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Need help deciphering all those letters before and after dog's names? Browse through the acronyms and abbreviations for many different titles, organizations, and countries. Know some that we missed? Email Info@PawVillage.com to let us know.

Conformation | Obedience | Agility | Flyball | Herding | Mushing
Coursing | Field Trial | Hunt Test | Schutzhund | Working | Miscellaneous
Organizations | Countries | Other Acronyms

Conformation Titles
Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)
BIS Best in Show
BISA Best in All-Breed Show
BISS Best in Specialty Show
BJIS Best Junior in Show
BPIS Best Puppy in Show
BPISS Best Puppy in Specialty Show
MBIS Multiple Best in Show
SBIS Specialty Best in 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
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
GRCH Grand Champion UKC
ICH International Champion
Int CH International Beauty Champion FCI
KansMVA International Show Champion FCI
MVA Show Champion FCI
OWC National Champion of Beauty Certificate FCI
SG Very Good Show or Performance rating, maximum rating without SchH Germany
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
UCH Champion Scandinavia
U-CH Champion UKC
U-GRCH Grand Champion UKC
VDH SGR Equivalent of BIS at German All-Breed Show Germany
VDH CH Equivalent of CH at German All-Breed Show Germany
BALTW-# Baltic Winner in a specific year
ESTW-# Estonian Winner in a specific year
EUV-# or EUW-# European Winner in a specific year
FINW-# Finnish National Winner in a specific year
JWW-# Junior World Winner in a specific year
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
SV-# or SW-# Swedish National Winner in a specific year
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)


 
Return to top of page Obedience Titles
Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)
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)
CD Companion Dog AKC, ASCA,
CKC (Canada)
CDX Companion Dog Excellent AKC, ASCA,
CKC (Canada)
CT Champion Tracker (TD + TDX + VST) AKC
LPI, LPII, LPIII Obedience Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Sweden
TD Tracking Dog AKC, ASCA,
CKC (Canada)
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent AKC, ASCA,
CKC (Canada)
UD Utility Dog AKC, ASCA,
CKC (Canada)
UDT (UD + TD) AKC
UDTX (UD + TDX) AKC
UDVST (UD + VST) AKC
UDX Utility Dog Excellent AKC, ASCA, CKC (Canada)
VST Variable Surface Tracking AKC
Return to top of page Agility Titles
Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)
ATCH Agility Trial Champion
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)
AAD Advanced Agility Dog USDAA
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
JDM Jumping Dog Australia
JDM Jumping Dog Master Australia
JDX Jumping Dog Excellent Australia
JM Jumpers Master USDAA
MAD Master Agility Dog USDAA
MADC Master Agility Dog of Canada AAC
MX Master Agility Excellent AKC
MXJ Master Jumper with Weaves AKC
NA Novice Agility AKC
NAJ Novice Jumper with Weaves AKC
OA Open Agility AKC
OAJ Open Jumper with Weaves AKC
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
Return to top of page 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
Return to top of page 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
Return to top of page Mushing/Sleddog Titles
Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)
DD Draft Dog
DDX Draft Dog Excellent
SD Sled Dog
SDU Sled Dog Unlimited
SDX Sled Dog Excellent
WLD Working Lead Dog AMCA
WLDX Working Lead Dog Excellent AMCA
WPD Working Pack Dog AMCA
WPDX Working Pack Dog Excellent AMCA
WTD Working Team Dog AMCA
WTDX Working Team Dog Excellent AMCA
WWPD Working Weightpull Dog AMCA
WWPDX Working Weightpull Dog Excellent AMCA


 
Return to top of page Coursing Titles
Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)
FCh Field Champion AKC
LCCH Lure Coursing Champion
Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)
ARM Award of Racing Merit WRA
ARX Award of Racing Merit Excellent CWA
CC Coursing Champion NAOFA
CM Courser of Merit NAOFA
CR Companion Racer WRA
CRX Companion Racer Excellent WRA
JC Junior Courser AKC
LCM Lure Courser of Merit ASFA
LCM2 Lure Courser of Merit 2 (has met LCM requirements twice, number increases as dog repeatedly meets requirements) ASFA
MC Master Courser AKC
NACC Coursing Champion NACA
NACM Courser of Merit NACA
ORC Oval Racing Champion NOTRA
OTR Oval Track Racer NOTRA
OTRM Oval Track Racer of Merit NOTRA
SC Senior Courser AKC
Return to top of page Field Trial Titles
Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)
AFC Amateur Field Champion (required to be owner-handled) AKC
CAFC Canadian Amateur Field Champion CKC (Canada)
CFC Canadian Field Champion CKC (Canada)
FC Field Champion AKC
NAFC National Amateur Field Champion AKC
NFC National Field Champion AKC
Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)
FD Field Dog (pointing) CKC (Canada)
FDJ Field Dog Junior (pointing) CKC (Canada)
FDX Field Dog Excellent CKC (Canada)
JE Junior Earthdog AKC
ME Master Earthdog AKC
SE Senior Earthdog AKC
Return to top of page Hunt Test Titles
Pre-Titles (titles appearing before a dog's name)
JGDCH Hunting Champion Denmark
Post-Titles (titles appearing after a dog's name)
GMHR Grand Master Hunting Retriever NAHRA
JH Junior Hunter AKC
MH Master Hunter AKC
MHR Master Hunting Retriever NAHRA
SH Senior Hunter AKC
SR Started Retriever NAHRA
WR Working Retriever NAHRA
Return to top of page 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
Return to top of page 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
Return to top of page 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
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
CG Certificate of Gameness AWTA
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
OD Outstanding Dam (5+ champion offspring) Golden Retrievers
OS Outstanding Sire (5+ champion offspring) Golden Retrievers
ROM Register of Merit Misc Breed Clubs
ROMC Canadian Register of Merit
ROMX Register of Merit Excellent Misc Breed Clubs
RTD Registered Therapy Dog
SDHF Show Dog Hall of Fame Golden Retrievers
SOM Sire of Merit Misc Breed Clubs
TC Temperament Certified
TD Therapy Dog
TT Temperament Tested
Return to top of page Organizations
AAC Agility Association of Canada
ACCC American Chinese Crested Club
ADRK Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub (General German Rottweiler Club)
AHBA American Herding Breeds Association
AMCA Alaskan Malamute Club of America
AKC American Kennel Club
ARC American Rottweiler Club
ARV American Rottweiler Verein
ASCA Australian Shepherd Club of America
ASFA American Sighthound Field Association
AWTA American Working Terrier Association
CERF Canine Eye Registry Foundation
CKC (Canada) Canadian Kennel Club
CKC (Continental) Continental Kennel Club (USA)
CWA Continental Whippet Alliance (USA)
DHV Deutscher Hundesportverband (German Working Dog Association)
DVG Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine (German Association of Working Dog Sport Clubs)
DWZRV Deutscher Windhund Zucht und Renn Verband (German Sighthound Breeding and Racing Club)
FCI Federation Cynologique International
GSDCA German Shepherd Club of America
GSDCC German Shepherd Club of Canada
IDC International Doberman Club
KC (United Kingdom) Kennel Club
LCA Leonberger Club of America
NACA North American Coursing Association
NADAC North American Dog Agility Council
NAHRA North American Hunting Retriever Association
NAOFA North American Open Field Association
NOTRA National Oval Track Racing Association (USA)
NSTRA National Shoot to Retrieve Association (USA)
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
USRC United States Rottweiler Club
VDH Verbrand fur das Deutsche Hundeswesen (German All-Breed Kennel Club)
WRA Whippet Racing Association (USA)


 
Return to top of page 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)
Return to top of page 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
maj Major
Multi Multiple
ptd Pointed
pts Points
Rac Racing
Res Reserve
Sel Select
Supr Supreme
Vet Veteran
VwD Von Willebrand Disease

 

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