German Shepherd Dog Titles, Ratings & Terms

 

Show Titles

VA

Vorzüglich Auslese = Excellent Select - Show rating only awarded at the Sieger show in the Working Classes (Males & Females over 24 months must have Working Titles to show in the Working Class)

V

Vorzüglich = Excellent - Show rating awarded in working class only. Also a SchH rating awarded to dogs who score 96 points or more out of 100 in SchH trial/competition.

SG

Sehr Gut = Very Good - Is the highest possible show rating a dog can obtain in Youth Class (12-18 mos.) or Young Dog Class (18-24 mos.) Also a SchH rating awarded to dogs who score 90-95 points out of 100 in SchH trial/competition.

G

Gut = Good - Show or working rating

U

Unsatisfactory - Show or working rating

VP

VP - Very Promising - the highest rating awarded to dogs under 12 months of age in the Puppy Classes (3-6 mos., 6-9 mos., 9-12 mos.)

P

Promising - awarded in Puppy Classes

NP

Not Promising - awarded in Puppy Classes

 

Working Titles

SchH

Schutzhund = Protection Dog. There are 3 levels: SchH I, SchH II, SchH III.

IPO

International title, equivalent to Schutzhund. There are 3 levels: IPO I, IPO II, IPO III.

AD

Ausdauerprüfung - an endurance test performed by gaiting approximately six - ten miles per hour for about 12 miles with a ten minute rest halfway and a simple obedience test at the end. AD is a prerequisite for a Korung evaluation.

BH

Begleithunde - Prerequisite for Schutzhund. Consists of an obedience test and a traffic/temperament test.

HGH

Herdengebrauchshund  = Herding Dog

PH

Polizei Hund = Police Dog

FH

Fährten Hund = Tracking Dog - Advanced tracking title

SAR

Search and rescue

Körung

SV Breed survey - The purpose of breed survey is to select from the breeding registry a number of dogs that in their character, performance, and anatomical construction appear suitable for the conservation and improvement of the breed.

Kkl

Körklasse - Breed Survey class (Kkl1 or Kkl2) In order to be breed-surveyed a dog must have a SchH, HGH or IPO title, must also have approved hips, pass an AD, and have a show-rating of G or better.

Kkl1

Kkl1 - the dog is especially recommended for breeding

Kkl2

Kkl2 - the dog is still suitable for breeding (Variations from the breed standard in conformation, such as too small or too large, a missing tooth, structural or protection work fault, etc., are issues that can cause a dog to be Kkl2 rather than Kkl1).

lbz

Lebenzeit = for life - The result of a Breed Survey (Körklasse) is for life (normally after the second Survey)

TSB

Triebveranlung, Selbstsicherheit und Belastbarkeit = drive, self-confidence, and ability to handle stress - in a courage test. Ratings are “pronounced,” “sufficient” or "insufficient."

T1, T2, T3 or T4

The dog is removed from farther participation in the Sieger show due to TSB failings. Each number indicates the reason for removal.

T1

Is indicating that even though the dog has demonstrated “pronounced” TSB, the dog did not release on command during the courage test. (Did not "Out"). 

T2

TSB vorhanden = TSB “sufficient” – not enough to continue on in the competition.

T3

TSB nicht genuegend = TSB “insufficient”

  T4

 The dog removed from farther participation due to lack of obedience or control (the dog failed all three allowed attempts to heal to the blind).