Glossary of Terms
A a-stam
a-stamp' (indicates a passing hip score with regards to testing for hip dysplasia/joint laxity). An SV certification rating. See also OFA, OVC, PennHip. a-Normal = certified normal hips a-Fast Normal = certified near normal hips a-Noch zugelassen = certified hips, still permissible for breeding
A
Ausreichend — sufficient — show or performance rating
ABST
Advanced Breed Suitability Test
AD
Ausdauerprüfung - endurance trial 12 miles in 2 hours with Obedience Test At the End
AKC
American Kennel Club - American breed club organization. The AKC is not involved in the sport of Schutzhund. The AKC has a working relationship with the FCI, but not with WUSV. The AKC is a club of clubs and is primarily a registry for purebred dogs.
AZG
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Zuchtvereine und Gebrauchshundeverbände — Association of breed registry and working-dog sports clubs — The AZG has the purpose of administrating uniform international Schutzhund rules via the FCI, to assure inter-club and international conformity, making it possible to hold identical or similar international trial competitions in many countries.
B
(Befriedigend) / Satisfactory- Earned 220-239 points
B BH
Begleithunde - the preliminary and prerequisite test for a dog going on to get his/her Schutzhund titles. A combination temperament and obedience test. B and BH are used interchangeably.
BIH
(Blindehund) Guide Dog for the Blind
Packen/Fass
Bite
BSP
BundesSiegerPrüfung - trial at the national level
BST
Breed Suitability Test
BSZS
BundesSiegerZuchtSchau - show at the national level
Voran/Revier
Building/Blind
CAC
is French for Certificat d'aptitude au Championnat, meaning, national competence certificate for the championship (of a certain country). Distributed by each country (FCI)
CACIB
is French for Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté meaning, competence certificate for the championship of International beauty championship International Champion (short CHIB) is awarded by the FCI
CD, CDX
Companion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent. Obedience titles granted by the AKC / CKC
CGC
the dog has a Canine Good Citizen certificate
Hier(hee er)
Come/Here
Pfui (fooey)Nein (nine)
Correction Word “No”
DH
(Diensthund) Service Dog
DHV
The German "Dog Sports Club" (Deutscher Hundesport Verein), which is the "National parent club" or the "Union" of the Dog Sport Clubs of Germany.
Lass das sein
Don’t do that!
Platz
Down
DVG
Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine e.V. (German member of DHV) A dog sport club and one of the larger members of the DHV. Has some branches in the US and Canada Alternate organization for Schutzhund, with slightly different rules, and a broader breed focus - not limited to the GSD.
Nimm Futter
Eat food
EZ
Einfache Zucht (Simple Breeding) Only one parent has a working degree.
FCI
Fédération Cynologique Internationale - the world Canine organization. Membership is currently at 79 countries’ national, purebred dog organizations.
FH, FH1, FH2
Fährtenhund - tracking dog title
Fpr.
For FPR2 or 3 entire level tracking titles, the track is laid by a stranger. The track include the number of turns and a number of small, man-made objects left by this person on the track itself. At the end of a 10 m Leash, they have the falls a dog, which is expected he sent the track and indicate a location at the office, usually by lying down with it between its front paws. The tracking face and tell her to test the dogs trainability and ability to scent, As well As it’s mental and physical endurance.
G
(Gut) / Good – Earned 240-269 points
GSD
German Shepherd Dog - common abbreviation for German Shepherds
GSDCA
German Shepherd Dog Club of America - a member of the WUSV but not the FCI
So ist brav
Good (praise)
Geh Voraus
Go Ahead
Geh rein(gay rine)
Go Inside
Voraus(for owss)
Go Out
Geh Raus/Geh Draussen
Go Outside
Pass auf/Wache
Guard
GZ
Gebrauchshundzucht - Utility Dog Breeding. Both parents have working titles.
Fuss(fooss)
Heel
Bleiben Ruhig/Steht Noch
Helper Stand Still
HGH
(Herdengebrauchshund) Herding Dog Title
IPO also IP 1, 2, 3
International Prüfungsordnung (International working tests) Class I, II, III, similar to schutzhund. International Schutzhund titles, functionally equivalent to SchH I, II, III.
Hopp
Jump
Zwinger/Box
Kennel/Crate
KKL1 KKL2
Körklasse 1 (especially recommended for breeding by the SV) Körklasse 2 (suitable for breeding by the SV)
KLZ
Kör- und Leistungszucht - Qualification and Performance Breeding. Both parents have breed surveys and all four grandparents have working titles.
KRAJ. VIT.
Regional Show Champion
KZ
Körzucht - Qualification Breeding - Both parents have breed surveys.
LBST
Lifetime Breed Suitability Test
LBZ
Lebenszeit - Breed surveyed for life
LZ
Leistungszucht - Performance Breeding. Both parents and all four grandparents have working titles
M
(Mangelhaft) / Insufficient – Earned 0-219 points
Mistr. CR
Czech Working Champion
Mistr. SR
Slovak Working Champion
NG
nicht genügend - insufficient. Used by the judge in describing a dog’s courage and "hardness". See TSB
NZB
Nachzucht Bewertung - progeny evaluation
OFA
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals a non-profit registry that issues "arms-length" certification on various health concerns, (not limited to Orthopaedics). Reference is usually with regards to the practice of x-raying hips and certifying the dogs to be free of hip dysplasia. See also "a stamp" OFA Excellent - no dysplasia, superior hip socket conformation OFA Good - no dysplasia, a well-formed, congruent hip joint OFA Fair - no dysplasia, minor irregularities in the hip joint present OFA Borderline - no consensus between radiologists to place hip into either a normal or dysplastic category OFA Mild (Grade I) - mild hip dysplasia present OFA Moderate (Grade II) - moderate hip dysplasia present OFA Severe (Grade III) - severe hip dysplasia present
In Ordnung
OK
Aus(owss)
Out/Let Go
Penhipp
Developed at University of Pennsylvania (USA) The procedure measures hip joint laxity; it does not grade a passing or failing score. Loose hips are more prone to developing the degenerative joint disease.
PH
Police Dog
Bring(brrring)
Retrieve/Fetch
ROM
Register of Merit - title awarded to the sire or dam for the accomplishments of its progeny. ROM - Register of Merit: A title given by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America to animals who have produced a minimum number of conformation Champions and other winning offspring. ROM/C - Register of Merit United States and Canada
SCHH, SCHH1, SCHH2, SCHH3
Schutzhund, and the 3 levels of titles awarded. Each level is a progression of Disciplines in Obedience, Protection, and Tracking. Used as an abbreviation, "SchH" can refer to the dog or the sport. Titles are sometimes written as SchH 1, SchH 2, SchH 3.
SchHA
A limited SchH title, similar to SchH I but without the tracking portion.
SG
Sehr Gut (Sehr gut) / Very Good – Earned 270-285 points
SG1, SG2, etc.
See V1.
SGR
Sieger (male) or Siegerin (female) -the best male or female at the national conformation specialty show
Gib Laut(geblout)
Speak/Bark
SPR
Protection Exam
Sitz(siitz))
Sit
Steh(shtay)
Stand
Bleib(bly’b)
Stay
SV
Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (German Shepherd Dog Club) The original GSD breed club and breed registry, based in Germany. The SV is not only the largest breed-specific registry in the world, but it’s also extremely active. In addition to being a breed registry, the SV also promotes working-dog activities, i.e. by awarding working titles (SchH). They also sanction conformation shows and koerungs (breed surveys). The SV is a member of the VDH. (Schutzhund, IPO, etc.)
SZ
Precedes the SV registration number i.e SZ 1234567
TC
Temperament Certificate
TD, TDX
Tracking dog titles granted by the AKC/CKC
Such (tsuuk)
Track
TSB
Triebveranlagung - fighting drive
TT
Temperament Tested
U
ungenügend - insufficient - show or performance rating
UD UDX
Utility Dog, Utility Dog Excellent. Advanced obedience titles granted by the AKC/CKC
UKC
United Kennel Club
UM
Czech National Participant
UM CR
Czech National Champion
UM SR
Slovak National Participant
UMS FCI
National Participant for the World FCI team
UMS WUSV
National Participant for the World WUSV team
USA
United Schutzhund Clubs of America (as opposed to the United States of America)
V
(Vorzüglich) / Excellent – Earned 286-300 points
Von or Vom
in a dog’s name, meaning "of" or "from"Usually indicates the start of the kennel name. I.e. dogname von kennelname. "Von" or "Vom" is gender specific to the gender of the kennel name - not the dog.
VA
Vorzüglich-Auslese (Excellent Select show rating given only at Sieger show) (VA-1) See V1.
VDH
Dog Society of Germany - VDH (Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen e.V.). It is the "national", "parent", or "main"dog club of Germany, and in turn is a member in, and bound by the rules of that international or "World Dog Club", the FCI. The SV is a member of the VDH. Just to be confusing, VDH is also the German Shepherd Dog club in the Netherlands, (Vereniging van Fokkers en Liefhebbers van Duitse Herdershonden)
VH
vorhanden - Present or Sufficient Used by the judge in describing a dog’s courage and "hardness"
VIT. TR.
Czech Class Champion (Show)
WDA
Working Dog Association
WUSV
Welt Union der Schäferhundvereine or World Union of GSD clubs. International breed umbrella for GSD breed clubs. Author and owner of the GSD international breed standard for the FCI (see FCI) Currently represents more than 60 countries, established to bring all GSD clubs worldwide closer together, and in sync with the SV in Germany. The WUSV is allied to the FCI through direct communications, as well as through membership in the FCI club, the German VDH. Clubs like the GSSCC and the USA have a dotted-line connection to the FCI and a direct connection to the WUSV, and that strongly encourages them to abide by both FCI and SV regulations.
ZH
(Zollhund) Customs Dog
ZOP
Obedience trial of the "Kynologická jednota CR Brno"
ZPO
Protection title (SPO=Slovak equivalent). More bite work than in SchH.
ZPS
Special Tracking title.
ZTGL
Zuchttauglich Suitable for breeding. Subject animal passed their ZTP.
ZTP ZTPr
Zuchttauglichkeitsprüfung - Breed-Suitability-Test - incorporating hip rating, conformation, and basic working ability.
ZVV
Czech and Slovak (ZVV/SVV) title system is a utility dog system. More realistic and demanding on all levels as compared to the thousands of dog's that acquire a SchH3. Only 3 to 5 dog's yearly attain the ZVV3 title. This title includes long, detailed tracking phases, full obedience and extensive protection on and off leash. In Obedience, heeling with turns and about turns are dictated by the judge, so you never know where or when you will turn.
ZW
Zuchtwert. ZW-value — Zuchtwert evaluation — is Breed Value Assessment - a number assigned that gives an indication of the genotype of the dog for breeding purposes.