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On Friday June 26th, 2020 Viera has earned her BH title - BH Begleithunde (Ger.) Prerequisite for Schutzhund. Consists of an obedience test and a traffic/temperament test. She has passed the routine and had the second highest score out of 6 dogs. Our thanks goes out to everyone who poured their support into us on the journey of earning this title. And most of all, we give thanks to Randall and Dawn Hoadley from DFW Working Club.
There are so many abbreviations in the German Shepherd world and it can be confusing. To make it easy for you - here are the abbreviations for SHOW RATING.
VA Vorzüglich Auslese (Ger.) = Excellent Select - Show rating only awarded at the Sieger show in working class.
V Vorzüglich (Ger.) - Excellent - Show rating awarded in working class only. Also a SchH rating awarded to dogs who score 96 points or more out of 100 in SchH trail/competition.
SG Sehr Gut (Ger.) - Very Good. Is the highest possible show rating a dog can obtain in Youth Class or Young Dog Class. Also a SchH rating awarded to dogs who score 90-95 points out of 100 in SchH trail/competition.
G Gut (Ger.) - Good (Show or working rating)
A Ausreichend (Ger.) - Sufficient (Show or working rating)
M Mangelhaft (Ger.) - Faulty (Show or working rating)
U Unsatisfactory (Show or working rating)
Puppy Class Age groups 4-6 months, 6-9 months, and 9-12 months.
JKL Jugendklasse (Ger.) = Youth Class - age group 12-18 months.
JHKL Junghundklasse (Ger.) = Young Dog Class - age group 18-24 months.
Rüden (Ger.) Male dogs
Hündinen (Ger.) Female dogs
VP - Very Promising (the highest rating awarded in Puppy Classes)
P - Promising (awarded in Puppy Class)
NP - Not Promising (awarded in Puppy Class)
Zeal will be 1 year old in the summer 2020. Shortly after we will begin preparing for his first trial to earn his BH title, followed with confirmation show at the end of 2020. In the winter he will travel to Europe, where he will receive continued breading survey training and title completion. After participating in several confirmation shows, he will return back to us to US as a stud to approved females and sire to our summer 2021 litter, while he'll continue his career of earning working and show titles.
We are sitting on the edge of the seat, watching him grow with excitement!
There are so many abbreviations in the German Shepherd world and it can be confusing. To make it easy for you - here are the abbreviations for TITLES.
SchH / Schutzhund (Ger.) = Protection Dog. There are 3 levels: SchH I, SchH II, SchH III. SchH equivalents are ZVV, SVV, IPO, VH, and otherS.
IPO International title, equivalent to Schutzhund. There are 3 levels: IPO I, IPO II, IPO III.
AD Ausdauerprüfung (Ger.) - an endurance test performed by gaiting approximately six - ten miles per hour for about 12 miles with a ten minute rest halfway and a simple obedience test at the end. AD is a prerequisite for a Korung evaluation.
BH Begleithunde (Ger.) Prerequisite for Schutzhund. Consists of an obedience test and a traffic/temperament test.
HGH Herdengebrauchshund (Ger.) = Herding Dog
PH Polizei Hund (Ger.) = Police Dog
FH Fährten Hund (Ger.) = Tracking Dog - Advanced tracking title
Körung SV Breed survey. The purpose of breed survey is to select from the breeding registry a number of dogs that in their character, performance, and anatomical construction appear suitable for the conservation and improvement of the breed.
Kkl Körklasse - Breed Survey class (Kkl1 or Kkl2) In order to be breed-surveyed a dog must have a SchH, HGH or IPO title, must also have approved hips, pass an AD, and have a show-rating of G or better.
Kkl1 - the dog is especially recommended for breeding
Kkl2 - the dog is still suitable for breeding (Variations from the breed standard in conformation, such as too small or too large, a missing tooth, structural or protection work fault, etc., are issues that can cause a dog to be Kkl2 rather than Kkl1).
It is all about genetics ... German Shepherd long hair is caused by a recessive gene that any dog can carry. In fact, many breeders might not know that their dogs carry this gene until the puppies are born or till they have it tested.
Nutrition is the main foundation of your dog's heath that you can control. We feed with premier granulated dry dog food Royal Cannin/ Gold / German Shepherd Puppy and here is why.
When considering what to feed a dog with - decision is made based on what is the best for the dog's health and what is going to be the best choice to sustain chosen lifestyle of nutrition in the long term. We look at it in the same way, as we look at our own nutrition. Food prepping and great diet plans are fantastic, however not realistic for everyone. It is time demanding and it requires expertise, as well as it adds to the cost.
For more information - see NUTRITION section under Info For You.
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