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What Do All The Titles Mean?

The American Kennel Club sponsors many events where titles can be earned. Dogs who achieve these titles are entitled to have them listed on their pedigrees. These titles become an official part of a dog’s record with the AKC.   While a complete listing of all AKC titles and their abbreviations can be found on the AKC web site (www.akc.org), here are some of the titles most applicable to Sporting breeds, such as the weimaraner:

As a prefix: As a suffix
CH. Champion (conformation) CD Companion Dog
FC Field Champion CDX Companion Dog Excellent
AFC Amateur Field Champion UD Utility Dog
NFC National Field Champion UDX Utility Dog Excellent
NAFC National Amateur Field Champion TD Tracking Dog
NOC National Obedience Champion TDX Tracking Dog Excellent
OTCH Obedience Trial Champion VST Variable Surface Tracker
MACH Master Agility Champion UDTD (UDT) Utility Dog Tracking Dog, Utility Dog Tracking
DC Dual Champion (Ch. & FC) UDTDX Utility Dog Tracking Dog Excellent
TC Triple Champion ( Ch., FC & OTCH) UDXTD Utility Dog Excellent Tracking Dog
CT Champion Tracker (TD, TDX & VST) UDXTDX Utility Dog Excellent Tracking Dog Excellent
UDVST Utility Dog Variable Surface Tracking
UDXVST Utility Dog Excellent Variable Surface Tracking
JH Junior Hunter
SH Senior Hunter
MH Master Hunter
NA Novice Agility
OA Open Agility
AX Agility Excellent
MX Master Agility Excellent
NAJ Novice Jumpers with Weaves
OAJ Open Jumpers with Weaves
AXJ Excellent Jumpers with Weaves
MXJ Master Excellent Jumpers with Weaves
CGC Canine Good Citizen

In addition, the Weimaraner Club of America (WCA) offers ratings test programs, the purpose of which is to evaluate the hunting, field and retrieving ability of our dogs.  These titles become a permanent part of a dog's record with the WCA, and are displayed as a suffix to the dog's name.  Listed below are the various WCA ratings titles, with their abbreviations:

NSD Novice Shooting Dog NRD Novice Retrieving Dog
SD Shooting Dog RD Retrieving Dog
SDX Shooting Dog Excellent RDX Retrieving Dog Excellent
V Versatile VX Versatile Excellent
Breed Register of Merit, a WCA title awarded to a sire and dam based on the quality of their
offspring.  This title is awarded to the sire and dam based solely on the accomplishments of the offspring.

As if all that isn't enough, here are some miscellaneous titles that you will commonly see which acknowledge a significant accomplishment:

HOF Hall of Fame
BIS Best in Show
BISS Best in Specialty Show
Nat CH National Champion - winner of the breed's National Specialty show

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