Explanation of Titles

 
The dogs in the gallery have earned many titles and awards for their successes in the breed ring and their prowess as working dogs. Here is an explanation of the titles found on the dogs in the gallery.

CONFORMATION PREFIXES

White German Shepherd Dog Club of America

 

Prefix Meaning
WGSDCA BIF White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Best in Futurity
WGSDCA BIM White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Best in Maturity
WGSDCA BOF White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Best Opposite Sex in Futurity
WGSDCA BOM White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Best Opposite Sex in Maturity
WGSDCA Ch White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Champion
WGSDCA Grand Victor Grand Victor award (Best male dog in show) at White German Shepherd Dog Club of America National
WGSDCA Grand Victrix Grand Victrix award (Best female dog in show) at White German Shepherd Dog Club of America National

 

Other White German Shepherd Clubs

Prefix Meaning
AWSA Ch American White Shepherd Club Champion
WGSDCII Ch White German Shepherd Dog Club International, Inc. Champion
WGSDCII Grand Victor Grand Victor award (Best male dog in show) at White German Shepherd Dog Club International, Inc. National
WGSDCII Grand Victrix Grand Victrix award (Best female dog in show) at White German Shepherd Dog Club International, Inc. National
WSCC Ch White Shepherd Club of Canada Champion

 

American Kennel Club / German Shepherd Dog Club of America

Prefix Meaning
AOE German Shepherd Dog Club of America Award of Excellence. This is awarded to dogs with a Select, OFA hips and elbows, that have passed the GSDCA Temperament Test and have an AKC or Schutzund performance title
Ch. or Am. Ch American Kennel Club Champion
Select Excellent A dog who has earned a Select and also has OFA hips and elbows (awarded by German Shepherd Dog Club of America only)

 

United Kennel Club

Prefix Meaning
UKC BIMBS United Kennel Club Best in Multi-Breed Show
UKC GSD Ch United Kennel Club Champion as a German Shepherd Dog
UKC GSD Grand Ch United Kennel Club Champion as a German Shepherd Dog
UKC RBIMBS United Kennel Club Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Show
UKC WS Ch United Kennel Club Champion as a White Shepherd
UKC WS Grand Ch United Kennel Club Grand Champion as a White Shepherd

 

Other Clubs and Miscellaneous Notation

Prefix Meaning
2x 2x (or 3x, 4x) means the dog has earned the following title two times (or three or four)
ARBA Ch American Rare Breed Association Champion
ARBA Master Ch American Rare Breed Association Master Champion
BIS Best in Show
BISS Best in Specialty Show
Can. Ch Canadian Kennel Club Champion
DFUSA Ch Dog Fanciers USA Champion
IABCA Ch Champion of the International All-Breed Canine Association – there are many levels of championship within this club including national and international champions. For a complete list of IABCA titles, click here
Select An award given at a National Show by the judge for dogs he deems are of outstanding breed type or are a great representative of the breed

PERFORMANCE PREFIXES

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Prefix Meaning
ARCH Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Champion
ARCHX Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Champion Excellent
ARCHEX Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Champion Extraordinaire

 

Canine Performance Events

Prefix Meaning
C-ATCH Canine Performance Events Agility Team Championship

 

American Kennel Club

Prefix Meaning
CT American Kennel Club Champion Tracker
MACH American Kennel Club Master Agility Champion
OTCH American Kennel Club Obedience Trial Champion

 

North American Dog Agility Council

Prefix Meaning
NATCH North American Dog Agility Council Agility Trial Champion

 

United Kennel Club

Prefix Meaning
FO United Kennel Club Family Obedience Title
U-CD United Kennel Club Companion Dog
U-ACH United Kennel Club Agility Champion Title
U-ACHX United Kennel Club Agility Champion Excellent Title
U-AGI United Kennel Club Agility Level 1
U-AGII United Kennel Club Agility Level 2
U-CDX United Kennel Club Companion Dog Excellent
U-GOCH United Kennel Club Grand Obedience Champion
U-GRACH United Kennel Club Grand Agility Champion Title
U-OCH United Kennel Club Obedience Champion
U-UD United Kennel Club Utility Dog

AGILITY SUFFIXES

American Kennel Club

Suffix Meaning
AJP American Kennel Club Excellent Jumpers With Weaves A Preferred Title
AX American Kennel Club Agility Excellent Title
AXJ American Kennel Club Excellent Jumpers With Weaves Title
AXP American Kennel Club Agility Excellent A Preferred Title
FTC1 American Kennel Club FAST Century 1 Title
FTCP1 American Kennel Club FAST Century 1 Preferred Title
MFP American Kennel Club Master Excellent Preferred FAST Title
MJP American Kennel Club Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves B Preferred Title
MX American Kennel Club Master Agility Excellent Title
MXF American Kennel Club Master Excellent FAST Title
MXJ American Kennel Club Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves Title
MXP American Kennel Club Master Agility Excellent B Preferred Title
NA American Kennel Club Novice Agility Title
NAJ American Kennel Club Novice Jumpers With Weaves Title
NAP American Kennel Club Novice Agility Preferred Title
NF American Kennel Club Novice FAST Title
NFP American Kennel Club Novice Preferred FAST Title
NJP American Kennel Club Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred Title
OA American Kennel Club Open Agility Title
OAJ American Kennel Club Open Jumpers With Weaves Title
OAP American Kennel Club Open Agility Preferred Title
OF American Kennel Club Open FAST Title
OFP American Kennel Club Open Preferred FAST Title
OJP American Kennel Club Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred Title
PAX American Kennel Club Preferred Agility Excellent Title
XF American Kennel Club Excellent FAST Title
XFP American Kennel Club Excellent Preferred FAST Title

 

North American Dog Agility Council

Suffix Meaning
EAC North American Dog Agility Council Elite Proficient Agility Title
EAS North American Dog Agility Council Elite Skilled Agility Title
ECC North American Dog Agility Council Elite Proficient Chances Title
ECS North American Dog Agility Council Elite Skilled Chances Title
EJC North American Dog Agility Council Elite Proficient Jumpers Title
EJS North American Dog Agility Council Elite Skilled Jumpers Title
NAC North American Dog Agility Council Novice Agility Title
NCC North American Dog Agility Council Novice Chances Title
NJC North American Dog Agility Council Novice Jumpers Title
O- Before any NADAC agility title, this indicates an outstanding title at that level. For example, O-NAC is Outstanding Novice Agility Certificate
OAC North American Dog Agility Council Open Agility Title
OCC North American Dog Agility Council Open Chances Title
OF American Kennel Club Open FAST Title
OJC North American Dog Agility Council Open Jumpers Title
S- Before any NADAC agility title, this indicates a superior title at that level. For example, S-NAC is Superior Novice Agility Certificate
TG-E North American Dog Agility Council Elite Proficient Touch N Go Title
TG-N North American Dog Agility Council Novice Touch N Go Title
TG-O North American Dog Agility Council Open Touch N Go Title
TGS-E North American Dog Agility Council Elite Skilled Touch N Go Title
TN-E North American Dog Agility Council Elite Proficient Tunnelers Title
TN-N North American Dog Agility Council Novice Tunnelers Title
TN-O North American Dog Agility Council Open Tunnelers Title
TNS-E North American Dog Agility Council Elite Skilled Tunnelers Title
WV-E North American Dog Agility Council Elite Proficient Weavers Title
WV-N North American Dog Agility Council Novice Weavers Title
WV-O North American Dog Agility Council Open Weavers Title
WVS-E North American Dog Agility Council Elite Skilled Weavers Title

 

Canine Performance Events

Suffix Meaning
CLX-F X will be a number indicating the level. This title is the Canine Performance Events Fun Title for a specific level
CLX-H X will be a number indicating the level. This title is the Canine Performance Events Handler Title for a specific level
CLX-R X will be a number indicating the level. This title is the Canine Performance Events Regular Title for a specific level
CLX-S X will be a number indicating the level. This title is the Canine Performance Events Strategy Title for a specific level
CTL For Canine Performance Events titles, if they start with CTL instead of CL it indicated they were earned in the enthusiast category rather than the regular category

 

Conformation Suffixes

Suffix Meaning
ECHO White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Elementary Championship Option (altered championship)
MAC White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Master Altered Champion
MSDCH White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Master Stock Dog Champion
SDCH White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Stock Dog Champion

 

Herding Suffixes

Suffix Meaning
HC Herding Instinct Certified
HCT American Herding Breed Association Herding Capability Tested
HI American Kennel Club Herding Intermediate
HIAdsc American Kennel Club Herding Intermediate Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle)
HIBdsc American Kennel Club Herding Intermediate Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle)
HICs American Kennel Club Herding Intermediate Course C (sheep)
HRD American Herding Breed Association Herding Ranch Dog – there will be a small initial after the title indicating the type of stock on which the title. There is a HRD I, II and III to indicate various levels
HS American Kennel Club Herding Started
HSAdsc American Kennel Club Herding Started Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle)
HSBdsc American Kennel Club Herding Started Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle)
HSCs American Kennel Club Herding Started Course C (sheep)
HT American Kennel Club Herding Tested
HTCh. American Herding Breed Association Herding Trial Championship
HTD American Herding Breed Association Herding Trial Dog – there will be a small initial after the title indicating the type of stock on which the title. There is a HTD I, II and III to indicate various levels
HX American Kennel Club Herding Excellent
HXAdsc American Kennel Club Herding Advanced Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle)
HXBdsc American Kennel Club Herding Advanced Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle)
HXCs American Kennel Club Herding Advanced Course C (sheep)
JHD American Herding Breed Association Junior Herding Dog
PT American Kennel Club Pre-Trial Tested

 

Flyball Suffixes

Suffix Meaning
FD Flyball Dog
FDCH Flyball Dog Champion
FDM Flyball Dog Master
FDX Flyball Dog Excellent

 

Obedience Suffixes

Suffix Meaning
CD Companion Dog – if no country is specified, it is an American Kennel Club title. CAN means it is a Canadian Kennel Club title. AM/CAN indicates the title in both clubs
CDX Companion Dog Excellent – if no country is specified, it is an AKC title. CAN means it is a Canadian Kennel Club title. AM/CAN indicates the title in both clubs
UD Utility Dog – if no country is specified, it is an American Kennel Club title. CAN means it is a Canadian Kennel Club title. AM/CAN indicates the title in both clubs
UDX Utility Dog Excellent – if no country is specified, it is an American Kennel Club title. CAN means it is a Canadian Kennel Club title. AM/CAN indicates the title in both clubs

 

Rally Suffixes

Suffix Meaning
RA American Kennel Club Rally Advanced Title
RAE American Kennel Club Rally Advanced Excellent Title (highest AKC Rally title)
RE American Kennel Club Rally Excellent Title
RL1 Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Level 1 Title
RL1X Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Level 1 Championship
RL2 Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Level 2 Title
RL2X Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Level 2 Championship
RL3 Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Level 3 Title
RL3X Association of Pet Dog Trainers Rally Level 3 Championship
RN American Kennel Club Rally Novice Title

 

Tracking Suffixes

Suffix Meaning
TD American Kennel Club Tracking Dog
TDX American Kennel Club Tracking Dog Excellent
VST American Kennel Club Variable Surface Tracking

 

Schutzund Suffixes

Suffix Meaning
AD Ausdauerpr�fung – Endurance Title
BH Begleithund – Awarded by schutzhund clubs, this is a German test of training and temperament roughly equivalent to a combination of a CD and TT
FH1 Fartenhund – Awarded by schutzhund clubs, this is a German advanced tracking test, level 1
FH2 Fartenhund – Awarded by schutzhund clubs, this is a German advanced tracking test, level 2
SchH I Novice Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection
SchH II Intermediate Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection
SchH III Master Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection
IPO I International Novice Schutzhund trial qualification
IPO II International Intermediate Schutzhund
IPO III International Masters level Schutzhund

 

Other Suffixes

Suffix Meaning
CGC American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen
CGN Canadian Kennel Club Canine Good Neighbor
DSA Dog Scouts of America tested. Similiar to CGC
OFA Certified by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, the USA Registry for Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
OP Awarded by the White Shepherd Club of Canada for obedience progeny
OV Clever Canine Companions Versatile Working Registry Outstanding Versatility
OVC Certified by the Ontario Veterinary College, the Canadian Registry for Hip & Elbow Dyplasia
PD Dog Scouts of America Pack Dog
RO Register of Excellence – this is awarded by the WGSDCII for Obedience progeny
ROM Register of Merit – this is awarded by GSDCA for outstanding progeny
RX Register of Excellence – this is awarded by the WGSDCII for producing Champion progeny
RXO Register of Excellence in Conformation & Obedience. Awarded by WGSDCII
SAR Certified search and rescue dog
TC Temperment Tested (German Shepherd Dog Club of America)
TDI Therapy Dog International
TT Temperment Tested (American Temperament Test Society)
VCC Clever Canine Companions Versatile Working Registry Versatile Canine Companion
VCCX Clever Canine Companions Versatile Working Registry Versatile Canine Companion Excellent
VWF Von Willebrand’s tested (bleeding disorder)
WAM White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Award of Excellence
WAX White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Award of Merit
WROM Register of Merit – this is awarded by WGSDCA for outstanding progeny
WVDA White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Versatile Dog Award
WVDX White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Versatile Dog Excellent Award
WVSD White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Versatile Stock Dog Award
WVSDX White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Versatile Stock Dog Excellent Award
XP Awarded by the White Shepherd Club of Canada for excellence of progeny