International and 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 and 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¬ís 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.

Reference: Sierra Canine