Titles and Abbreviations

ORGANIZATIONS

AAC

Agility Association of Canada

AKC

American Kennel Club

APDT

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

AWDF

American Working Dog Federation

AWMA

American Working Malinois Association

CKC

Canadian Kennel Club

CRA

Canadian Ring Association (French Ring)

NADAC

North American Dog Agility Council

NARA

North American Ring Association (French Ring)

PSA

Protection Sports Association

UKC

United Kennel Club

USDAA

US Dog Agility Association

 

MISCELLANEOUS TITLES & ABBREVIATIONS

CGC

Canine Good Citizen Certificate

TT

Temperment Tested

CSAU

Certificat de Sociabilité et d'Aptitude à l'Utilisation - French temperament test involves basic obedience and temperament testing.

CH

Champion (prefix)

CH Tr.

Working Trial Champion

ROM

Register of Merit, requirements vary based on breed

TDI

Therapy Dog International

CHIC

Varies based on breed, dog has met a list of health test requirements set by the national breed club

Mjr Ptd

Dog is major pointed in conformation

HIT

High in Trial

RHIT

Reserve High in Trial

 

FRENCH RING

FR Brevet

The entry level title in French Ring, combines obedience and protection work, is considered a working certificate and only has to be passed once

FRI

Level one, a combination of obedience, agility and protection work, requires 2 passing scores under different judges

FRII

Level two, a combination of obedience, agility and protection work, requires 2 passing scores under different judges

FRIII

Level three, the highest level in French Ring, a combination of obedience, agility and protection work, requires 2 passing scores under different judges

FR Level X

Used to denote when a dog has earned one leg at level X, also shown as FR lvl X

 

MONDIO RING

MR Brevet

The entry level title in Mondio Ring, combines obedience and protection work. Is not a requirement to compete at MRI

MRI

Level one, a combination of obedience, agility and protection work

MRII

Level two, a combination of obedience, agility and protection work

MRIII

Level three, the highest level in French Ring, a combination of obedience, agility and protection work

In Mondio Ring a dog must earn two legs at level I or II to advance to the next level (II or III). OR a dog can compete in MR at the level it is currently competing at in Sch or FR. IE a dog competing at FRII can compete at MRII even if it has never trialed in MR before.

 

SCHUTZHUND

AD

12 1/2 mile endurance run

BH

Similar to a combination of the CD and CGC tests  The BH Test Explained , required before a dog can compete in any other Sch comeptitions/levels

SchHA

The SchI obedience and protection phases, no tracking

SchHI, SchHII, SchHIII

comprising three phases -tracking,obedience and protection. dog must pass all three phases to earn title

IPOI, IPOII, IPOIII

depending on when they were earned, the same as the SchI, II, or III, or some slight rule differences - International Prufungorden

VPGI, VPGII, VPGIII

depending on when they were earned, the same as the SchI, II, or III, or some slight rule differences

FH

advanced tracking title (comparable to TDX)

FHII

highest level Sch tracking title, similar to a VST

WH

watchdog title

KKL

Koerklasse means the dog is certified as eligible for breeding under the German breed survey system, ratings are I and II, requirements vary based on breed

 

PSA

PDC

The entry level certificate in PSA. Protection Dog Certificate is a basic protection-dog certificate, judged on a pass-fail basis, meant to evaluate protection-trained dogs in basic obedience and controlled protection routines.

TC

This is the entry-level obedience title. The dog and handler must establish their ability to be under control both on leash and off leash during pre-determined obedience routines, and that the dog has a safe and sound temperament in public. Same obedience routine as the PSA1.

PSA1

The first competition level in PSA. Includes obedience and protection work, done on and off leash. Is considered the hardest test of the dogs character in PSA. Requires one passing performance to earn the title.

PSA2

Includes obedience, agility and protection work. Scenario based. Tests the dogs character, but is more a test of the training/trainer. Requires 2 legs to earn the title.

PSA3

The highest level of competition in PSA. Requires 2 legs to earn the title.

 

HERDING TITLES

Each of these titles can have a livestock specific suffix: d for ducks, s for sheep, g for goats, ge for geese, or c for cattle. They may also have a course suffix. IE HIAs is Herding Intermediate, Course A, on sheep. HSBc would be Herding Started, Course B on cattle.

HIC

Herding Instinct Certified

HCH

Herding Companion (prefix) ( AKC )

HI

Herding Intermediate (AKC)

HS

Herding Started (AKC)

HT

Herding Tested (AKC)

HX

Herding Excellent (AKC)

PT

Pre-Trial Tested (AKC)

HCT

Herding Capable Tested ( AHBA )

JHD

Junior Herd Dog (AHBA)

HTDI

Herding Trial Dog, first level (AHBA)

HTDII

Herding Trial Dog, second level (AHBA)

HTDIII

Herding Trial Dog, third level (AHBA)

HRDI

Herding Ranch Dog, first level (AHBA)

HRDII

Herding Ranch Dog, second level (AHBA)

HRDIII

Herding Ranch Dog, third level (AHBA)

HTADI

Herding Trial ?? Dog, first level (AHBA)

HTADII

Herding Trial ?? Dog, second level (AHBA)

HTADIII

Herding Trial ?? Dog, third level (AHBA)

ATD

Advanced Trial Dog (ASCA)

OTD

Open Trial Dog (ASCA)

RD

Ranch Dog (dog has been evaluated by a judge while doing its routine farm tasks & certified to be a useful working dog) (ASCA)

STD

Started Trial Dog (ASCA)

WTCH

Working Trial Champion (prefix)  (dog has earned ATD on all 3 types of stock) (ASCA)

 

FLYBALL TITLES

FD

Flyball Dog (NAFA)

FDX

Flyball Dog Excellent (NAFA)

FDCh

Flyball Champion (NAFA)

FDM

Flyball Master (NAFA)

FMX

Flyball Master Excellent (NAFA)

FMch

Flyball Master Champion (NAFA)

ONYX

Award based on points (NAFA)

FDGCh

Flyball Grand Champion (NAFA)

TF-I, TF-II, TF-III

Top Flight (U-FLI)

TFE-I, TFE-II, TFE-III

Top Flight Executive (U-FLI)

TFP-I, TFP-II, TFP-III

Top Flight Premier (U-FLI)

TFFC-I, TFFC-II, TFFC-III

Top Flight First Class (U-FLI)

TFWC-I, TFWC-II, TFWC-III

Top Flight World Class (U-FLI)

TFX-I, TFX-II, TFX-III

Top Flight Extreme (U-FLI)

TFU-I, TFU-II, TFU-III

Top Flight Ultimate (U-FLI)

 

AGILITY TITLES

AX

Agility Excellent (AKC)

MX

Master Agility Excellent (AKC)

NA

Novice Agility (AKC)

OA

Open Agility (AKC)

NAJ

Novice Jumper With Weaves (AKC)

OAJ

Open Jumper With Weaves (AKC)

AXJ

Excellent Jumper With Weaves (AKC)

MXJ

Master Jumper With Weaves (AKC)

U-AGI

Agility I (UKC)

U-AGII

Agility II (UKC)

U-ACH

Agility Champion (UKC)

U-ACHX

Agility Champion Excellent (UKC)

AD

Agility Dog (USDAA)

VAD

Veteran Agility Dog (USDAA)

VAAD

Veteran Advanced Agility Dog (USDAA)

VMAD

Veteran Master Agility Dog (USDAA)

VS

Veterans Snooker

VJ

Veterans Jumper

VG

Veterans Gambler

VPD

Veteran Performance Dog

AAD

Advanced Agility Dog (USDAA)

MAD

Master Agility Dog (USDAA)

SM

Snooker Master (USDAA)

GM

Gambler Master (USDAA)

PM

Pairs Master (USDAA)

JM

Jumpers Master (USDAA)

ADCH

Agility Dog Champion (USDAA)

ADC

Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)

AADC

Advanced Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)

MADC

Master Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)

O-, S-

Outstanding, Superior Peformance, prefixed to any NADAC title

NAC, NAC-V, NAC-JH

Novice Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

OAC, OAC-V, OAC-JH

Open Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

EAC, EAC-V, EAC-JH

Elite Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

NGC, NGC-V, NGC-JH

Novice Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

OGC, OGC-V, OGC-JH

Open Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

EGC, EGC-V, EGG-JH

Elite Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

NJC, NJC-V, NJC-JH

Novice Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

OJC, OJC-V, OJC-JH

Open Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

EJC, EJC-V, EJC-JH

Elite Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)

NATCh

Agility Trial Champion (NADAC)

 

OBEDIENCE & TRACKING TITLES (AKC/UKC/APDT) 

RL-1

Rally Level 1 (APDT)

RL-2

Rally Level 2 (APDT)

RL-3

Rally Level 3 (APDT)

RN

Rally Novice (AKC)

RA

Rally Advanced (AKC)

RE

Rally Excellent (AKC)

RAE

Rally Advanced Excellent (AKC)

CD

Companion Dog (AKC, CKC)

CDX

Companion Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)

UD

Utility Dog (AKC, CKC)

UDX

Utility Dog Excellent (AKC)

U-CD

Companion Dog (prefix) (UKC)

U-CDX

Companion Dog Excellent (prefix) (UKC)

U-UD

Utility Dog (prefix) (UKC)

OTCh

Obedience Trial Champion (prefix) (AKC, CKC)

TD

Tracking Dog (AKC, CKC)

TDX

Tracking Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)

VST

Variable Surface Tracking (AKC)

CT

Champion Tracker (a dog with a TD, TDX and VST) (AKC)

VCD I

Versatile Companion Dog (AKC) has completed CD, NA, NAJ, TD or CD, NAP, NJP, TD

VCD II

Versatile Companion Dog (AKC) has completed CDX, OA, OAJ, TD or CDX, OAP, OJP, TD

VCD III

Versatile Companion Dog (AKC) has completed UD, AX, AXJ, TDX or UD, AXP, AJP, TDX

VCD IV

Versatile Companion Dog (AKC) has completed UDX, MX, MXJ, VST or UDX, MXP, MJP, VST

VCCH

Versatile Companion Champion (AKC prefix) has completed OTCH, MACH and CT