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Key to Schutzhund titles and their abbreviations


Many people have asked what the letters behind their dogs names on the pedigrees are. These should help in deciphering them.
Working Titles
AD Endurance test
B Companion dog
DPO Police dog levels 1 and 2
FH Advanced tracking degree
  (Fartehund)
FH2 Advanced tracking degree level 2
IPO International trials levels 1, 2 and 3
HGH Herding dog
PH Police dog
PSP Police guard dog levels 1, 2 and 3
SchH Schutzhund levels A, 1, 2 and 3
WH Watch dog
WPO Championship Police trial
DV-Lstg Dobermann Verein Leitungssieger
  (Doberman Club Working Dog Championship)
ANGEK or
GEKORT
Angekort is presented at the Korung test
KORUNG

Trial Ratings
V Vorhanden
Vorzuglich present
Excellent show or performance
rating
SG Very Good
G Good
B Satisfactory
M Mangelhaft
Faulty show or performance rating
U Ungenugend
Unsatisfactory show or
performance rating

Courage Ratings
P or a Ausgepraegt Pronounced
S or Vh Satisfactory Courage
I or ng Insufficient Courage

Organizations
UDC United Doberman Club
(America)
IDC International Dobermann Club
INT.CH
International Champion
(must be won in 3 countries)
DV Dobermann Verein
SV German Shephard club of Germany
FCI Federation Cynologique International
(International Kennel Club)
VDH Verband fur das Deutshe Hundewesen
(German regulatory organization for rules and regulations)
AWDF American Working Dog Federation
(American equivalent of the VDH)

Show Ratings
DVjgsg Dobermann verein Jungenseiger
(Ntl. Dobermann Club Jr. Ch)
VA Excellent Select
V Excellent
SG Very Good
G Gut
Good show or performance rating
A Sufficient
U Insufficient
VP Very Promising (puppy classes only)
P Promising (puppy classes only)
LP Less promising
(puppy classes only)

Breed Surveys
ZTP Zuchttauglichkeitprufung
(fit for breeding)
FFB UDC Fit for breeding
VC
KKL Korung
KKL I - Koerklasse I
Especially recommended for
breeding
KKL II - Koerklasse II
Suitable for breeding

Hip/Elbow certification
OFA Hips and or Elbows certified by the Orthapedic Foundation for Animals

The FCI is an international consortium whose hip scheme
is A through E with Each letter grade divided into 2 brackets shown below.

OFA

FCI

Excellent
            Normal
Good

1
A
2

Fair
            Transitional
Borderline

1
B
2

Mild
             Dysplastic

1
C
2

Moderate
              Dysplastic

1
D
2

Severe
              Dysplastic

1
E
2


My personal notes

The M used in DVG for a failure. What is the word and the english
translation?

Mangelhaft/Mangelhaftig = fault/faulty
The A for pronounced?
Ausgepraegt = Pronounced
Bestanden,
for passing the BH.
VH for sufficient in courage?

Vorhanden = present
NG for not qualifying?
Nicht Genugend/Nicht Gueltig = Not Sufficient
von
Feminine.
vom
Masculine and Neutral [genative contraction... von dem]
v.d. = von der
Feminine [genative]

 

German Titles And Ratings

A - Ausreichend
Sufficient show or performance
rating

AD - Ausdauerpruefung
Endurance title (test includes a
12-mile run & simple obedience
test)

Angekoert - Recommended for
breeding


IPO I, II, III - Schutzhund III
according to the international rules

PDH - Polizei Dienst Hund
Working Police dog

PH - Polizeihund
Police-trained dog

PSP - Polizeischutzhundprufung
Police protection dog

SchH I, II, III - Schutzhund
Obedience, tracking, and protection
titles

SG - Sehr Gut
Very Good show or performance
rating;
highest rating obtainable by dogs
under 2 years old or at USA SchH
shows,
the highest rating that can be
obtained by an untitled dog

SH - Suchhund
Tracking dog

U - Ungenugend
Unsatisfactory show or
performance rating

V - Vorzuglich
Excellent show or performance
rating

VA - Vorzuglich-Auslese
Excellent Select show rating at
Sieger show;
highest award obtainable by a
German show dog;
typically awarded to 12-15 dogs
and bitches each year

VH - Vorhanden
Sufficient show or performance
rating

ZB - Zuchtbewertung
Conformation show rating

ZH I, II - Zollhund I, II
Customs dog

ZPr - Zuchtpruefung
Passed a breed survey,
recommended for breeding

 

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