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Schönheit Glossary of

Working Titles and Abbreviations

Schönheit Glossary of Working Titles and Abbreviations

A a-stamp

‘a-stamp’ (indicates a passing hip score with regards to testing for hip dysplasia/joint laxity). An SV certification rating. See also OFA, OVC, PennHip.

a-Normal = certified normal hips

a-Fast Normal = certified near normal hips

a-Noch zugelassen = certified hips, still permissable for breeding

A

Ausreichend — sufficient — show or performance rating

ABST

Advanced Breed Suitability Test

AD

Ausdauerprüfung – endurance trial 12 miles in 2 hours.

AKC

American Kennel Club – American breed club organization. The AKC is not involved in the sport of Schutzhund. The AKC has a working relationship with the FCI, but not with WUSV. The AKC is a club of clubs, and is primarily a registry for purebred dogs.

B

Begleithunde – the preliminary and prerequisite test for a dog going on to get his/her Schutzhund titles. A combination temperament and obedience test. B and BH are used interchangeably.

BH

BLH

BundesLeistungsHüten – National Herding Trial

BSP

BundesSiegerPrüfung – trial at the national level

BST

Breed Suitability Test

BSZS

BundesSiegerZuchtSchau – show at the national level

FH

Fährtenhund – tracking dog title

FH 1,

FH 2

G

(Gut) / Good – Earned 240-269 points

IPO also IP 1, 2, 3

International Prüfungsordnung (International working tests) Class I, II, III, similar to schutzhund. International Schutzhund titles, functionally equivalent to SchH I, II, III.

KKL1

Körklasse 1 (especially recommended for breeding by the SV) Körklasse 2 (suitable for breeding by the SV)

KKL2

KLZ

Kör- und Leistungszucht – Qualification and Performance Breeding. Both parents have breed surveys and all four grandparents have working titles.

KZ

Körzucht – Qualification Breeding – Both parents have breed surveys.

LGA

Regional Show Or Working Trial

SchH/ VPG

Schutzhund, and the 3 levels of titles awarded. Each level is a progression and built on the skills learned in the previous level. Used as an abbreviation, “SchH” can refer to the dog or the sport. Titles are sometimes written as SchH 1, SchH 2, SchH 3.

SchH 1,

SchH 2, SchH 3

SchHA

A limited SchH title, similar to SchH I but without the tracking portion.

SG

(Sehr gut) / Very Good – Earned 270-285 points

SG1, SG2, etc.

See V1.

SGR

Sieger (male) or Siegerin (female) -the best male or female at the national conformation specialty show

SV

Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (German Shepherd Dog Club) The original GSD breed club and breed registry, based in Germany. The SV is not only the largest breed-specific registry in the world, it’s also extremely active. In addition to being a breed registry, the SV also promotes working-dog activities, i.e. by awarding working titles (SchH). They also sanction conformation show and koerungs (breed surveys). The SV is a member of the VDH. (Schutzhund,IPO etc.)

V

(Vorzuglich) Excellent Show- Earned 286-300 points

V1 V2, V3, etc.

Ranking at the BSP, V being excellent and top rating, the top placed dog is V1, second is V2, etc. until reaching the dogs rated SG, then they are SG1, SG2, etc.

VA

Vorzüglich-Auslese (Excellent Select show rating given only at Sieger show) (VA-1) See V1.

WUSV

Welt Union der Schäferhundvereine or World Union of GSD clubs. International breed umbrella for GSD breed clubs. Author and owner of the GSD international breed standard for the FCI (see FCI) Currently represents more than 60 countries, established to bring all GSD clubs worldwide closer together, and in sync with the SV in Germany. (see SV) The WUSV is allied to the FCI through direct communications, as well as through membership in the FCI club, the German VDH. (see VDH) Clubs like the GSSCC and the USA have a dotted-line connection to the FCI and a direct connection to the WUSV, and that strongly encourages them to abide by both FCI and SV regulations.

ZVV

(Czech Republic) ZVV1, 2 3 comparable to SchH/VPG 1, 2 3