Dog Fanciers' Acronym List

Originally inspired by a list compiled by Kathleen O'Donnell on OBED-L (now OBED-COMP) that had substantial corrections and clarifications suggested by Stacy Pober.

Overall organization, webification and additional/updated material by Cindy Moore. Copyright 1996 by CTM.


Table of Contents


Comments

This list primarily deals with acronyms and references for dog fanciers. There are many other lists available for other general acronyms and emoticons, which you should consult. These include: Also...
  1. All titles are suffixes to a dog's registered name if not otherwise noted.
  2. Acronyms listed alphabetically, except herding titles, which are in order of difficulty.

Organizations

AAC
Agility Association of Canada
AKC
American Kennel Club
CKC
Canadian Kennel Club
NADAC
North American Dog Agility Council
UKC
United Kennel Club (USA)
USDAA
United States Dog Agility Association

Flyball Titles

FD
Flyball Dog
FDX
Flyball Dog Excellent
FDCh
Flyball Dog Champion
FM
Flyball Master
FMX
Flyball Master Excellent
FMCh
Flyball Master Champion
ONYX
Award (named after first recipient) based on points earned
FGDCh
Flyball Grand Champion

Agility Titles

AX
Agility Excellent (AKC)
MX
Master Agility Excellent (AKC)
NA
Novice Agility (AKC)
OA
Open Agility (AKC)
NAJ
Novice Jumper With Weaves (AKC)
OAJ
Open Jumper With Weaves (AKC)
AXJ
Excellent Jumper With Weaves (AKC)
MXJ
Master Jumper With Weaves (AKC)
U-AGI
Agility I (UKC)
U-AGII
Agility II (UKC)
U-ACH
Agility Champion (UKC)
U-ACHX
Agility Champion Excellent (UKC)
AD
Agility Dog (USDAA)
VAD
Veteran Agility Dog (USDAA)
VAAD
Veteran Advanced Agility Dog (USDAA)
VMAD
Veteran Master Agility Dog (USDAA)
VS
Veterans Snooker
VJ
Veterans Jumper
VG
Veterans Gambler
VPD
Veteran Performance Dog
AAD
Advanced Agility Dog (USDAA)
MAD
Master Agility Dog (USDAA)
SM
Snooker Master (USDAA)
GM
Gambler Master (USDAA)
PM
Pairs Master (USDAA)
JM
Jumpers Master (USDAA)
ADCH
Agility Dog Champion (USDAA)
ADC
Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)
AADC
Advanced Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)
MADC
Master Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)
O-, S-
Outstanding, Superior Peformance, prefixed to any NADAC title
NAC, NAC-V, NAC-JH
Novice Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
OAC, OAC-V, OAC-JH
Open Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
EAC, EAC-V, EAC-JH
Elite Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
NGC, NGC-V, NCG-JH
Novice Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
OGC, OGC-V, OCG-JH
Open Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
EGC, EGC-V, ECG-JH
Elite Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
NJC, NJC-V, NJC-JH
Novice Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
OJC, OJC-V, OJC-JH
Open Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
EJC, EJC-V, EJC-JH
Elite Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
NATCh
Agility Trial Champion (NADAC)

Obedience Titles

CD
Companion Dog (AKC, CKC)
CDX
Companion Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
CT
Champion Tracker (a dog with a TD, TDX and VST) (AKC)
OTCh
Obedience Trial Champion (prefix) (AKC, CKC)
TD
Tracking Dog (AKC, CKC)
TDX
Tracking Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
U-CD
Companion Dog (prefix) (UKC)
U-CDX
Companion Dog Excellent (prefix) (UKC)
U-UD
Utility Dog (prefix) (UKC)
UD
Utility Dog (AKC, CKC)
UDT
Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog title (AKC)
UDTX
Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog Excellent title (AKC)
UDX
Utility Dog Excellent (AKC)
UDVST
Utility Dog title with a Variable Surface Tracking title (AKC)
VST
Variable Surface Tracking (AKC)

NOTE 1: The AKC OTCh is much different and more difficult to achieve than the Canadian (CKC) OTCh. The CKC OTCh is equivalent to getting a Canadian UD. In other words the CKC UD = CKC OTCh.

NOTE 2: There are no combined titles for dogs with UDX and other tracking titles.

NOTE 3: The Champion Tracker title is not a competitively earned title and does not figure into Dual or Triple Champion titles. (The OTCH can be the third CH in a Triple, though.) Cialis Price Without Prescription Viagra Price Without Prescription Levitra Price Without Prescription Cialis Price Without Prescription Order Cialis Levitra Viagra


Schutzhund

AD
12 1/2 mile endurance run (can move from the other category)
B
German equiv. of a CD and CGC test in one
SchH I, SchH II, SchH III
comprising three phases -tracking,obedience and protection. dog must pass all three phases to earn title
FH
advanced tracking title (comparable to TDX)
WH
watchdog title
KKL
Koer'd means the dog is certified as eligible for breeding under the German breed survey system

AKC herding titles

HCH
Herding Champion (prefix)
HI
Herding Intermediate
HS
Herding Started
HT
Herding Tested
HX
Herding Excellent
PT
Pre-trial Tested

Herding titles - AHBA (American Herding Breeds Association)

HCT
Herding Capable Tested
* HTD1
Herding Trial Dog, first level
* HTD2
Herding Trial Dog, second level
* HTD3
Herding Trial Dog, third level
JHD
Junior Herd Dog

* The official AHBA HTD title can have up to 4 suffixes: -d for ducks; -s for sheep; -g for goats; or -c for cattle. The title will always have at least one of these suffixes.

Herding titles - ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America)

* ATD
Advanced Trial Dog
* OTD
Open Trial Dog
RD
Ranch Dog (dog has been evaluated by a judge while doing its routine farm tasks & certified to be a useful working dog)
* STD
Started Trial Dog
WTCH
Working Trial Champion (prefix)
(dog has earned ATD on all 3 types of stock)

* Always with suffix -s, -d, -c to indicate title earned on sheep, ducks or cattle. Titles earned separately on each type of stock.

Field trials - AKC, CKC

AFC
Amateur Field Champion, (prefix)
(must be owner handled)
CFC
Canadian Field Champion, (prefix)
CAFC
Canadian Amateur Field Champion, (prefix)
FC
Field champion, (prefix)
(can be professional handler, open class)
FD
Field Dog (pointing, CKC)
FDJ
Field Dog Junior (pointing, CKC)
FDX
Field Dog Excellent (pointing, CKC)
NFC
National Field Champion, (prefix)

Go To Ground/Terrier Trials/Tests

JE
Junior Earthdog (AKC)
ME
Master Earthdog (AKC)
SE
Senior Earthdog (AKC)

NOTE 1: AWTA Titles and other Terrier titles missing.

Coursing titles - ASFA (American Sighthound Field Association)

F.Ch.
Field Champion
LCM
Lure Courser of Merit
LCM2
Lure Courser of Merit 2
(has met the requirements for LCM twice over. LCM3, LCM4, etc. are also available)

Coursing titles - AKC

JC
Junior Courser (suffix)
SC
Senior Courser (suffix)
F.Ch.
Field Champion (prefix)

Coursing titles - NAOFA (North American Open Field Association)

CC
Coursing Champion
CM
Courser of Merit

Coursing titles - NACA (North American Coursing Association)

NACC
NACA Coursing Champion
NACM
NACA Courser of Merit

Hunt Test Titles

GMHR
Grand Master Hunting Retriever (NAHRA)
JH
Junior Hunter (AKC)
SH
Senior Hunter (AKC)
SR
Started Retriever (NAHRA)
MH
Master Hunter (AKC)
MHR
Master Hunting Retriever (NAHRA)
WR
Working Retriever (NAHRA)

NAHRA titles incomplete, need UKC/HRC titles too.

Working certificates (breed clubs)

WAC
Working Aptitude Certificate (Doberman Pincher Club of America)
WC
Working Certificate (various breed clubs, differs)
WCI
Working Certificate Intermediate (various breed clubs, differs)
WCX
Working Certificate Excellent (various breed clubs, differs)
WD
Working dog (American Chesapeake Club, ACC)
WDX
Working dog excellent (ACC)
WDQ
working dog qualified (ACC)
WD
Water dog (Newfoundland Club of America, NCA)
WRD
Water rescue dog (NCA)
DD
Draft dog (NCA)
TDD
Team draft dog (NCA)
VN
Versatile Newfoundland (NCA)

American Water Spaniels

SD
Started Dog (American Water Spaniel Club -- AWSC)
WD
Working Dog (AWSC)
WDX
Working Dog Excellent (AWSC)
WDS
Working Dog Superior
JWD
Junior Working Dog (American Water Spaniel Field Assoc. -- AWSFA)
SWD
Senior Working Dog (AWSFA)
MWD
Master Working Dog (AWSFA)

Miscellaneous titles

CG
Certificate of Gameness (American Working Terrier Assn)
CGC
Canine Good Citizen Certificate
CH
Champion (prefix)
HIC
Herding Instinct Certified
TD
Therapy Dog
TDI
Therapy Dog International
TT
Temperment Tested by ATTS (or other official organizations)

Breed acronyms

BC
Border Collie
CBR
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
CCR
Curly-coated Retriever
FCR
Flat-coated Retriever
GD
Great Dane
GR
Golden Retriever
GSD
German Shepherd Dog
GSP
German Shorthaired Pointer
GWP
German Wirehaired Pointer
LR
Labrador Retriever
OES
Old English Sheepdog
PBGV
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
PWC
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Other Dog-Related Acronyms

ACVO
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
BJ
Broad Jump or Bar Jump (context)
CERF
Canine Eye Registry Foundation
DJ
Directed Jumping
DOR
Drop on Recall
F8
Figure Eight
HD
Hip Displasia (sometimes CHD)
ILP
AKC Indefinite Listing Privilege for unpapered purebreds
LP
UKC's Listing Privilege for unpapered purebreds/mixed breeds
OFA
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
ROF
Retrieve on the Flat
ROH
Retrieve over the High Jump
ROM
Register of Merit

Conversational acronyms

BTW
By The Way
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
IMHO
In My Honest Opinion
LOL
Laughing out Loud
OTOH
On The Other Hand
ROTF
Rolling on the Floor (amusement)

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