KNOW YOUR TITLES

 

 

 

 Conformation Titles 

 

Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)

  

BALTW-#  Baltic Winner in a specific year  

BIS  Best in Show  

BISA  Best in All-Breed Show  

BISS  Best in Specialty Show (usually an independent show)  

BJIS  Best Junior in Show  

BPIS  Best Puppy in Show  

BPISS  Best Puppy in Specialty Show  

BOB  Best of Breed  

BOG  Best of Group  

BOS  Best of Opposite Sex  

BOW  Best of Winners  

CAC  National Champion of Beauty Certificate  FCI 

CACH  Honor Champion  UCI 

CACH-B  Honor Champion, Bronze  UCI 

CACH-G  Honor Champion, Gold  UCI 

CACH-S  Honor Champion,Silver  UCI 

CACIAG  Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat International d'Agility,

International Champion of Agility Certificate  FCI

DC Dual Champion AKC

CACIB  Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat International de Beaute,

International Champion of Beauty Certificate  FCI 

CACIL  Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat International des Courses de Levreirs, International Champion of Greyhound Racing Certificate  FCI 

CACIOB  Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat International d'Obeissance,

International Champion of Obedience Certificate  FCI 

CACIT  Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat International de Travail,

International Champion of Work Certificate  FCI 

CCH  Conformation Champion  

CH  Champion  

CHIB  International Show Champion  FCI

ESTW-#  Estonian Winner in a specific year  

EUV-# or EUW-#  European Winner in a specific year  

FINW-#  Finnish National Winner in a specific year  

GCH Grand Champion AKC

GRCH  Grand Champion  UKC 

ICH  International Champion  

Int CH  International Beauty Champion  FCI 

JWW-#  Junior World Winner in a specific year  

KansMVA  International Show Champion  FCI

KbhV-#  Copenhagen (Denmark) Winner in a specific year  

LTUW-#  Lithuanian Winner in a specific year  

LVW-#  Latvian Winner in a specific year  

NordV-# or NordW-#  Nordic Winner in a specific year  

NV-# or NW-#  Norwegian National Winner in a specific year  

MBIS  Multiple Best in Show  

MVA  Show Champion  FCI 

OWC  National Champion of Beauty Certificate  FCI 

SBIS  Specialty Best in Show  

SG  Very Good Show or Performance rating, maximum rating without SchH  Germany 

SV-# or SW-#  Swedish National Winner in a specific year

UCH  Champion  Scandinavia 

U-CH  Champion  UKC 

U-GRCH  Grand Champion  UKC 

V or V-Rated  Excellent Show or Performance rating  Germany 

V-1  Excellent Show or Performance rating, placed first in class  Germany 

VA  Excellent Select Show or Performance rating  Germany 

VDH SGR  Equivalent of BIS at German All-Breed Show  Germany 

VDH CH  Equivalent of CH at German All-Breed Show  Germany 

WD Winners dog AKC

WB Winners bitch AKC

WW-#  World Winner in a specific year  

 

 Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)

 

CC  Challenge Certificate (3 are required to earn UK CH)  KC (UK) 

JW  Junior Warrant  KC (UK) 

 

 

Obedience Titles & Tracking 

 

 Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)

  

CT Champion Tracker AKC

NOC National Obedience Champion AKC

OTCH  Obedience Trial Champion  AKC, ASCA,

CKC (Canada) 

SLCH  Obedience Champion  Sweden 

U-CD  Companion Dog  UKC 

U-CDX  Companion Dog Excellent  UKC 

U-UD  Utility Dog  UKC 

 

 

Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)

 

 BN Beginner Novice AKC

CD  Companion Dog  AKC, ASCA,

CKC (Canada) 

CDX  Companion Dog Excellent  AKC, ASCA,

CKC (Canada) 

CT  Champion Tracker (TD + TDX + VST)  AKC

 GN Graduate Novice AKC
 GO Graduate Open AKC
 LPI, LPII, LPIII  Obedience Level 1, Level 2, Level 3  Sweden

OGM Obedience Grand Master AKC
OM Obedience Master AKC

RN AKC Rally® Novice AKC

RA AKC Rally® Advanced AKC

RAE AKC Rally® Advanced Excellent AKC

RE AKC Rally® Excellent: AKC
T2B Time 2 Beat AKC

T2BP Time 2 Beat Preferred AKC

TD  Tracking Dog  AKC, ASCA,

CKC (Canada) 

TDX  Tracking Dog Excellent  AKC, ASCA,

CKC (Canada) 

UD  Utility Dog  AKC, ASCA,

UDT  (UD + TD)  AKC 

UDTX  (UD + TDX)  AKC 

UDVST  (UD + VST)  AKC 

UDX  Utility Dog Excellent  AKC, ASCA, CKC (Canada) 

VER Versatility AKC

VST  Variable Surface Tracking  AKC 

 

 

Agility Titles 

 

 Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name}  

 

AAD  Advanced Agility Dog  USDAA 

ATCH  Agility Trial Champion

MACH Master Agility Champion AKC

NAC National Agility Champion AKC

 U-ACH  Agility Champion  UKC 

U-ACHX  Agility Champion Excellent  UKC 

U-AGI  Agility I  UKC 

U-AGII  Agility II  UKC 

 

Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)

 

AADC  Advanced Agility Dog of Canada  AAC 

AD  Agility Dog  USDAA, Australia 

ADC  Agility Dog of Canada  AAC 

ADCH  Agility Dog Champion  USDAA 

ADM  Agility Dog Master  Australia 

ADX  Agility Dog Excellent  Australia 

AX  Agility Excellent  AKC 

AXJ  Excellent Jumper with Weaves  AKC 

GM  Gamblers Master  USDAA

FTC FAST Century AKC

FTCP FAST Century Preferred AKC

JDM  Jumping Dog  Australia 

JDM  Jumping Dog Master  Australia 

JDX  Jumping Dog Excellent  Australia 

MAD  Master Agility Dog  USDAA 

MADC  Master Agility Dog of Canada  AAC 

MFP Master Excellent FAST Preferred AKC

MJP Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves "B" Preferred AKC

MX  Master Agility Excellent  AKC 

MXF Master Excellent FAST AKC

MXP Master Agility Excellent "B" Preferred AKC

MXJ  Master Jumper with Weaves  AKC

 NA  Novice Agility  AKC

 NAJ  Novice Jumper with Weaves  AKC

 NAP Novice Agility Preferred AKC

 NF Novice FAST AKC

 NFP Novice FAST Preferred AKC

 NJP Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred AKC

OA  Open Agility  AKC 

OAJ  Open Jumper with Weaves  AKC

OAP Open Agility Preferred AKC

OF Open FAST AKC

OFP Open FAST Preferred AKC

OJP Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred AKC

PAX Preferred Agility Excellent AKC

TQX Triple Q Excellent AKC

TQXP Triple Q Excellent Preferred AKC

XF Excellent FAST AKC

XFP Excellent FAST Preferred AKC
 

USDAA (Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)  

JM  Jumpers Master  USDAA 

PM  Pairs Master  USDAA 

SM  Snooker Master  USDAA 

VAAD  Veteran Advanced Agility Dog  USDAA 

VAD  Veteran Agility Dog  USDAA 

VG  Veterans Gambler  USDAA 

VJ  Veterans Jumper  USDAA 

VMAD  Veteran Master Agility Dog  USDAA 

VPD  Veteran Performance Dog  USDAA 

VS  Veterans Snooker  USDAA 

 

 NADAC Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)  

O-  Outstanding Performance, prefixed to any NADAC title  NADAC 

S-  Superior Performance, prefixed to any NADAC title  NADAC 

EAC  Elite Standard  NADAC 

EGC  Elite Gamblers  NADAC 

EJC  Elite Jumpers  NADAC 

NAC  Novice Standard  NADAC 

NGC  Novice Gamblers  NADAC 

NJC  Novice Jumpers  NADAC 

OAC  Open Standard  NADAC 

OGC  Open Gamblers  NADAC 

OJC  Open Jumpers  NADAC 

-V  Veterans, suffixed to any NADAC title  NADAC 

-JH  Junior Handler, suffixed to any NADAC title  NADAC 

NATCh  Agility Trial Champion  NADAC

 

 ASCA Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)  

GI  Gamblers Intermediate Agility  ASCA 

GJ  Gamblers Junior Agility  ASCA 

GS  Gamblers Standard Agility  ASCA 

GV  Gamblers Veterans Agility  ASCA 

JI  Jumpers Intermediate Agility  ASCA 

JJ  Jumpers Junior Agility  ASCA 

JS  Jumpers Standard Agility  ASCA 

JV  Jumpers Veterans Agility  ASCA 

RI  Regular Intermediate Agility  ASCA 

RJ  Regular Juniors Agility  ASCA 

RS  Regular Standard Agility  ASCA 

RV  Regular Veterans Agility  ASCA 

-E  Elite, suffixed to any ASCA agility title  ASCA 

-N  Novice, suffixed to any ASCA agility title  ASCA 

-O  Open, suffixed to any ASCA agility title  ASCA

 

 

Coursing

 

 

 

CA      Coursing Ability

CAA   Coursing Ability Advanced

CAX   Coursing Ability Excellent

CAX2 Coursing Ability Excellent 2

 

 

 

Flyball Titles 

 

Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)  

 

FD  Flyball Dog  

FDCh  Flyball Dog Champion  

FDX  Flyball Dog Excellent  

FGDCh  Flyball Grand Champion  

FM  Flyball Master  

FMCh  Flyball Master Champion  

FMX  Flyball Master Excellent  

 

 

Herding Titles 

 

 Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)

  

HC  Herding Champion  AKC 

WTCH  Working Trial Champion (Advanced Trial Dog on all stock)  ASCA 

 

Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)  

ATDdsc  Advanced Trial Dog (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  ASCA 

HCT  Herding Capable Tested  AHBA 

HIC  Herding Instinct Certified  AHBA 

 

 

HI  Herding Intermediate  AKC 

HIAdsc  HI Course A (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  AKC 

HIBdsc  HI Course B (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  AKC 

HICs  HI Course C, sheep  AKC 

HS  Herding Started  AKC 

HSAdsc  HS Course A (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  AKC  

HSBdsc  HS Course B (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  AKC 

HSCs  HS Course C, sheep  AKC 

HT  Herding Tested  AKC 

HTD1dsgc  Herding Trial Dog Level 1 (with 1-4 suffixes for ducks, sheep, goats, and/or cattle)  AHBA 

HTD2dsgc  Herding Trial Dog Level 2 (with 1-4 suffixes for ducks, sheep, goats, and/or cattle)  AHBA 

HTD3dsgc  Herding Trial Dog Level 3 (with 1-4 suffixes for ducks, sheep, goats, and/or cattle)  AHBA 

HX  Herding Excellent  AKC 

HXAdsc  HX Course A (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  AKC 

HXBdsc  HX Course B (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  AKC 

HXCs  HX Course C, sheep  AKC 

JHD  Junior Herd Dog  AHBA 

OTDdsc  Open Trial Dog (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  ASCA 

PATDdsc  Post Advanced Trial Dog (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  ASCA 

PT  Pre-Trial Tested  AKC 

RD  Ranch Dog (certified useful during routine farm tasks)  ASCA 

RTDdsc  Ranch Trial Dog (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  ASCA 

STDdsc  Started Trial Dog (with 1-3 suffixes for ducks, sheep, and/or cattle)  ASCA 

 

  

Working Titles

 

Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)  

 

WAC or WC or WD  Working Dog or Certificate  Misc Breed Clubs 

WDX  Working Dog Excellent  

VCD1 Versatile Companion Dog 1 AKC

VCD2 Versatile Companion Dog 2:AKC

VCD3 Versatile Companion Dog 3 AKC

VCD4 Versatile Companion Dog 4 AKC

 

 

Schutzhund & German Titles 

 

 Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)

 

BS  Bundesieger, Working Dog Champion (with applicable year)  

BJS  Junior Working Dog Champion (with applicable year)

ES  Europa Sieger, European Champion (with applicable year)  

EJS  Junior European Champion (with applicable year)  

HS  Hutesieger, Herding Dog Champion (with applicable year)  

Jgd  Jungend, Junior  

KS  Klubsieger, Club Champion (with applicable year)  

KJS  Junior Club Champion (with applicable year)  

LS  Leistungssieger, Working Dog Champion (with applicable year)  

LJS  Junior Working Dog Champion (with applicable year)  

SG or SGR  Sieger, Grand Victor Title at German Sieger Show  

SGN or SGRN  Siegerin, Grand Victrix Title at German Sieger Show 

WS  Weltsieger, World Champion (with applicable year)  

WJS  Junior World Champion (with applicable year)  

ZS  Zonensieger, Regional Champion (with applicable year)   

 

Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)  

 

ABST  Breed Suitability Tested  

AD  Endurance (12.5 mile run)  

B or BH  Basic Companion Dog (equivalent to CD + CGC)  

BST  Breed Suitability Tested  

DH  Service Dog  

FHI  Advanced Tracking Qualification  

FHII  Superior Tracking Qualification  

Gekort bis EzA

or Gek bis EzA  Suitable for Breeding  

GRH  Border Patrol Dog  

HGH  Herding Dog  

IPOI  International Novice Schutzhund  

IPOII  International Intermediate Schutzhund  

IPOIII  International Master Schutzhund  

KKL  Certified as eligible for breeding under the German breed survey system  

Korung  Has passed strict requirements in breed suitability, conformation, working, protection, and is hip dysplasia free  

KrH  War Dog  

Lbz  Lifetime Breed Surveyed  

OBI, OBII, OBIII  Obedience only at SchHI, SchHII, SchHIII level  

PDH  Working Police Dog  

PSP  Police Protection Dog  

SchH  Schutzhund  

SchHA  Schutzhund without Tracking portion  

SchHI  Schutzhund Qualification Novice  

SchHII  Schutzhund Qualification Intermediate  

SchHIII  Schutzhund Qualification Masters level  

TRI, TRII, TRIII  Tracking only at SchHI, SchHII, SchHIII level  

VPGI  Novice Schutzhund  

VPGII  Intermediate Schutzhund  

VPGIII  Master Schutzhund  

WH  Watchdog

  

ZH  Customs Dog  

ZtP  Recommended for Breeding  

 

 

Miscellaneous Titles 

 

 Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name )

 

DC  Dual Champion (CH + FC or HC)  AKC 

DPC  Dual Purpose Champion  CWA 

PCH  Performance Champion (all open agility + CDX or CD + advanced ducks + open cattle or sheep)  ASCA 

RENNCH  Racing Champion  Germany 

SPCH  Supreme Performance Champion  ASCA 

SVCH  Supreme Versatility Champion (ATCH + OTCH + WTCH)  ASCA 

TC  Triple Champion (DC + OTCH or CT or MACH)  AKC 

VCH  Versatility Champion  ASCA 

 VCCH Versatile Companion Champion AKC

 

Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)  

AOE  Award of Excellence  

AOM  Award of Merit  

AOMX  Award of Merit Excellent  

 

CGC  Canine Good Citizen  AKC 

CGN  Canine Good Neighbor  CKC (Canada) 

DNA-CP

or DNA-VP  DNA Certification  AKC 

DOM  Dam of Merit  Misc Breed Clubs 

HOF  Hall of Fame  Misc Breed Clubs 

LOM  Legion of Merit  Misc Breed Clubs 

ROM  Register of Merit  Misc Breed Clubs 

ROMC  Canadian Register of Merit  

ROMX  Register of Merit Excellent  Misc Breed Clubs 

RTD  Registered Therapy Dog  

SOM  Sire of Merit  Misc Breed Clubs 

TC  Temperament Certified  

TD  Therapy Dog  

TT  American Temperament Tested  

 

 

 

Organizations 

 

AAC  Agility Association of Canada 

AHBA  American Herding Breeds Association 

AKC  American Kennel Club 

ARC  American Rottweiler Club 

ASCA  Australian Shepherd Club of America 

CERF  Canine Eye Registry Foundation 

CKC (Canada)  Canadian Kennel Club 

CKC (Continental)  Continental Kennel Club (USA)

 CKC (Canada) 

CWA  Continental Whippet Alliance (USA) 

DHV  Deutscher Hundesportverband (German Working Dog Association) 

DVG  Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine (German Association of Working Dog Sport Clubs) 

FCI  Federation Cynologique International 

KC  (United Kingdom) Kennel Club 

NACA  North American Coursing Association 

NADAC  North American Dog Agility Council 

OFA  Orthopedic Foundation for Animals 

RKF  Russian Kinological Federation 

SKC  States Kennel Club (USA) 

TDI  Therapy Dog International 

UCI  Union Cynologie International 

UKC  United Kennel Club (USA) 

USDAA  United States Dog Agility Association 

VDH  Verbrand fur das Deutsche Hundeswesen (German All-Breed Kennel Club) 

 

 

 Countries & Regions 

 

 

Am  United States of America 

Afr  Africa (KSU) 

Arg  Argentina (FCA) 

Aus  Austria (OHZ) 

Aust  Australia (ANK) 

Az  Azerbaidjan 

B  Belgium (LOH) 

B-H  Bosnia-Hercegovina 

Bah  Bahrain 

Balt  Baltic 

Bda  Bermuda 

Bhm  Bahamas 

Biel  Bielorussa 

Blr  Belarus 

Bnlx  Benelux 

Bol  Bolivia (KCB) 

Braz  Brazil (CBKC) 

Bulg  Bulgaria 

Can  Canada (CAN) 

Ch  China 

Chi  Chile (KCC) 

Col  Columbia (LOC) 

CR  Costa Rica (ACC) 

Cro  Croatia (HKS) 

Cub  Cuba (FCC) 

Cy  Cyprus 

CZ  Czech Republic (CKU) 

DK  Denmark (DKK) 

DR  Dominican Republic (FCD) 

Ecu  Ecuador (ECU/LER) 

Eng  England 

ES  El Salvador 

Est  Estonia 

Euro  Europe 

Fin  Finland (SKF) 

Fr  France (LOF) 

Geo  Georgia (FCG) 

Ger or DT  Germany/Deutsche (VDH) 

Gib  Gibraltar (GKC) 

Gr  Greece 

Gua  Guatamala (GUA) 

HK  Hong Kong 

Hon  Honduras 

Hun  Hungary (MET) 

Ice  Iceland 

Ind  India (IND) 

Indo  Indonesia 

Int  International 

Ir  Ireland (IKC) 

Isr  Israel (KCI) 

It  Italy (LOI) 

Jap  Japan (JKC) 

Kaz  Kazakstan 

Kor  Korea (KOR) 

LV  Latvia 

LTU  Lithuania 

Lux  Luxembourg (LOL) 

Mac  Macedonia 

Mal  Malaysia (MKA) 

Malt  Malta 

Mex  Mexico (FCM) 

Mol  Moldavia 

Mon  Monaco 

Mor  Morocco 

Nat  National 

Nic  Nicuragua 

NL  Netherlands 

Nord  Nordic 

N  Norway (NKK) 

NZ  New Zealand (NZK) 

Pan  Panama (LCP) 

Parag  Paraguay (PKC) 

Per  Peru (KCP) 

Phil  Philippines (FILI) 

PL  Poland (PKR) 

Port  Portugal (LOP) 

PR  Puerto Rico (CPR) 

Rom  Romania 

Rus  Russia (RFK) 

SAfr  South Africa 

Scot  Scotland 

Sing  Singapore 

SK  Slovakia 

SL  Sri Lanka 

SLO  Slovenia (SLR) 

SM  San Marino 

Span  Spain 

S  Sweden (SKK) 

Swiss  Switzerland (LOS) 

Taiw  Taiwan 

Thai  Thailand 

UK  United Kingdom 

Ukr  Ukraine (UKU) 

Urug  Uruguay (KCU) 

Uzb  Uzbekistan 

Venz  Venezuela (FCV) 

Wld  World 

Yug  Yugoslavia (JKS) 

 

 

 

Other Acronyms 

 

ED  Elbow Dysplasia  

GR  Grand  

HD  Hip Dysplasia  

ILP  Indefinite Listing Privilege (allows an unregisterable purebred dog to compete in companion and performance events)  AKC 

Jr  Junior  

LP  Listing Privilege (allows an unregisterable purebred dog to compete in companion and performance events)  UKC

THY thyroid tested

 

maj  Major  

Multi  Multiple  

ptd  Pointed  

pts  Points  

Rac  Racing  

Res  Reserve  

Sel  Select  

Supr  Supreme  

Vet  Veteran  

VwD  Von Willebrand Disease