German Shepherd Titles and Ratings

German Shepherd Ratings

U (Ungenügend) Insuffient
M (Mangelhaft) Faulty Show or Performance Rating
A (Ausreichend) Sufficient Show or Performance Rating
G (Gut) Good Show or Performance Rating
SG (Sehr Gut) Very Good Show or Performance Rating
V (Vorzuglich) Excellent Show or Performance Rating
VA (Vorzuglich Aulese) Excellent Select Show or Performance Rating, Awarded at Seiger Show, Highest attainable Award
SIEGER 1st Place Champion Male of National Show
SIEGERIN 1st Place Champion Female of the National Show
KOERKLASSE (KKL1) Breed Examination, Recommended for Breeding, Must be Titled Sch
(KKL2) Breed Examination, Suitable for Breeding, Must be Titled Sch
HIP RATINGS (“a normal”)(A1) Normal=OFA Excellent to OFA Good
(“a fast normal”)(A2) Nearly Normal=OFA Good to OFA Fair
(“noch zugelassen”)(A3) Mild Hip Dysplasia=Only OFAs Occasionally

German Shepherd Show Classification

BSZS BundesSiegerZuchtSchau=National Breed Show
BSP BundesSiegerPrüfung=National Working Trial
LGA Regional Show Or Working Trial
BLH BundesLeistungsHüten=National Herding Trial

Temperament, Character and Abilities

SchHA Novice Schutzhund obedience and protection
Bh Basic companion dog – traffic sureness
WH Watch Dog
AD Endurance
SchH1 Novice Schutzhund qualification in tracking,
obedience, and protection
SchH2 Intermediate Schutzhund qualification in tracking,
obedience, and protection
SchH3 Masters level of Schutzhund tracking, obedience, and
protection.
FH1 Advanced tracking
FH2 Superior tracking qualification.
IPO1 International Novice Schutzhund trial qualification.
IPO2 International Intermediate Schutzhund.
IPO3 International Masters level Schutzhund.
BpDH1 2 Railroad Police Dog
BIH Blind Leader Dog
DH Service Dog
DPH Service Police Dog
HGH Herding Dog
LwH Avalanche Dog
PFP1 PFP2 Police Tracking Dog
PH Police Dog (obtained through the Danish
Politihundeforeningen, a police dog association open to
civilians)
PSP1, 2 3 Police Guard Dog
RtH Rescue Dog
ZFH Customs Tracking Dog
ZH1, 2 3 Customs Dog
Africa IWT 1, 2,
Austria SchH1, 2 3 and FHA 1, 2, 3
Belgium Cereco1, IWR1, 2 3 equivalent to IPO1, 2 3
Czech Republic ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3
Denmark BHP1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 and SPH
equivalent to FH
England PD (Police Dog)
Finland SK1 equivalent to IPO1
Holland VH1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3 and SPH equivalent
to FH
Hungary SZL1, 2 3 also ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3
Italy Brevetto 1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3
Poland ZVV1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3
Switzerland SchH, SchHB, SchHC; CHD1 equivalent to SchH1
Yugoslavia CAB1, 2 3 equivalent to SchH1, 2 3