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International & AKC Recognized Working Dog Titles

Titles Awarded by United Schutzhund Club

SchHA Introduction to Schutzhund without the tracking
Bh Basic Companion Dog (Pre Schutzhund 1)
WH Watch Dog test for basic alertness
AD Endurance test for fundamental fitness
SchH1 The preliminary Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience & protection
SchH2 More challenging Schutzhund work in tracking, obedience & protection
SchH3 The master level of the three competition phases of Schutzhund
FH1 Advanced Tracking
FH2 Greater tracking challenges. Placement of articles determined by judge
IPO1 International trial rules similar to the Schutzhund test, but with some variations
IPO2 More challenging Schutzhund work in tracking, obedience & protection
IPO3 The master level of IPO competition

SV Titles

BpDH1 & 2 Railway Police Dog
BIH Blind Leader Dog
DH Service Dog
DPH Service Police Dog
HGH Herding Dog
IPO1, 2, 3 International Rules (same as USA)
LwH Avalanche Dog
PFP1 & PFP2 Police Tracking Dog
PH Police Dog
PSP1, 2, 3 Police Guard Dog
RtH Rescue Dog
SchH1, 2, 3 Schutzhund Titles (same as USA)
ZFH Customs Tracking Dog
ZH1, 2, 3 Customs Dog

Working Titles From Other Countries

Africa IWT 1, 2 & 3
Austria SchH1, 2 & 3 and FHA 1, 2 & 3
Belgium Cereco1, Iwr1, 2&3 equivalent to the IPO1, 2&3
Czech Republic ZVV1, 2&3 equivalent to the SchH1, 2&3
Denmark BHP1, 2&3 equivalent to the SchH1, 2&3 and SPH equivalent to the FH
England PD (Police Dog)
Finland SK1 equivalent to IPO1
Holland VH1, 2&3 equivalent to the SchH1, 2&3, SPH equivalent to the FH and KNPV
Hungary SZL1, 2&3 also ZVV1, 2&3 equivalent to SchH1, 2&3
Italy Brevetto 1, 2&3 equivalent to the SchH1, 2&3
Poland ZVV1, 2&3 equivalent to the SchH1, 2&3
Switzerland SchH, SchHB, SchHC; CHD1 equivalent to SchH1
Yugoslavia CAB1, 2&3 equivalent to the SchH1, 2&3

American Kennel Club Titles

AFC Amateur Field Trial Champion
Ch. Champion: Dogs must aquire 15 points, including 2 majors won under different judges and at least one point under a third different judge.
CT Champion Tracker: Dog must hold all three tracking titles (TD, TDX and VST)
DC Dual Champion: Any dog that has been awarded the title of Champion of Record (Ch.) may be designated as aDual Champion, after it has also been awarded the title of Field Champion (FC) or Herding Champion (HC)
FC Field Trial Champion
GDSC Gun Dog Stake Champion: Win first place in astake that has been deignated an Open Gun Dog Championship stake.
GFC Grand Field Champion:Field Champion must win three (3) First lines and/or First Trees in three(3) Final Lines or Final Trees at three (3) different trials with competition. At least one of the three wins must include both Final Line and Final Tree in the same trial on the same date with competition.
GNCH Grand Nite Champion: A dog must earn three first place wins as a Nite Champion in AKC licensed Nite Hunts
GWCH Grand Water Race Champion: A Water Race Champion must win three (3) First Lines in three (3) Final Lines or Final Trees at three different Water Races with compitetion. At least one of the three wins must include both Final Line and Final Tree in the same event on the same date with competition. If hound wins both First line ansd First Tree in the Final Line or Final Tree in the same race, this only counts as one win towards a Grand Water Race Champion title.
HC Herding Champion: For a title, dog must receive 15 points with at least two 1sts carrying championship points, 1 of which must be for 3 pts. or better
NAFC National Amateur Field Champion: Win 1st. place in a stake that has been designated a National Amateur Championship stake.
NCH Nite Champion: A dog must win 80 AKC points with at least one 1st. Place in an AKC Nite Hunt.
NFC National Field Champion: Win 1st. place in a stake that has been designated a National Open Championship Stake.
NOC National Obedience Champion: The winner of the annual National Obedience Invitational shall be entitled to be designated National Obedience Champion of _______(year).
NGDC National Gun Dog Champion: Win 1st. place in a stake that has been designated a National Open Gun Dog Championship stake.
NOGDC National Open Gun Dog Champion: Win 1st. place in a stake that has been designated a National Open Gun Dog Championship stake.
OTCH Obedience Trail Champion: Dog must have won 80 points; Dog must receive at least one first place Open B, one first place Utility and a third first ribbon in either class. First places must be awarded by 3 different judges. Must be at all breed events, one of the required first places may have been won at a Specialty Show. Open B must have 6 in competition. Utility must have 3 in competition.
RGDSC Retrieving Gun Dog Stake Champion: Win 1st. place in a stake that has been designated a Retrieving Gun Dog Championship stake.
SGCH Senior Grand Champion: A dog that has been designated a Grand Bench Show Champion must win three Champion Classes with competition.
SGFC Senior Grand Field Champion: A Grand Field Champion must win three (3) First Lines and/or First Trees in three (3) Final Lines or Final Trees at three (3) different trials with competition. At least one of the three wins must include both Final Line and Final Tree in the same trial on the same date and competition.
SGWCH Senior Grand Water Race Champion: A Grand Water Race Champion must win three First Lines and/or First Trees in three Final Lines or Final Trees at three different Water Races with competition. At least one of the three wins must include both Final Line and Final Tree in the same event on the same date with competition. If a hound wins both First Line and First Tree in the Final Line and Final Tree at the same race, this only counts as one win towards a Senior Grand Race Champion title.
SHNCH Senior Grand Nite Champion: A dog must earn three first place wins as a Grand Champion in AKC licensed Nite Hunts. The top four dogs competing in the AKC World Hunt are awarded the title of Senior Grand Nite Champion, if the dog is not already recognized as a SGNC.
TC Triple Champion: Any dog that has been awarded the title of Dual Champion (DC) and the title of Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) or Tracking Champion (CT) or Agility Champion (MACH) may be designated as a Triple Champion.
MACH Master Agility Champion: In order to acquire the title, a dog must achieve a minimum of 750 championship points and 20 double qualifying scores obtained from the excellent B Standard Agility class and the Excellent B Jumpers With Weavers class.
VCCH Versatile Companion Champion: Effective January 1, 2001, title will precede the name of the dog that completes a OTCH, MACH and CT.
WCH Water Race Champion: A dog must win one First Line and one First Tree in Finals at least once on the same date and in the same Water Race with competition and have a total of 200 Championship points.
AX Agility Excellent: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Agility class under at least two different judges.
AXJ Excellent Agility Jumper: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Jumpers With Weavers class under a least two different judges.
CD Companion Dog: The letters CD may be added after a dog’s name when it has been certified by three different judges to have received qualifying scores in Novice classes at three licensed or member obedience trials.
CDX Companion Dog Excellent: The letters CDX may be added after the name of each dog that has been certified by three different judges to have received qualifying scores in Open classes at three licensed or member obedience trials.
HI Herding Intermediate: This title not available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate classes from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HIAdsc Herding Intermediate Course A (ducks, sheep & cattle): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course A classes using Ducks (HIBd), Sheep (HIBs) or Cattle (HIAc) from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HIBdsc Herding Intermediate Course B (ducks, sheep & cattle): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course B classes using Ducks (HIBd), Sheep (HIBs) or Cattle (HIAc) from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HICs Herding Intermediate Course C (sheep): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course C classes using sheep (HICs) from 3 different judges at three different trials.HS Herding Started: Title not available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Started classes 3 different judges at three different trials.
HSAdsc Herding Started Course A (ducks, sheep & cattle): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Started Course A classes using Ducks (HSAd), Sheep (HSAs) or Cattle (HSAc) from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HSBdsc Herding Started Course B (ducks, sheep & cattle): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Started Course B classes using Ducks (HSBd), Sheep (HSBs) or Cattle (HSBc) from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HSCs Herding Started Course C (sheep): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Started Course C classes using Sheep (HSCs) from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HT Herding Tested: For a title, a dog must qualify twice under two different judges. Dog may qualify twice in one day at the same event provided he/she is judged by different judges.
HX Herding Excellent: Title not available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Advanced classes from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HXAdsc Herding Advanced Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course A classes using Ducks (HXAd), Sheep (HXAs) or Cattle (HXAc) from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HXBdsc Herding Advanced Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course B classes using Ducks (HXBd), Sheep (HXBs) or Cattle (HXBc) from 3 different judges at three different trials.
HXCs Herding Advanced Course C (sheep): Title available after 1/1/2000. Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course C classes using Sheep (HIAs) from 3 different judges at three different trials.
JC Junior Courser: A hound running alone shall receive certification from a Judge on one date, and a second cerification from a different Judge at a later date, stating that the hound completed a 600 yard course with a minimum of four (4) turns. The hound must complete the course with enthusiasm and without interruption. The two runs can be on the same date at or in conjuction with a National Breed Specialty.
JE Junior Earthdog: A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Junior Earthdog test in two (2) AKC licensed or member club tests under two different Judges.
JH Junior Hunter: For a title, dog must receive qualifying scores at four (4) licensed or member tests.
MC Master Courser: The Master Courser title will be awarded to hounds that have acquired the Senior Courser title and that have earned an additional twenty five (25) qualifying scores (with competition) in either the Open, Open Veteran or Specials stake at AKC licensed or member club lure coursing trials.
ME Master Eartdog: A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Master Earthdog test at four (4) AKC licensed or member club hunting tests under two different Judges.
MX Master Agility Excellent: For a title, dog must earn ten (10) qualifying scores in Excellent B Agility class under at least 2 different Judges. Trail at which AX was earned does not count toward 10.
MXJ Master Agility Jumper: For a title, dog must earn ten (10) qualifying scores in Excellent B Agility class under at least 2 different Judges. Trail at which AX was earned does not count toward 10.
NA Novice Agility: For a title, dog must earn three (3) qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B Agility class under at least 2 different Judges.
NAJ Novice Agility Jumper: For a title, dog must earn three (3) qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B Jumpers With Weavers class under at least two different judges.
OA Open Agility: For a title, dog must earn three (3) qualifying scores in Open Agility class under at least two different Judges.
OAJ Open Agility Jumper: For a title, dog must earn three (3) qualifying scores in Open Jumpers With Weavers class under at least two different Judges.
PT Pre-Trial Tested: The American Kennel Club will issue a Pre-Trial Tested certificate to an eligible dog, and will permit the use of the letters PT after the name of the dog that has been certified by two different Judges to have qualified by passing two licensed or member club Pre-Trial tests. Dog may qualify twice in one day at the same event provided he/she is Judged by different Judges.
SC Senior Courser: 1) Must be eligible to enter the Open stake. That requires the dog to have obtained at least one of the following: AKC Junior Courser title, American Sighthound Field Champion title, Canadian Kennel Club Field Champion title, or American Kennel Club Field Champion title. 2) The hound must run with at least one other hound. 3) Must receive qualifying scores at four (4) AKC licensed or member trials, under two different Judges or judging panels.
SE Senior Earthdog: A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Senior Earthdog test at three (3) AKC licensed or member club tests under two different Judges.
SH Senior Hunter: For a title, a dog must receive qualifying scores at five (5) licensed or member tests. If the dog has already received a JH, the dog need only qualify 4 times.
TD Tracking Dog: Dog has been certified by two (2) Judges to have passed a licensed or member club TD test or at a combined TD/TDX test., or at a combined TD/VST test or a TD/TDX/VST test.
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent: Dog has been certified by two Judges to have passed a licensed or member club TDX test or at a combined TDX/VST test, or a combined TD/TDX test or a combined TD/TDX/VST test.
UD Utility Dog: The American Kennel Club will issue a Utility Dog certificate for each registered dog that has been certified by three (3) obedience trial Judges as having received qualifying Utility scores at three (3) licensed or member obedience trails
UDVST Utility Dog Variable Surface Tracking: Can be used if dog has completed it’s UD and VST titles.
UDX Utility Dog Excellent: To earn a Utility Dog Excellent title, the dog must have received qualifying scores in both Open B and Utility B at ten (10) separate licensed or member obedience trials.
VCD1 Versatile Companion Dog 1: Must complete CD, NA, NAJ and TD
VCD2 Versatile Companion Dog 2: Must complete CDX, OA, OAJ and TDX
VCD3 Versatile Companion Dog 3: Must complete UD, AX, AXJ and TDX
VCD4 Versatile Companion Dog 4: Must complete: UDX, MX, MXJ and VST
VST Variable Surface Tracking: Dog has been certified by both Judges to have passed a licensed or member club Variable Surface Tracking test or at a combined TD/VST test or at a combined TDX/VST test or at a combined TD/TDX/VST test.

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