REGALWISE WHITE GERMAN SHEPHERDS
DESCRIPTION OF TITLES
HC: Herding instinct certified. This is earned at a herding instinct test. No training is necessary, but previous exposure to livestock is helpful. The AKC offers the additional titles of HT, PT, and some others.
CD: Companion Dog. An obedience title earned with passing scores in the Novice class at 3 AKC, CKC, or UKC obedience trials
CDX: Companion Dog Excellent. An advanced obedience title involving jumping and retrieving earned with passing scores in the Open class at 3 trials. Dogs must first have a CD
UD: Utility Dog. A more advanced obedience title involving scent discrimination and hand signals earned with 3 passing scores in the Utility class at trials. Dog must first have a CDX.
UDX: Utility Dog Excellent. Earned with several passing scores in both Utility and Open class on the same day.
OTCH: Obedience Trial Champion. The most difficult title, earned with many wins and placings in Open and Utility. (except a Canadian UD is called an OTCH)
TD: Tracking Dog. Earned by passing an AKC or CKC tracking test where the dog must closely follow the scent of a stranger who walked at least 440 yards across a field, at least a half an hour ago, turning several corners, and find the article left at the end.
TDX: Tracking Dog Excellent. Earned by passing an advanced tracking test where the track is at least 3 hours old and over 800 yards long, over varied terrain with cross tracks, obstacles and 3 articles to find.
CGC: Canine Good Citizen. An informal test of beginning obedience and socialization.
TDI: Therapy Dogs International. Similar to the CGC, dogs are certified by temperament and training to do pet therapy at hospitals, nursing homes, etc.
TT: Temperament Tested. Dogs must pass the American Temperament Test Society test of temperament and socialization where his reaction to unusual sights, sounds, footing, and people who are friendly, neutral, or threatening is evaluated.
TC: Temperament Certified. Awarded by the German Shepherd Dog Club Of America, basically the same as a TT.
BH: Begleithund. (Companion Dog) A German test of training and temperament equivalent to a combination of a CD and TT. Awarded by a schutzhund club.
FH: Fartenhund. (Tracking Dog) A German advanced tracking test similar to the TDX, awarded by a schutzhund club.
OFA: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Certified free of hip dysplasia by 3 radiologists. OFA gives a grade of Excellent, Good, or Fair to all certified dogs. Dogs must be at least 2 years old to be certified. OFA H&E: When hips and elbows are both certified.
OVC: The Canadian hip certification, similar to OFA but dogs need only be 18 months to certify, there is just one person evaluating, and no grade is given, just pass/fail.
V: Veteran. The older WGSDCI conformation title, now called WGSDCI Champion.
WGSDCI CH: White German Shepherd Dog Club International Champion. Dogs must earn 15 points at WGSDCI conformation shows.
WSCC CH - White Shepherd Club Of Canada Specialty Champion. Dogs must earn 10 points at WSCC conformation shows
RX: Register of Excellence. Awarded by the WGSDCI for producing Champion and pointed offspring.
RO: Register of Excellence, Obedience. Awarded by the WGSDCI for producing service dogs and/or obedience titled offspring.
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