated as follows:
VP  -
P    -
G    -
U    -
Very Promising
Promising
Good
Unsatisfactory
Puppies
Adult dogs
V    -
SG  -
G    -
S    -
U    -
Vorzuglich (Excellent)
Sehr Gut (Very Good)
Gut (Good)
Genugent (Satisfactory)
Ungenugend (Unsatisfactory)
Titles awarded are:  Best Puppy (male and female) from the 4-12 month classes; Youth
Sieger (male) and Youth Siegerin (female) from the 12-24 month classes; Sieger (male)
and Siegerin (female) are chosen from the Open, Gebrauchshund (dogs with Schutzhund
titles), and Sieger classes. Most Beautiful Male and Female are chosen from the winners of
the above titles, 12 months or older.