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Quellen German Shepherds
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B.H. (Begleithund) Companion Dog
The dog must be at least 15 months old. The test is basic obedience and temperament including a traffic sureness test. This test is a prerequisite before attempting any other working dog titles.
AD (Ausdauerpruefung) Endurance test
The dog must be at least 16 months old. The dog must trot approximately 20 km within 2 hours with an obedience test at the end.
SchH (Schutzhund) includes 3 levels
The dog must compete in three categories:
  • Tracking: the dog must follow the track of a person 300-600 paces with 2-4 corners in it. The dog must also find 2 - 4 articles that have been dropped by the track layer. The track is laid 20 - 60 minutes prior to tracking.
  • Obedience: This test includes many obedience exercises, including heeling exercises, retrieving, retrieving over a 6 foot climbing wall, the send away, recall and stay, all while there are distractions, including gunfire and strangers on the field.
  • Protection: The dog must without help from the handler, find and hold by barking a hidden person, prevent an assault to his handler, stop the bad guy from escaping. He must be able to tell the difference from a threatening person and innocent spectators. He must show the courage to attack and the discipline to release upon command or when the bad guy gives up.
  • The dog must compete in and pass all three categories in one weekend to earn its title.
  • SchH 1 Dog must be at least 18 months old. 1st level of Schutzhund
  • SchH II Dog must be at least 19 months old. The intermediate level of Schutzhund
  • SchH III Dog must be a least 20 months old. The masters level of Schutzhund
SchHA Limited Schutzhund
The same as SchH I without the tracking portion of the test.
IPO (International Pruefung)
The same as Schutzhund except it is run under international rules. It also has three levels, IPO1 IPO2 and IPO3
Please note: As of January 1st, 2012 all Schutzhund trials in Canada will be run under the International rules and the titles obtained by the dogs will be IPO titles instead of Schutzhund titles.
Scores for Schutzhund/IPO
V (Vorzueglich) Excellent 286-300 points
SG (Sehr gut) Very good 270-285 points
G (Gut) Good 240-269 points
B (Befriedigend) Satisfactory 220-239 points
M (Mangelhaft) Insufficient 0-219 points
FH1 (Faehrtenhund) Advanced tracking title
FH2 (Faehrtenhund) Superior tracking title
PH (Polizeihund) Police Dog
HGH (Herdengebrauchshund) Herding Dog Title
BIH (Blindehund) Guide Dog for the Blind
ZH (Zollhund) Customs Dog
DH (Diensthund) Service Dog?
German Show Dog Titles and Ratings
Sieger The first place male dog of the National Show
Siegerin The first place female dog of the National show
VA (Vorzuegliche Auslese) Excellent Select show rating. Only awarded at a Sieger Show. The Highest show rating awarded.
V (Vorzueglich) Excellent show rating
SG (Sehr Gut) Very Good Show Rating
G (Gut) Good show rating
A (Ausreichend) Sufficient Show
M (Mangelhaft) Faulty show
U (Ungenuegend) Insufficient
KKL1 Breed Survey Examination: Especially recommended for breeding. The highest breed survey classification given.
KKL2 Breed Survey Examination: Suitable for breeding.
German Show & Trial Classification Abbreviations
BSZS (BundesSiegerZuchtSchau) National Breed Show
BSP (BundesSiegerPruefung) National Working Trial
LGA Regional Show or Working Trial
BLH (BundesLeistungsHueten) National Herding Trial
WUSV The World Union of the German Shepherd Dog-World Level Working Trial

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