Glossary of Performance Titles

 

The following list of Performance Titles is sorted in alphabetical order and is being added to on an on-going basis:


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