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Pedigree Glossary
Here are brief explanations of some of the abbreviations and acronyms that are commonly found on a GSP pedigree.
AFC Amatuer Field Champion
(achieved by a non-professional handler)
A/C Ch. American/ Canadian Conformation Champion
(also signifies American/ Canadian prior to any other titles listed)
AM/CAN CH American/ Canadian Conformation Champion
(also signifies American/ Canadian prior to any other titles listed)
BIS All Breed Best In Show
BISS Best In Specialty Show
CD Companion Dog (obedience title)
CDX Companion Dog Excellent
CGC Canine Good Citizen
(AKC title for passing a test that applies to a dog that is well behaved and good in public with many situations)
Ch. Conformation Champion
 CH Conformation Champion
DC Dual Champion (both conformation and field)
FC Field Champion
FD Field Dog title (German)
HOF GSPCA Hall Of Fame
JH Junior Hunter title (field - FD Canadian equivalent)
KS German Champion (field and conformation)
MH Master Hunter title (field)
NAVHDA North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
Prizes are graded (i.e., Prize 1, Prize 2, etc.)
NFC National Field Champion
NSC National Specialty Champion
OA Open Agility title (Agility)
ROM Registry Of Merit
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent
TT Temperament Tested
UD Utility Dog
UDX Utility Dog Excellent
(advanced obedience title)
 
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