Rottweiler Club of Canada



Here are some commonly used abbreviations found in Rottweiler pedigrees.

AD - Endurance Test - 20 KM

ADRK - Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub e. V.- only German Club recognized by the CKC

AXJ - AKC Jumpers Excellent

BBT - Basic Breed Test - this test is the same as the ZtP - minus the bite work

BH - Traffic Sureness Test - includes obedience and temperament test

BIS - Best in Show - The dog having defeated every dog at an all breed show

BISA - Awarded Best in Show at an AKC licensed All-Breed conformation show

BISS - Best in Specialty Show - The best Rottweiler at a show where only Rottweilers are in competition

BOB - Best of Breed - The best Rottweiler at an all breed show

BOS - Best of Opposite Sex - Which ever sex is awarded BOB an "opposite sex" is chosen

BOW - Best of Winners - the Best between the winners dog and winners bitch

BST - Breeding Suitability Test - same requirements as a ZtP

CD - Companion Dog - has completed the requirements for the Companion Dog Obedience Title, by receiving three separate qualifying scores, by two different judges in the Novice Obedience Level

CDX - Companion Dog Excellent - Has completed the requirements for the Companion Dog Excellent Title, by receiving three separate qualifying scores, by two different judges in the Open Obedience Class.

CERF - Canine Eye Registration Foundation - Canine opthalmologists test and certify the dogs eyes against genetic diseases. ( an annual test)

CGC - Canine Good Citizen - A test of the dogs social behaviour, obedience and temperment - often the first step in going into canine therapy work.

Ch. - Champion - Has won ten points ( Canada - it is fifteen in the US) under three different judges. Judging is compared against the breed standard for conformation, structure and movement. Other countries have different point systems and standards.

FCI - Federation Cynologique International - The official International Canine Federation

FH - Fahrtenhund - Tracking degree

Gekort - Suitable for breeding for a period of two years: subject to re-evaluation

Gekort bis EzA - Suitable for breeding for the duration of breeding life; dogs 2-10 years and bitches from 2-9 years

Gr.1-4 - A placement in the Group, Ist-4th at an All-Breed show

HD - Hd-Frei-No indications of hip dysplasia

HD-+ - Indicates slight changes to hip joints

HD+ - Indicates mild hip dysplasia present

HIC - Herding Instinct Certificate

HIT - High in Trial - received by attaining the highest score in a licensed CKC or AKC Obedience Trail

HITs (dg) - Herding Instinct Tested in sheep -- Herding Instinct Tested in ducks and goats.

Intl.Ch - International Champion - Awarded by the FCI in accordance with their rules

IPO - International Prufungs Organization - Working title similar to Schutzhund

Koerung - Preferred breeding status for 2 years

Leg - A qualifying score received in any level of obedience. Three legs are needed to pass each level of obedience.

LS - Leistungszucht - Parents and Grandparents have SchH degrees

OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals - Board of certified radiologist, rate and certify x-rays of hips and elbows. (USA)

OTCH - Obedience Trial Champion - A dog having obtained three Obedience titles; CD,CDX,UD.(Canadian)

OVC - Ontario Veterinary College - board certified radiologist rate and certify x-rays of hips and elbows. The system is either a pass or fail (Canada)

Pink Papered - Parents & Gr. Parents with Schutzhund titles or both parents with a Koerung

RTD - Registered Therapy Dog

RWD/B - Reserve Winners Dog/Bitch - second to the dog/bitch who won the points at a licensed conformation show.

SchH - Schutzhund - A German dog sport - with three competitive levels. The sport includes obedience, tracking and protection

SG - Sehr Gut - A German rating of 'Very Good'

Sieger - The Best Male in a German Rottweiler Show

Siegerin - The Best Female in a German Rottweiler Show

TD - Tracking Degree - Scenting and tracking ability

TDX - Tracking Degree Excellent - Advanced Tracking

TT - Temperament Test

UD - Utility Dog - Has completed the requirements for the Utility Tile, by receiving three separate qualifying scores, by two different judges in the Utility Level

V - Vorzuglich - a rating of excellent at a German Rottweiler Show

WD/B - Winners Dog/ Bitch - the male/ female that win the points at a CKC/AKC licensed Dog Show

WH- Wachund - Watchdog tile. No bite work

ZtPr - German breed suitability test - includes measuring weighing & character testing




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