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Since I am new to dog obedience, I was wondering what all those letters after your dogs names mean?
Just reading about Scotty and noticing all the letters after his name.
Can anyone clarify this for me?
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U-Ch = United Kennel Club Champion

The UKC is a purebred dog registry and stud book similar to the AKC. They organize their own shows and have their own point and ranking systems. UKC titles are always the first to appear in front of a dog’s name, before any other Champion titles.
U-Ch = United Kennel Club Champion


U-Gr.Ch = United Kennel Club Grand Champion

The UKC provides two distinct levels of Championships: Champion and Grand Champion. The Grand Champion is the highest conformation title attainable from the UKC.

BIS = Best In Show. The highest award that a show dog can win is an all-breed Best In Show! It’s a very prestigious accomplishment that very few dogs ever achieve. Seen by itself, BIS stands for an AKC win at an all-breed show. There are also two major variations on BIS:



MBIS = Multiple Best In Show. This is the dog who has achieved this huge honor more than once during its show career.



BISS = Best in Specialty Show.
 

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Wow!!!
This really gets complicated. Thanks for the site. I didn't know there were that many of them.
Veterans gambler???? veteran snooker??? Life just got a lot more complicated LOL
 

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In Scotty's case, his titles are from the AKC. CD = Companion Dog and TD = Tracking Dog. CGC is not really a title (it would not appear in the AKC pedigree), but I'm proud of it just as well, so added it on (many people do).
 

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Then you'd love Robin's name. LOL

Can Ch UCD Woodhaven Silk-N-Silver CD WC WCX JH CGC Can CD WC
 

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Oooh, don't forget the rally titles!!

RN = Rally Novice
RA = Rally Advanced
RE = Rally Excellent; RX in Canada
RAE = Rally Advanced Excellent (US?)
RV = Rally Versatility (Canadian)

In addition, in Canada, if your average score for a given title is between 180-189, you can add CL (Cum Laude) and if your average score is between 190-200, you can add MCL (Magna Cum Laude). :D
 

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Here's Darwin's alphabet soup...so far ;)

SHR ACHX UCD UWP UCH Piccadilly's Beloved Friend AX AXJ JH WC CC TDI CGC
 

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Murray's name is definitely an eye chart ;)

Clear Creek's Mad About You CDX RE NJP NAP NFP ASCA CDX GS-N RS-N NG-C TG-N NAC PS1

You only list the highest level title so for example, Murray has his CDX (2nd level obedience title). It is understood that if he has a CDX he already has his CD (required before attempting CDX) so no need to list it. Same with the RE (3rd level Rally title). It is understood that he already has his RN and RA. Murray also has his CDX in ASCA so that title is listed separately from the AKC CDX because it is a different org.

Then you get into all the different agility orgs (AKC, ASCA, USDAA, NADAC, DOCNA, UKC just to name a few). Each have their own games which get their own titles. For example, AKC only offers 3 games but NADAC has somewhere around 10 or so. Not to mention that orgs like NADAC are constantly adding/changing the games so Murrays NG-C title (Gamblers) is no longer offered so it is grandfathered into the NC-C (Chances) title so when Murray reaches the 2nd level he will have an OC-C instead of an OG-C. Murray has agility titles from 4 different orgs. There are several more that offer trials in our area but there just aren't enough weekends in the year to do them all. ;)
 

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Maddy's not too complicated yet...

Blacklamb's Lady Cabernet CD, RN, WC, CGC

RN will soon be replaced with RA, and hopefully the CD will get replaced with CDX. Then we plan on working on UCD. :)
 
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