Internationally Recognized Working Titles (SV/FCI)


APR  Novice Schutzhund obedience and protection 
BH  Basic companion dog - traffic sureness 
WH  Watch Dog 
AD  Endurance 
SchH1  Novice Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection  (now using IPO classification)
SchH2  Intermediate Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection  (now using IPO classification)
SchH3  Masters level of Schutzhund tracking, obedience, and protection.  (now using IPO classification)
FH1  Advanced tracking 
FH2  Superior tracking qualification. 
IPO1  International Novice Schutzhund trial qualification. 
IPO2  International Intermediate Schutzhund 
IPO3  International Masters level Schutzhund 
BpDH1 2  Railroad Police Dog 
BIH  Blind Leader Dog
DH  Service Dog 
DPH  Service Police Dog 
HGH  Herding Dog 
LwH  Avalanche Dog 
PFP1 PFP2  Police Tracking Dog 
PH  Police Dog (obtained through the Danish Politihundeforeningen, a police dog association open to civilians) 
PSP1, 2 3  Police Guard Dog 
RtH  Rescue Dog 
ZFH  Customs Tracking Dog 
ZH1, 2 3  Customs Dog 
Africa  IWT 1, 2, 
Austria  SchH1, 2 3 and FHA 1, 2, 3 
Belgium  Cereco1, IWR1, 2 3 equivalent to IPO1, 2 3 
Czech Republic  ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 
Denmark  BHP1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 and SPH equivalent to FH 
England  PD (Police Dog) 
Finland  SK1 equivalent to IPO1 
Holland  VH1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 and SPH equivalent to FH 
Hungary  SZL1, 2 3 also ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 
Italy  Brevetto 1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 
Poland  ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 
Switzerland  SchH, SchHB, SchHC; CHD1 equivalent to SchH1 
Yugoslavia  CAB1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 

Addiltional International Titles and AKC titles
AD - Agility Dog
AD - Endurance Test
AAD - Advanced Agility Dog
AX - Agility Excellence - A Title conferred on dogs for qualifying the requisite number of times in the Agility Excellent class at AKC agility trials.
AXJ- Agility Excellent Jumpers
Angekort - Awarded to a dog which has passed a Korung conformation test.
B or BH - This is a requirement for Schutzhund or Tracking. The dogs perform several obedience exercises and show that they have good temperament around other dogs, people, under distraction etc.
BFL - Bred for Longevity
BISS CH - At a Specialty Show, the only dog left undefeated at the end of all judging on that day.
BIS CH - At an all-breed show, the only dog left undefeated at the end of all judging on that day.
BdSg Bundessieger - A very prestigious title awarded in Europe, to the winner of an important statewide conformation competition.
CAC - Certificato di Attitudine al Campionato
CACIB - Certificato di Attitudine al Campionato Internazionale di Bellezza Certificate of achievement of International Championship in conformation. Several are required to obtain the CH title.
CH - Champion
CD - Companion Dog
CDX - Companion Dog Excellence
CGC - Canine Good Citizen
CT - Champion Tracker
DVSG - Dobermann Verein Sieger - German Dobermann Club Winner, a dog which has defeated all other entries at a Dobermann-only conformation show in Germany.
Euro-CH - European Champion
EURO-SG - Europa Sieger - A dog which has won over all other entries at a large Europe-wide conformation show.
FH - Fahrtenhund - The title awarded at a Schutzhund trial to a dog successfully performing advanced tracking exercises.
DUT-CH - Dutch Champion
GER-CH - German Champion
IDC-SGR - International Dobermann Club Sieger A dog which has beat each of the other entries at an International Dobermann Club conformation show.
IPOI IPOII IPOIII - Internationale Prufungsordnung Much the same as the Schutzhund, awarded to dogs successfully competing in the Tracking, Obedience and Protection phases of the event. Three levels of difficulty are offered, with III being the highest.
Int'l CH - International Champion - Championship awarded to dogs having competed and earned championship certificates under several European judges at International conformation shows.
KKL I AND II - Korklasse I and II - Highest level and the most prestigious conformation title awarded in Europe to dogs which meet strict conformation and temperament tests along with other requirements.
Korung - Korung testing is used in Germany is to set standards for Dobermans. They test character, performance, anatomical characteristics for maintaining and improving the breed. Dogs must be at least 2 years of age, have SchH1 or IPO1. Proof of AD test (endurance), have a-stamp or OFA of hips and have a show rating of at least good(SG). Your dog can be tested at two years of age or older for the first time with the above qualifications, then after first breed survey they have two years to get deferred or get there second breed survey done for life or they must start over, these rules are set by the SV in Germany. KKL1 or KKl2, KKL1 is the very best Korung rating.
LC - Longevity Certificate
NOR-CH - Norwegian Champion
MACH- Master Agility Champion
MAD - Master Agility Dog
MX - Master Agility Excellent
NA- Novice Agility dog
NAJ- Novice Aglity Jumoers
OA- Open Agility Dog
OAJ- Open Agilty Jumpers
OFA - Orthopedic Foundation For Animals
OTCH - Obedience Trial Champion - AKC title, dogs which have attained the highest title in obedience competition, as well as having continued to compete until accumulating 100 points by placing first or second at obedience trials.
SAR - Search and Rescue
Sch I SchII SchIII - Schutzhund - Awarded to dogs who successfully competing in all 3 phases of a Schutzhund. Tracking, Obedience and Protection.
SWED-CH - Swedish Champion
TD - Tracking Dog
TDX - Tracking Dog Excellent
ThD - Therapy Dog Test
TT - Temperament Test
UD - Utility Dog
UDX - Utility Dog Excellence
UDTD (UDT) - Utility Dog Tracking Dog
UDTDX - Utility Dog Tracking Dog Excellent
UDXTDX - Utility Dog Excellent Tracking Dog Excellent
UDVST - Utility Dog Variable Surface Tracking
UDXVST - Utility Dog Excellent Variable Surface Tracking
V-Rated - Vorzuglich Rated Highest rating awarded to dogs in the conformation evaluation at European or International shows.
V-1 - Vorzuglich Dog receiving the highest conformation rating and placing first in his class.
V-B - Verkehrssicherer Begleithund Similar to BH with more demanding Traffic sureness requirements.
VDH-CH - Verein des Deutschen Hundewesens Champion The Championship awarded by the German All Breed Kennel Club.
VDH-SGR - Verein des Deutschen Hundewesens Sieger The Dog placing above all other entries at a German Kennel Club All Breed conformation show.
WELT-SGR - Welt Sieger Winner of highest honors, beating all other entries at a World-wide all-breed conformation show.
WAC - Working Aptitude Certificate A US title, issued by the Doberman Pinscher Club of America. The test consists of several testing situations, including reaction to a peculiar and threatening stranger, changes in footing, crowds of people, etc. Similiar to the CKC CGC test.
WAE - Working Aptitude Evaluation
ZTP - Fit for Breeding testing
AKC - American Kennel Club - American All-Breed Purebred dog registry.
CKC - Canadian Kennel Club - The Canadian Kennel Club is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada.
FCI - Federation Cynologique Internationale - Based in Belgium, FCI licenses international shows in its 72 member countries, including the well-known annual World Show. FCI maintains breed standards for all its 341 recognized breeds. It does not operate a registry but accepts pedigrees for show purposes from the registries of its member countries. FCI has a reciprocal agreement with the AKC, the Canadian Kennel Club, and The Kennel Club (England), which are not members.
UKC - The United Kennel Club, the second oldest purebred dog registry in the US. UKC was founded in 1898 by Chauncey Bennett, a dog fancier who wanted a registry that concentrated on the working ability of dogs as well as their adherence to a physical standard.