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German Shepherd Titles & Abbreviations Explained

Working Titles

BH(Begleithund) Companion Dog, Temperament and Obedience Examination

SCH/VPG(Schutzhund) Includes 3 Levels (SchH1/VPG1, SchH2/VPG2, SchH3/VPG3) of Disciplines in Obedience, Protection, and Tracking

IPO(International Prüfung) Includes 3 Levels (IPO1, IPO2, IPO3) comparable to Sch/VPG Titles using International Rules

ZVV(Czech Republic) ZVV1, 2 3 comparable to SchH/VPG 1, 2 3

SCORES FOR SCH/VPG/IPOV (Vorzüglich) / Excellent – Earned 286-300 points
SG (Sehr gut) / Very Good – Earned 270-285 points
G (Gut) / Good – Earned 240-269 points
B (Befriedigend) / Satisfactory- Earned 220-239 points
M (Mangelhaft) / Insufficient – Earned 0-219 points

FH1(Fahrtenhund) Advanced Tracking Title

FH2(Fahrtenhund) Superior Tracking Title

PH(Polizei Hund) Police Dog

HGH(Herdengebrauchshund) Herding Dog Title

BIH(Blindehund) Guide Dog for the Blind

ZH(Zollhund) Customs Dog

DH(Diensthund) Service Dog

Show Ratings

SIEGER 1st Place Champion Male of National Show

SIEGERIN 1st Place Champion Female of the National Show

VA(Vorzuglich Aulese) Excellent Select Show or Performance Rating, Awarded at Seiger Show, Highest attainable Award

V(Vorzuglich) Excellent Show

SG(Sehr Gut) Very Good Show

G(Gut) Good Show

A(Ausreichend) Sufficient Show

M(Mangelhaft) Faulty Show

U(Ungenügend) Insufficient

KOERKLASSE(KKL1) Breed Survey Examination, Recommended for Breeding, the best breed survey classification given
(KKL2) Breed Survey Examination, Suitable for Breeding


(“a normal”)(A1) Normal – OFA Excellent to OFA Good
(“a fast normal”)(A2) Nearly Normal – OFA Good to OFA Fair

Show/Trial Classifications

BSZS BundesSiegerZuchtSchau – National Breed Show

BSP BundesSiegerPrüfung – National Working Trial

LGA Regional Show Or Working Trial

BLH BundesLeistungsHüten – National Herding Trial

WUSV The World Union for the German Shepherd Dog – World Level Working Trial

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