TITLES AND MEANINGS

CZECH DOGS

  •  Czech & Slovak Dogs
  • ZM – Basic Czech title similar to BH but with bite work
  • ZPO – Czech Protection Title
  • SPO – Slovak Protection Title
  • ZVV1/SVV1 – The preliminary Czech or Slovak title, extensive tracking, on and off leash obedience and protection. Similar to Schutzhund 1 but very difficult.
  • ZVV2/SVV2 – Much more challenging Second Czech or Slovak title includes more extensive tracking, more intense obedience and difficult protection. Similar to Schutzhund 2 however very difficult and geared towards real everyday situations.
  • ZVV3/SVV3 – The master level of Czech or Slovak Title System. Only 3 – 10 dogs receive this prestigious title per year. This title includes very long detailed tracking, full obedience and very extensive protection. Similar to Schutzhund 3 however very demanding and much more realistic.
  • ZMP Similar to Czech ZVV, also includes Article Search (ZMMP=1st level, ZMP2=Highest Level)
  • SP – Tracking title
  • ZPS – Special tracking title
  • ZP – Participant in Search and Rescue
  • UPM – Completion of Search and Rescue
  • ZZP – Search and Rescue Dog
  • SP-VB – Police examination title
  • SPZ – Rescue Dog
  • SPZ2 – Highest Level Rescue Dog
  • SLP – Snow Rescue Dog



CONFIRMATION (SHOW) RATINGS

 

SHOW: 

Vyborny - "V" or Excellent 

Velmi dobry - Very Good 

Dobry or dobra - Good 

Trida or tr. - Class, as in selected to the 1st class or 2nd Breed Class. 

Chov - Champion as in breed class champion. 

Dozivotne - Selected to a Breeding Class for life. 

Bonitacni Karta:  Breed survery:    to select animals for breeding. Class 1 animals recommended, Class 2 animals suitable. The purpose of breed survey is to select from the breeding registry a number of dogs that in their character, performance, and anatomical construction appear suitable for the conservation and improvement of the breed. 



OTHER IMPORTANT TITLES:


Mistr. CR - Czech Champion (Working). 
Mistr. SR - Slovak Champion (Working). 
UM - Participant in Czech Nationals.
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. 
Kraj. vit. - Regional Show Champion 
vit. tr. - Czech Class Champion (Show) 
ZP - Participant in Search & Rescue 
SP - Tracking Title. 
UP - National Participant. 
UPM - Completion of Search & Rescue 
SP/PS - Border Patrol dog title. 
SP-VB - Police examination title.  


HEALTH:


HD (hip dysplasia)

ED (elbow dysplasia) either "normal" (no dysplasia) or grade 1,2 or 3 (dysplastic)

0/0 — Negative for Hip Dysplasia on left hip/right hip  (sometimes referred to as "normal" (no dysplasia)

2/2 — Hip Dysplasia in both hips – anything else is in between 

DM: Degenerative Myelopathy (clear would mean the dog is not a carrier) This can be through direct DNA testing or "clear by parentage", meaning both parents were DNA tested and are not carriers

ZW:  "ZW" Breed Value Assessment Number The best tool for breeders in the fight against canine hip dysplasia (CHD), to come along in years, is the SV's HD Zuchtwert, or Breed value assessment number (HD ZW). The HD ZW number is an estimation of the probability that a dog will produce progeny with CHD. The lower the number, the better (starting at 100) Example, a 75 would be a great value.



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German dogs

SV:  The Verein für deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) which translates to the Society for German Shepherd Dogs was founded by Max von Stephanitz and his colleague, Arthur Meyer, in 1899. 


SchHa – Novice Schutzhund obedience and protection (no tracking)

BH – Begleithunde - basic obedience and temperament evaluation; prerequisite for all Schutzhund titles. Judged on a pass or fail basis.

WH – Watch Dog

AD – Ausaduerprufung - 12.5 mile jog used to test your dogs endurance & physical condition. Judged on a pass or fail basis.

Sch1Novice level Schutzhund qualification in all three phases (Tracking, Obedience, and Protection). You must achieve a passing score in all 3 phases in order to obtain a title, and to move up to the next level.

Sch2Intermediate level Schutzhund qualification in all three phases (Tracking, Obedience, and Protection). You must achieve a passing score in all 3 phases in order to obtain a title, and to move up to the next level.

Sch3Advanced level Schutzhund qualification in all three phases (Tracking, Obedience, and Protection).

IGP1 – (formerly known as IPO) Novice level qualification of the International Schutzhund rules. The dog must pass all three phases of tracking, obedience, and protection. You must achieve a passing score in all 3 phases in order to obtain a title, and to move up to the next level.

IGP2 - (formerly known as IPO) Intermediate level qualification of the International Schutzhund rules. The dog must pass all three phases of tracking, obedience, and protection. You must achieve a passing score in all 3 phases in order to obtain a title, and to move up to the next level.

IGP3 – (formerly known as IPO) Advanced level qualification of the International Schutzhund rules. The dog must pass all three phases of tracking, obedience, and protection.

FH 1 – This is an advanced tracking title. Dogs must be at least 18 months of age and have passed the VDH-BH test. The track is 1200 paces and aged for 3 hours.

FH 2 – This is a master tracking title. Dogs must be 20 months of age and have succesfully completed the FH1. This track is 2000 paces and aged for 2 hours and rated as U-Insufficient, M-Faulty, B-Satisfactory, G-Good, SG-Very Good, V-Excellent. This is the highest tracking title (Fahrtenhund)



 

KKL1 (KoerKlasse 1) or Breed Survey

For this rating the dog must compete for titles in Germany or other countries under the rules of the SV (Verein fur Deutsche Schaferhunde, the club for German Shepherd Dogs in Germany). To meet this world standard each dog must pass a companion dog temperament test (BH), a minimum of a SchH1/IPO1 working degree, certified hips ("a" stamp or OFA) a 12 mile endurance test followed by an examination for physical soundness. The dog must also compete at a show to achieve a conformation rating of at least a SG or better. These requirements make the dog eligible to enter a Koerung/ Breed Survey (qualify for breeding). At the Breed Survey the dog is carefully evaluated for correct structure, temperament and courage. These requirements are only guidelines for our breed, sometimes recommendations are given to who the dog should be bred with to produce excellent offspring, also sometimes certain bloodlines are not bred together as the two bloodlines do not work well together.

KKL2 (Koerklasse 2) or Breed Survey

Suitable for breeding. Dog may have minor faults in structure or work, which can sometimes be compensated for by other bloodlines. Maybe re surveyed at a later date.





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