Working Dog Titles

What do all the abbreviations on the pedigrees mean?

Below is a list of the abbreviations mostly used by working Labradors. What does it mean? It means that someone found a dog that has strong working desires with intelligence and used their time and money to make the dog a better working dog.

BUYER BEWARE! Check to see that the mother and father of your pups has the ability that you would like to see in your pup. Puppy mill breeders brag about the generations back that have the hunting titles but have done nothing but breed and make money on the dog they have without getting any titles or health clearances on the dogs they breed. Ask to see the paperwork, don’t just trust the breeders word. At Trailrunners our pedigrees are on our website. If you don’t see something email or call.

AKC American Kennel Club
CKC Canadian Kennel Club
CKC Continental Kennel Club - Organization (used frequently by puppy mills)
UKC United Kennel Club (USA)
NAHRA North American Hunter Retriever Association

Field Trial Titles
CFC Canadian Field Champion, (prefix)AKC, CKC
CAFC Canadian Amateur Field Champion, (prefix)AKC, CKC
AFC Amateur Field Champion, (prefix)AKC, CKC
FC Field champion, (prefix)AKC, CKC
NFC National Field Champion, AKC, CKC
NAFC National Amateur Field Champion AKC.CKC

Hunt Test Titles
JH Junior Hunter (AKC, CKC)
SH Senior Hunter (AKC, CKC)
MH Master Hunter (AKC, CKC)

SR Started Retriever (NAHRA)
WR Working Retriever (NAHRA)
MHR Master Hunting Retriever (NAHRA)
GMHR Grand Master Hunting Retriever (NAHRA)

Hunting Titles
WC Working Certificate (CKC)
WCI Working Certificate Intermediate (CKC)
WCX Working Certificate Excellent (CKC)

Obedience Titles
CD Companion Dog (AKC, CKC)
CDX Companion Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
UD Utility Dog (AKC, CKC) Obedience Titles
OTCh Obedience Trial Champion (prefix) (AKC, CKC)

Show Dog Titles
CH Conformation Champion Show Term (typically Am Champ. Can Ch would be Can. Ch.)

Health Terms
CERF Canine Eye Registry Foundation – ratings should be clear
OFA Orthopedic Foundation for Animals – ratings should be Good to Excellent

Dog Training Services



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Your dog gets expert training, and once the training is complete, we then teach the dog owner how to handle their "new" highly trained dog.

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