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Glossary of Performance Titles

 

The following is a partial list of Performance Titles:

Title Description Breeds Requirements *
AADC Advanced Agility Dog Canada All Breeds AAC
AD Schutzhund Endurance Test All Breeds BH required
ADC Agility Dog Canada All Breeds AAC
ADD Advanced Disc Dog All Breeds, including Mixed-Breeds CDDA
IDDHA
ADDCh Advanced Disc Dog Champion All Breeds, including Mixed Breeds (Team Competitions) CDDA
AFC Amateur Field Trial Champion Pointers, Retrievers, and Spaniels AKC
AFTCh. Amateur Field Trial Champion Retrieving Sporting Dogs with a Novice Handler CKC
AgI Agility Intermediate All Breeds AgN required CKC
AgN Agility Novice All Breeds CKC
AgX Agility Excellent All Breeds AgI required CKC
AMDD Advanced Mini Disc Dog Dogs under 14 in., including Mixed Breeds CDDA
ARCH Rally Championship Title All breeds including mixed. APDT
ARCHX Rally Championship Title All breeds including mixed. APDT
ATChC Agility Trial Champion of Canada All Breeds AAC
ATD Herding Advanced All Breeds ASCA
BDD Basic Disc Dog All Breeds, including Mixed Breeds CDDA
IDDHA
BDF Basic Disc Freestyle All Breeds, including Mixed Breeds CDDA
BH Schutzhund Companion/Temperament Test Select Breeds
BIF Best in Field, Coursing Hound Trial CKC
BIS Best in Show, Conformation All Breeds CKC
BISS Best in Specialty Show All Breeds CKC
BMDD Basic Mini Disc Dog Dogs under 14 in., including Mixed-Breeds CDDA
BMDF Basic Disc Freestyle Mini Division Dogs under 14 in., including Mixed-Breeds CDDA
BPIS Best Puppy in Show, Conformation All Breeds CKC
Brevet Ring Sport Certification Test Select Breeds NARA
CD Companion Dog, Obedience
(First Obedience Title)
All Breeds CKC
CDX Companion Dog Excellent, Obedience
(Second Obedience Title)
All Breeds CD required CKC
CG Certificate of Gameness, Den Trial All Terriers small enough to fit into a nine-inch tunnel and Dachshunds AWTA
CGC
CCGCT
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
HABAC’s Canadian Canine Good Citizen Test
All Breeds AKC
CGN Canine Good Neighbour All Breeds CKC
Ch. Champion, Conformation All Breeds except Miscellaneous Class CKC
Ch. (Alt.) Champion (Altered), Conformation All Breeds except Miscellaneous Class CKC
CSF Combined Skills Freestyle All Breeds, including Mixed-Breeds IDDHA
C.T. Champion Tracker All Breeds TD, TDX and VST required AKC
DD Disc Dog All Breeds, including Mixed Breeds – (Team Competitions) CDDA
DD Draft Dog, Hauling Test All Breeds CKC
DDCh Disc Dog Champion All Breeds, including Mixed-Breeds – (Team Competitions) CDDA
DDX Disc Dog Excellent All Breeds, including Mixed Breeds (Team Competitions) CDDA
IDDHA
DDX Draft Dog Excellent, Hauling Test All Breeds DD required CKC
EWC Earth Working Certificate, Den Trial Small Terriers and Dachshunds
FbD Flyball Dog, Flyball All Breeds
FbDCh. Flyball Dog Champion, Flyball All Breeds FbD required
FCh. Field Champion, Lure Coursing Sighthounds CKC
FChX Field Champion Excellent, Lure Coursing Sighthounds FCh. required CKC
FD Field Dog, Pointing Trial All Pointing Breeds CKC
FD Flyball Dog All Breeds NAFA
FDCh Flyball Dog Champion All Breeds NAFA
FDGCh Flyball Dog Grand Champion All Breeds NAFA
FDJ Field Dog Junior, Pointing Trial All Pointing Breeds CKC
FDX Field Dog Excellent, Pointing Trial All Pointing Breeds FD required CKC
FDX Flyball Dog Excellent All Breeds NAFA
FH Schutzhund Tracking Test All Breeds BH required
FM Flyball Master All Breeds NAFA
FMX Flyball Master Excellent All Breeds NAFA
FMCh Flyball Master Champion All Breeds NAFA
FTCh. Field Trial Champion, Hunting by Scent Beagles CKC
FTCh. Field Trial Champion, Retrieving All Sporting Dog Breeds CKC
GMH Grand Master Hunter, Field Test Retrieving Breeds, Irish Water Spaniel Breed, Standard Poodle Breed CKC
GMOTCh. Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion, Obedience All Breeds MOTCh. required CKC
HA Herding Advanced All Breeds HI required CKC
HC Herding Certificate, Herding All Herding Breeds and Some Working Breeds
HCh. Herding Champion All AKC Herding Group breeds plus Samoyeds and Rottweilers HX required AKC
HCT Herding Capability Test All Breeds AHBA
HI Herding Intermediate CKC: All Breeds
AKC: All AKC Herding Group Breeds plus Samoyeds and Rottweilers
HT required CKC / AKC
HIC Herding Instinct Certificate, Herding All Herding Breeds and Some Working Breeds
HIT High in Trial, Obedience Trial All Breeds CKC
HRD Herding Ranch Dog (3 Levels) All Breeds AHBA
HS Herding Started CKC: All breeds
AKC: All AKC Herding Group breeds plus Samoyeds and Rottweilers
HT required CKC / AKC
HT Herding Tested CKC: All Breeds
AKC: All AKC Herding Group breeds plus Samoyeds and Rottweilers
CKC / AKC
HTCh. Herding Trial Championship All Breeds HTD III or HRD III Required AHBA
HTD Herding Trial Dog (3 levels) All Breeds AHBA
HX Herding Excellent All AKC Herding Group breeds plus Samoyeds and Rottweilers AKC
IPO International Schutzhund
(Levels I, II, & III)
All Breeds BH required
JE Junior Earthdog Dachshunds and Terriers bred as Earthdogs CKC
JH Junior Hunter, Field Test Retrieving Breeds, Irish Water Spaniel Breed, Standard Poodle Breed CKC
JHD Junior Herding Dog Test All Breeds AHBA
MADC Master Agility Dog Canada All Breeds AAC
MDD Master Disc Dog All Breeds,including Mixed Breeds IDDHA
MDDCh Master Disc Dog Champion All Breeds, including Mixed-Breeds (Team Competitions) CDDA
ME Master Earthdog Dachshunds and Terriers bred as Earthdogs SE required CKC
MH Master Hunter, Field Test Retrieving Breeds, Irish Water Spaniel Breed, Standard Poodle Breed CKC
MOTCh. Master Obedience Trial Champion, Obedience All Breeds OTChX required CKC
NAFTCh. National Amateur Field Trial Champion, Retriever Test All Retrieving Breeds CKC
NFTCh. National Field Trial Champion, Retriever Test All Retrieving Breeds CKC
ONYX Flyball Onyx Award All Breeds NAFA
ORC Oval Racing Champion All Sighthounds NOTRA
OSC Open Stockdog Certificate, Herding All Herding Breeds and some Working Breeds SSC required CKC
OTCh. Obedience Trial Champion, Obedience All Breeds UD required CKC
OTChX Obedience Trial Champion Excellent, Obedience All Breeds OTCh. required CKC
OTD Herding Open All breeds ASCA
OTR Oval Track Racer All Sighthounds NOTRA
OTRM Oval Track Racer of Merit All Sighthounds NOTRA
PATD Herding Post Advanced All breeds ASCA
PT Herding Pre-Trial Tested All AKC Herding Group breeds plus Samoyeds and Rottweilers AKC
RA Rally Advanced All breeds CARO / AKC* (*effective 01/01/05)
RAE Rally Advanced Excellent All breeds AKC* (*effective 01/01/05)
RCh Race Champion Whippets NAWRA
RD Ranch Dog All breeds ASCA
RE Rally Excellent All breeds AKC* (*effective 01/01/05)
Ring (I, II, III) Ring Sport
Obedience and Protection Tests
Select Breeds NARA
RL1 Rally Level 1 All breeds including mixed. APDT
RL2 Rally Level 2 All breeds including mixed. APDT
RL3 Rally Level 3 All breeds including mixed. APDT
Award of Excellence Rally Obedience All breeds including mixed. APDT
RN Rally Novice All breeds CARO / AKC* (*effective 01/01/05)
RTD Ranch Trial Dog All breeds ASCA
RV Rally Versatility All breeds CARO
RX Rally Excellent All breeds CARO
SchH Schutzhund (Levels I, II, III)
Obedience, Tracking and Protection Tests
All Breeds
SD Sled Dog, Sledding All Breeds CKC
SDX Sled Dog Excellent, Sledding All Breeds SD required CKC
SDU Sled Dog Unlimited, Sledding All Breeds SD and SDX required CKC
SE Senior Earthdog Dachshunds and Terriers bred as Earth dogs CKC
SH Senior Hunter, Field Test Retrieving Breeds, Irish Water Spaniel Breed, Standard Poodle Breed CKC
SHCh. Scent Hurdle Dog Champion, Scent Discrimination/Hurdle Race All Breeds SHDX required
SHD Scent Hurdle Dog, Scent Discrimination/Hurdle Race All Breeds
SHDX Scent Hurdle Dog Excellent, Scent Discrimination/Hurdle Race All Breeds SHD required
SORC Supreme Oval Racing Champion All Sighthounds NOTRA
SRCh SupremeRace Champion Whippets NAWRA
SSC Started Stockdog Certificate, Herding All Herding Breeds and Some Working Breeds CKC
STD Herding Started All breeds ASCA
TD Tracking Dog, Tracking Test All Breeds CKC AKC ASCA
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent, Tracking Test All Breeds TD required CKC AKC ASCA
TT Temperament Tested All Breeds
UD Utility Dog, Obedience
(Third and highest Obedience Title)
All Breeds CDX required CKC
UDT Utility Dog Tracker All Breeds UD and TD required AKC
UDTX Utility Dog Tracker Excellent All Breeds UD and TDX required AKC
VST Variable Surface Tracking All Breeds TD or TDX required AKC
WC Working Certificate, Retrieving Test Retriever Breeds, Irish Water Spaniel Breed, Poodle Breeds CKC
WCI Working Certificate Intermediate, Retrieving Test Retriever Breeds, Irish Water Spaniel Breed, Poodle Breeds CKC
WCX Working Certificate Excellent, Retrieving Test Retriever Breeds, Irish Water Spaniel Breed, Poodle Breeds CKC
WH Schutzhund Watch Dog Test All Breeds BH required
WRD Water Rescue Dog, Water Rescue Newfoundland Breed
WRDX Water Rescue Dog Excellent, Water Rescue Newfoundland Breed
WTCH Working Trial Champion All breeds Must have earned ATD in all classes ASCA
AAC: Agility Association of Canada
AHBA: American Herding Breed Association
APDT: Association Pet Dog Trainers
AKC: American Kennel Club
ASCA: Australian Shepherd Club of America
AWTA: American Working Terrier Association
CARO: Canadian Association of Rally Obedience
CDDA: Canadian Disc Dog Association
CKC: Official Canadian Kennel Club Event
IDDHA: International Disc Dog Handlers’ Association
NAFA: North American Flyball Association
NARA: North American Ring Association
NAWRA: North American Whippet Racing Association
– NOTRA: — National Oval Track Racing Association

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