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 A a-stamp'a-stamp'  (indicates a passing hip score with regards to testing for hip  dysplasia/joint laxity). An SV certification rating.

a-Normal = certified normal hips 
a-Fast Normal = certified near normal hips 
a-Noch zugelassen = certified hips, still permissable for breeding

aausgeprägt - Pronounced. Used by the judge in describing a dog’s courage and "hardness" see TSBAAusreichend — sufficienADAusdauerprüfung - endurance trial 12 miles in 2 hours.AKCAmerican  Kennel Club - American breed club organization. The AKC is not involved  in the sport of Schutzhund. The AKC has a working relationship with the  FCI, but not with WUSV. The AKC is a club of clubs, and is primarily a  registry for purebred dogs.AZGArbeitsgemeinschaft der Zuchtvereine und Gebrauchshundeverbände —  Association of breed registry and working-dog sport clubs — The AZG has  the purpose of administrating unifor rules  via the FCI, to assure inter-club and international conformity, makin identical or similar international trial  competitions i 
BH Begleithunde -  the preliminary and prerequisite test for a dog going on to get his/her  Schutzhund titles. A combination temperament and obedience test. B and  BH are used interchangeably.BBesitzer OwnerBSPBundesSiegerPrüfung - trial at the national levelBSTBreed Suitability TestBSZSBundesSiegerZuchtSchau - show at the national levelCD,
CDXCompanion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent. Obedience titles granted by the AKC / CKCCGCthe dog has a Canine Good Citizen certificateCHDCanine Hip DysplasiaCKCCanadian  Kennel Club - the Canadian equivalent of the AKC. Unlike the AKC, the  CKC has individual members. Primarily a breed registry. Also,  Continental Kennel Club, a different and completely unrelated dog breed  organization.DHVThe  German "Dog Sport Club" (Deutscher Hundesport Verein), which is the  "National parent club" or the "Union" of the Dog Sport Clubs of  Germany. DVGDeutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine e.V.  (German member of DHV) A dog sport club and one of the larger members  of the DHV. Has some branches in the US and Canada Alternate  organization for Schutzhund, with slightly different rules, and a  broader breed focus - not limited to the GSD.EZEinfache Zucht (Simple Breeding) Only one parent has a working degree. FCIFédération  Cynologique Internationale - the world Canine organization. Membership  is currently at 79 countries’ national, purebred dog organizations. FH 
FH 1, 
FH 2Fährtenhund - tracking dog titleGGut (good show or performance rating)GSDGerman Shepherd Dog - common abbreviation for German ShepherdsGSDCAGerman Shepherd Dog Club of America - a member of the WUSV but not the FCIGSDCCGerman Shepherd Dog Club of CanadaGSSCCGerman Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada - a WUSV memberGZGebrauchshundzucht - Utility Dog Breeding. Both parents have working titles. HHündin - FemaleHDHip DysplaysiaHOTHandler-Owner-TrainedIPO also IP 1, 2, 3International  Prüfungsordnung (International working tests) Class I, II, III, similar  to schutzhund. International Schutzhund titles, functionally equivalent  to SchH I, II, III. KKL1
KKL2Körklasse 1 (especially recommended for breeding by the SV) Körklasse 2 (suitable for breeding by the SV) KLZKör-  und Leistungszucht - Qualification and Performance Breeding. Both  parents have breed surveys and all four grandparents have working  titles. KZKörzucht - Qualification Breeding - Both parents have breed surveys.LBSTLifetime Breed Suitability TestLbzLebenszeit - Breed surveyed for lifeLZLeistungszucht - Performance Breeding. Both parents and all four grandparents have working titlesMMangelhaft -faulty - show or performance ratingngnicht genügend - insufficient. Used by the judge in describing a dog’s courage and "hardness". See TSBOFAOrthopedic  Foundation for Animals a non-profit registry which issues "arms length"  certification on various health concerns, (not limited to  Orthopaedics). Reference is usually with regards to the practice of  x-raying hips and certifying the dogs to be free of hip dysplasia. See  also "a stamp"
OFA Excellent - no dysplasia, superior hip socket conformation 
OFA Good - no dysplasia, a well formed, congruent hip joint 
OFA  Fair - no dysplasia, minor irregularities in the hip joint present OFA  Borderline - no consensus between radiologists to place hip into either a  normal or dysplastic catagory OFA Mild (Grade I) - mild hip dysplasia  present 
OFA Moderate (Grade II) - moderate hip dysplasia present 
OFA Severe (Grade III) - severe hip dysplasia presentOVCOntario Veterinary College (Canada) Hips will be graded as Pass or Fail. See also OFA and "a stamp"PennHIPDeveloped  at University of Pennsylvania (USA) The procedure measures hip joint  laxity; it does not grade a passing or failing score. Loose hips are  more prone to developing degenerative joint disease. See OVC, OFA, "a  stamp"RRüde - MaleROMRegister of Merit - title awarded to the sire or dam for the accomplishments of its progeny. 
ROM  - Register of Merit: A title given by the German Shepherd Dog Club of  America to animals who have produced a minimum number of conformation  Champions and other winning offspring. 
ROM/C - Register of Merit United States and Canada 
ROMC - Register of Merit CanadaSchH 
SchH 1,
SchH 2, SchH 3Schutzhund,  and the 3 levels of titles awarded. Each level is a progression and  built on the skills learned in the previous level. Used as an  abbreviation, "SchH" can refer to the dog or the sport. Titles are  sometimes written as SchH 1, SchH 2, SchH 3. SchHAA limited SchH title, similar to SchH I but without the tracking portion. SGSehr Gut (very good show or performance rating)SG1, SG2, etc.See V1.SGRSieger (male) or Siegerin (female) -the best male or female at the national conformation specialty showSVVerein  für Deutsche Schäferhunde (German Shepherd Dog Club) The original GSD  breed club and breed registry, based in Germany. The SV is not only the  largest breed-specific registry in the world, it’s also extremely  active. In addition to being a breed registry, the SV also promotes  working-dog activities, i.e. by awarding working titles (SchH). They  also sanction conformation show and koerungs (breed surveys). The SV is a  member of the VDH. (Schutzhund,IPO etc.) SZPrecedes the SV registration number i.e SZ 1234567TCTemperament CertificateTD, TDXTracking dog titles granted by the AKC/CKCTSBTriebveranlagung - fighting driveTTTemperament TestedUungenügend - insufficient - show or performance ratingUD UDXUtility Dog, Utility Dog Excellent. Advanced obedience titles granted by the AKC/CKCUKCUnited Kennel ClubUSAUnited Schutzhund Clubs of AmericaUSAUnited Schutzhund clubs of America (as opposed to United States of America)VVorzüglich (excellent show or performance rating) awarded to dogs with a working title only NZBNachzucht Bewertung - progeny evaluationv - 
v.von  or vom - in a dog’s name, meaning "of" or "from"Usually indicates the  start of the kennel name. I.e. dogname von kennelname. "Von" or "vom" is  gender specific to the gender of the kennel name - not the dog. V1 V2, V3, etc.Ranking  at the BSP, V being excellent and top rating, the top placed dog is V1,  second is V2, etc. until reaching the dogs rated SG, then they are SG1,  SG2, etc. VAVorzüglich-Auslese (Excellent Select show rating given only at Sieger show) (VA-1) See V1. VDHDog  Society of Germany - VDH (Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen e.V.). It  is the "national", "parent", or "main"dog club of Germany, and in turn  is a member in, and bound by the rules of that international or "World  Dog Club", the FCI. The SV is a member of the VDH. 
Just to be  confusing, VDH is also the German Shepherd Dog club in the Netherlands,  (Vereniging van Fokkers en Liefhebbers van Duitse Herdershonden) vhvorhanden -  Present or Sufficient Used by the judge in describing a dog’s courage  and "hardness" see TSB, or in the context of a show rating. WDAWorking Dog AssociationWUSVWelt  Union der Schäferhundvereine or World Union of GSD clubs. International  breed umbrella for GSD breed clubs. Author and owner of the GSD  international breed standard for the FCI (see FCI) Currently represents  more than 60 countries, established to bring all GSD clubs worldwide  closer together, and in sync with the SV in Germany. (see SV) The WUSV  is allied to the FCI through direct communications, as well as through  membership in the FCI club, the German VDH. (see VDH) Clubs like the  GSSCC and the USA have a dotted-line connection to the FCI and a direct  connection to the WUSV, and that strongly encourages them to abide by  both FCI and SV regulations. ZZüchter  BreederZtgl Zuchttauglich Suitable for breeding. Subject animal passed their ZTP.ZTP 
ZTPrZuchttauglichkeitsprüfung - Breed-Suitability-Test - incorporating hip rating, conformation, and basic working ability.ZWZuchtwert.  ZW-value — Zuchtwert evaluation — is Breed Value Assessment - a number  assigned that gives an indication of the genotype of the dog for  breeding purposes. A more definitive explanation is here: http://realgsd.ca/GSDinfo/Care/HD/breedvalue.htm