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German (SV) Titles and Ratings – SV is the German Equivalent of the AKC)

The credentials of our world class breeding stock speak for themselves. All of our dogs are 100% German bloodlines that are rated Kòrklasse 1.  To achieve this coveted Kòrklasse 1 (KKL1) rating, the dogs must compete for titles in Germany or America under the rules and auspices of the Club for German Shepherd Dogs (SV) in Germany.  To meet this International Standard, each dog must have a companion dog temperament test (BH), a minimum of SchH1/IPO1 working title, have certified hips (“a” stamp or OFA), a 12 mile endurance test followed by examination for physical soundness (AD), and compete at a show to achieve a conformation rating of at least SG.

For the meaning of SG, V or VA ratings, look at the previous page.  SG means “Very Good”.  V is for “Excellent”, being the best at any show that is not the National Championship or Sieger Show.  VA is for “Excellent Select” but can only be awarded once a year and to only the very best dogs.  These requirements make the dog eligible to enter a Koerung (to qualify for breeding) which is a Breed Survey where the dog is carefully evaluated for excellence of structure, temperament and courage. These impressive requirements are only guidelines for our dedication to the breed.

LG – Landesgruppen – Regional Shows. There are approximately 1500 German Shepherd Dog clubs in Germany and these are under the jurisdiction of the 15 Landesgruppen clubs. The LG shows are larger than the local shows and the judging and rating requirements are stricter. Landesgruppen Sieger and Siergerin titles are awarded.

JKL Jungend Klasse – R/H – Youth Class M/F 12-18 Mos (Top Rating SG1)

JHKL Junghund Klass – R/H – Young Dog Class M/F 18-24 Mos (Top Rating SG1)

GHKL Gebrauchshund Klasse – R/H – Working Class M/F 2yrs+ – Titled SchH 1,2,3 [Top Rating V1, Sieger Shows VA1 (minimum SchH2)]

AK Alters Klasse – Dogs over 2 years old without titles

Zuchtgruppen – Kennel Groups

Nachkommengruppen – Progeny Groups

German Commands

 

Other Titles & Definitions

Angekòrt

Breed Surveyed

Kòrklasse 1

(KKL 1) Recommended for breeding

Kòrklasse 2

(KKL 2) Suitable for breeding. Dog may have a structural or protection work fault which could be compensated for by bloodlines or working qualities. May be resurveyed and reclassified at a later date.

( * )

This symbol before a dog’s name means it has been surveyed and approved for breeding.

Lbz

Lebenszeit – Breed surveyed for life

“a”

Dog’s hips have been x-rayed and certified acceptable. Required for Breed Survey.

ZB

Zuchtbewertung – Conformation rating

ZW

Zuchtwert – Hip evaluation used to help determine the expected outcome of a litter.

VA

(Vorzüglich Auslese) Excellent Select title that is only awarded at the Annual Sieger Show Select Class.

V

(Vorzüglich) Excellent

SG

(Sehr Gut) Very Good

G

(Gut) Good – minimum show rating for breed survey.

A

(Ausreichend) Sufficient

M

(Mangelhaft) Faulty

O

(Zero) Failed

U

Unsatisfactory

SchH – I – II – III

(Schutzhund) For dogs who have passed the examinations for obedience protection, and tracking. The titles 1, 2, and 3 denote how advanced the training tests were. Dog must have at least a SchH1,IPO1, or HGH to be Breed Surveyed.

IPO – I – II – III

INT-International SchH title. Slight variation to SchH rules.

HGH

(Herdengebrauchshund) Herding Dog

BH

(Begleithund) Companion Dog

AD

(Ausdauerpruefung) The dogs passed an endurance test by gaiting approximately six miles per hour for about nine miles with a ten minute rest halfway, and a simple Obedience Test at the end. A requirement for the Breed Survey.

FH1

(Fährten Hund) Tracking Dog

FH2

(Fährten Hund) Tracking Dog – Second Level

PH

(Polizei Hund)Police Dog

DPO

Police Dog competition title

BDH

Railroad Service Dog

BFH

Guide Dog for the Blind

DH

Service Dog

DPH

Service Police Dog

GRH

Border Patrol Dog

LawH or LwH

Avalanche Dog

BIH

Blind Leader Dog

RtH

Rescue Dog

ZH1,2,3

Customs Dog

CACIB

A European International Champion

BSZS

Bundessieger Zuchtschau – SV National Conformation and Breed show for German Shepherd Dogs

BSP

Bundessiegerprüfung – SV National SchH competition

BLH

Bundesleistungshüten – SV National Herding competition

Africa

IWT 1, 2, 3

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

FCI

An all breed worldwide dog organization,made up of various countries whom are members of and whose registries are recognized.