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                         Dog Fanciers' Acronym List
                                      
   Originally inspired by a list compiled by Kathleen O'Donnell on OBED-L
   (now OBED-COMP) that had substantial corrections and clarifications
   suggested by Stacy Pober.
   
   Overall organization, webification and additional/updated material by
   Cindy Tittle Moore. Copyright 1996 by CTM.
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Table of Contents

     * Comments
     * Organizations
     * Flyball Titles
     * Agility Titles
     * Obedience Titles
     * Schutzhund 
     * AKC herding titles
     * Herding titles - AHBA (American Herding Breeds Association) 
     * Herding titles - ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America)
     * Field trials - AKC, CKC
     * Go To Ground/Terrier Trials/Tests
     * Coursing titles - ASFA (American Sighthound Field Association)
     * Coursing titles - AKC
     * Coursing titles - NAOFA (North American Open Field Association)
     * Coursing titles - NACA (North American Coursing Association)
     * Hunt Test Titles
     * Working certificates (breed clubs)
     * Miscellaneous titles
     * Breed acronyms
     * Other Dog-Related Acronyms
     * Conversational acronyms
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Comments

   This list primarily deals with acronyms and references for dog
   fanciers. There are many other lists available for other general
   acronyms and emoticons, which you should consult. These include:
     * http://www.stevegrossman.com/jargon.htm
       
   Also...
    1. All titles are suffixes to a dog's registered name if not
       otherwise noted.
    2. Acronyms listed alphabetically, except herding titles, which are
       in order of difficulty.
         __________________________________________________________
          
Organizations

        AAC
                Agility Association of Canada
                
        AKC
                American Kennel Club
                
        CKC
                Canadian Kennel Club
                
        NADAC
                North American Dog Agility Council
                
        UKC
                United Kennel Club (USA)
                
        USDAA
                United States Dog Agility Association
            __________________________________________________________
          
Flyball Titles

        FD
                Flyball Dog
                
        FDX
                Flyball Dog Excellent
                
        FDCh
                Flyball Dog Champion
                
        FM
                Flyball Master
                
        FMX
                Flyball Master Excellent
                
        FMCh
                Flyball Master Champion
                
        ONYX
                Award (named after first recipient) based on points
                earned
                
        FGDCh
                Flyball Grand Champion
            __________________________________________________________
          
Agility Titles

        AX
                Agility Excellent (AKC)
                
        MX
                Master Agility Excellent (AKC)
                
        NA
                Novice Agility (AKC)
                
        OA
                Open Agility (AKC)
                
        NAJ
                Novice Jumper With Weaves (AKC)
                
        OAJ
                Open Jumper With Weaves (AKC)
                
        AXJ
                Excellent Jumper With Weaves (AKC)
                
        MXJ
                Master Jumper With Weaves (AKC)
                
        U-AGI
                Agility I (UKC)
                
        U-AGII
                Agility II (UKC)
                
        U-ACH
                Agility Champion (UKC)
                
        U-ACHX
                Agility Champion Excellent (UKC)
                
        AD
                Agility Dog (USDAA)
                
        VAD
                Veteran Agility Dog (USDAA)
                
        VAAD
                Veteran Advanced Agility Dog (USDAA)
                
        VMAD
                Veteran Master Agility Dog (USDAA)
                
        VS
                Veterans Snooker
                
        VJ
                Veterans Jumper
                
        VG
                Veterans Gambler
                
        VPD
                Veteran Performance Dog
                
        AAD
                Advanced Agility Dog (USDAA)
                
        MAD
                Master Agility Dog (USDAA)
                
        SM
                Snooker Master (USDAA)
                
        GM
                Gambler Master (USDAA)
                
        PM
                Pairs Master (USDAA)
                
        JM
                Jumpers Master (USDAA)
                
        ADCH
                Agility Dog Champion (USDAA)
                
        ADC
                Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)
                
        AADC
                Advanced Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)
                
        MADC
                Master Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)
                
        O-, S-
                Outstanding, Superior Peformance, prefixed to any NADAC
                title
                
        NAC, NAC-V, NAC-JH
                Novice Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        OAC, OAC-V, OAC-JH
                Open Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        EAC, EAC-V, EAC-JH
                Elite Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        NGC, NGC-V, NCG-JH
                Novice Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        OGC, OGC-V, OCG-JH
                Open Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        EGC, EGC-V, ECG-JH
                Elite Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        NJC, NJC-V, NJC-JH
                Novice Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        OJC, OJC-V, OJC-JH
                Open Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        EJC, EJC-V, EJC-JH
                Elite Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
                
        NATCh
                Agility Trial Champion (NADAC)
            __________________________________________________________
          
Obedience Titles

        CD
                Companion Dog (AKC, CKC)
                
        CDX
                Companion Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
                
        CT
                Champion Tracker (a dog with a TD, TDX and VST) (AKC)
                
        OTCh
                Obedience Trial Champion (prefix) (AKC, CKC)
                
        TD
                Tracking Dog (AKC, CKC)
                
        TDX
                Tracking Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
                
        U-CD
                Companion Dog (prefix) (UKC)
                
        U-CDX
                Companion Dog Excellent (prefix) (UKC)
                
        U-UD
                Utility Dog (prefix) (UKC)
                
        UD
                Utility Dog (AKC, CKC)
                
        UDT
                Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog title (AKC)
                
        UDTX
                Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog Excellent title
                (AKC)
                
        UDX
                Utility Dog Excellent (AKC)
                
        UDVST
                Utility Dog title with a Variable Surface Tracking title
                (AKC)
                
        VST
                Variable Surface Tracking (AKC)
                
          NOTE 1: The AKC OTCh is much different and more difficult to
          achieve than the Canadian (CKC) OTCh. The CKC OTCh is
          equivalent to getting a Canadian UD. In other words the CKC UD
          = CKC OTCh.
          
          NOTE 2: There are no combined titles for dogs with UDX and
          other tracking titles.
          
          NOTE 3: The Champion Tracker title is not a competitively
          earned title and does not figure into Dual or Triple Champion
          titles. (The OTCH can be the third CH in a Triple, though.)
            __________________________________________________________
          
Schutzhund

        AD
                12 1/2 mile endurance run (can move from the other
                category)
                
        B
                German equiv. of a CD and CGC test in one
                
        SchH I, SchH II, SchH III
                comprising three phases -tracking,obedience and
                protection. dog must pass all three phases to earn title
                
        FH
                advanced tracking title (comparable to TDX)
                
        WH
                watchdog title
                
        KKL
                Koer'd means the dog is certified as eligible for
                breeding under the German breed survey system
            __________________________________________________________
          
AKC herding titles

        HCH
                Herding Champion (prefix)
                
        HI
                Herding Intermediate
                
        HS
                Herding Started
                
        HT
                Herding Tested
                
        HX
                Herding Excellent
                
        PT
                Pre-trial Tested
            __________________________________________________________
          
Herding titles - AHBA (American Herding Breeds Association)

        HCT
                Herding Capable Tested
                
        * HTD1
                Herding Trial Dog, first level
                
        * HTD2
                Herding Trial Dog, second level
                
        * HTD3
                Herding Trial Dog, third level
                
        JHD
                Junior Herd Dog
                
          * The official AHBA HTD title can have up to 4 suffixes: -d for
          ducks; -s for sheep; -g for goats; or -c for cattle. The title
          will always have at least one of these suffixes.
            __________________________________________________________
          
Herding titles - ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America)

        * ATD
                Advanced Trial Dog
                
        * OTD
                Open Trial Dog
                
        RD
                Ranch Dog (dog has been evaluated by a judge while doing
                its routine farm tasks & certified to be a useful working
                dog)
                
        * STD
                Started Trial Dog
                
        WTCH
                Working Trial Champion (prefix)
                (dog has earned ATD on all 3 types of stock)
                
          * Always with suffix -s, -d, -c to indicate title earned on
          sheep, ducks or cattle. Titles earned separately on each type
          of stock.
            __________________________________________________________
          
Field trials - AKC, CKC

        AFC
                Amateur Field Champion, (prefix)
                (must be owner handled)
                
        CFC
                Canadian Field Champion, (prefix)
                
        CAFC
                Canadian Amateur Field Champion, (prefix)
                
        FC
                Field champion, (prefix)
                (can be professional handler, open class)
                
        FD
                Field Dog (pointing, CKC)
                
        FDJ
                Field Dog Junior (pointing, CKC)
                
        FDX
                Field Dog Excellent (pointing, CKC)
                
        NFC
                National Field Champion, (prefix)
            __________________________________________________________
          
Go To Ground/Terrier Trials/Tests

        JE
                Junior Earthdog (AKC)
                
        ME
                Master Earthdog (AKC)
                
        SE
                Senior Earthdog (AKC)
                
          NOTE 1: AWTA Titles and other Terrier titles missing.
            __________________________________________________________
          
Coursing titles - ASFA (American Sighthound Field Association)

        F.Ch.
                Field Champion
                
        LCM
                Lure Courser of Merit
                
        LCM2
                Lure Courser of Merit 2
                (has met the requirements for LCM twice over. LCM3, LCM4,
                etc. are also available)
            __________________________________________________________
          
Coursing titles - AKC

        JC
                Junior Courser (suffix)
                
        SC
                Senior Courser (suffix)
                
        F.Ch.
                Field Champion (prefix)
            __________________________________________________________
          
Coursing titles - NAOFA (North American Open Field Association)

        CC
                Coursing Champion
                
        CM
                Courser of Merit
            __________________________________________________________
          
Coursing titles - NACA (North American Coursing Association)

        NACC
                NACA Coursing Champion
                
        NACM
                NACA Courser of Merit
            __________________________________________________________
          
Hunt Test Titles

        GMHR
                Grand Master Hunting Retriever (NAHRA)
                
        JH
                Junior Hunter (AKC)
                
        SH
                Senior Hunter (AKC)
                
        SR
                Started Retriever (NAHRA)
                
        MH
                Master Hunter (AKC)
                
        MHR
                Master Hunting Retriever (NAHRA)
                
        WR
                Working Retriever (NAHRA)
                
          NAHRA titles incomplete, need UKC/HRC titles too.
            __________________________________________________________
          
Working certificates (breed clubs)

        WAC
                Working Aptitude Certificate (Doberman Pincher Club of
                America)
                
        WC
                Working Certificate (various breed clubs, differs)
                
        WCI
                Working Certificate Intermediate (various breed clubs,
                differs)
                
        WCX
                Working Certificate Excellent (various breed clubs,
                differs)
                
        WD
                Working dog (American Chesapeake Club, ACC)
                
        WDX
                Working dog excellent (ACC)
                
        WDQ
                working dog qualified (ACC)
                
        WD
                Water dog (Newfoundland Club of America, NCA)
                
        WRD
                Water rescue dog (NCA)
                
        DD
                Draft dog (NCA)
                
        TDD
                Team draft dog (NCA)
                
        VN
                Versatile Newfoundland (NCA)
                
  American Water Spaniels
  
        SD
                Started Dog (American Water Spaniel Club -- AWSC)
                
        WD
                Working Dog (AWSC)
                
        WDX
                Working Dog Excellent (AWSC)
                
        WDS
                
        Working Dog Superior
                
        JWD
                Junior Working Dog (American Water Spaniel Field Assoc.
                -- AWSFA)
                
        SWD
                Senior Working Dog (AWSFA)
                
        MWD
                Master Working Dog (AWSFA)
            __________________________________________________________
          
Miscellaneous titles

        CG
                Certificate of Gameness (American Working Terrier Assn)
                
        CGC
                Canine Good Citizen Certificate
                
        CH
                Champion (prefix)
                
        HIC
                Herding Instinct Certified
                
        TD
                Therapy Dog
                
        TDI
                Therapy Dog International
                
        TT
                Temperment Tested by ATTS (or other official
                organizations)
            __________________________________________________________
          
Breed acronyms

        BC
                Border Collie
                
        CBR
                Chesapeake Bay Retriever
                
        CCR
                Curly-coated Retriever
                
        FCR
                Flat-coated Retriever
                
        GD
                Great Dane
                
        GR
                Golden Retriever
                
        GSD
                German Shepherd Dog
                
        GSP
                German Shorthaired Pointer
                
        GWP
                German Wirehaired Pointer
                
        LR
                Labrador Retriever
                
        OES
                Old English Sheepdog
                
        PBGV
                Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
                
        PWC
                Pembroke Welsh Corgi
            __________________________________________________________
          
Other Dog-Related Acronyms

        ACVO
                American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
                
        BJ
                Broad Jump or Bar Jump (context)
                
        CERF
                Canine Eye Registry Foundation
                
        DJ
                Directed Jumping
                
        DOR
                Drop on Recall
                
        F8
                Figure Eight
                
        HD
                Hip Displasia (sometimes CHD)
                
        ILP
                AKC Indefinite Listing Privilege for unpapered purebreds
                
        LP
                UKC's Listing Privilege for unpapered purebreds/mixed
                breeds
                
        OFA
                Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
                
        ROF
                Retrieve on the Flat
                
        ROH
                Retrieve over the High Jump
                
        ROM
                Register of Merit
            __________________________________________________________
          
Conversational acronyms

        BTW
                By The Way
                
        FAQ
                Frequently Asked Questions
                
        IMHO
                In My Honest Opinion
                
        LOL
                Laughing out Loud
                
        OTOH
                On The Other Hand
                
        ROTF
                Rolling on the Floor (amusement)
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