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)
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