Diavolino Italian Greyhounds

                                                                                      ...world reknowned show dogs and world class companions

 
                                             
 
 

What Do All Those Letters Mean?

Wow... all those letters, before the name, after the name, kennel clubs! How is a person to know what they all mean?

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Kennel Clubs:

  • AKC - American Kennel Club
  • ANKC - Australian National Kennel Council 
  • CKC - Canadian Kennel Club
  • FCI - Fédération Cynologique Internationale
  • JKC - Japan Kennel Club
  • KC - Kennel Club (England)
  • UKC - United Kennel Club

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Health:

  • BAER - brainstem auditory evoked response
  • CERF - Canine Eye Registration Foundation 
  • DNA - deoxyribonucleic acid 
  • OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals 
  • OVC - Ontario Veterinary College 
  • PRA - Progressive Retinal Atrophy 
  • TgAA - Thyroglobulin Autoantibody 
  • T4 - Total Thyroxine 
  • TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone 
  • vWD - von Willebrand's Disease 

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Wins:

  • AOM - Award of Merit
  • BIS - Best in Show (an M in front means Multiple)
  • BISS - Best in Specialty Show (an M in front means Multiple)
  • BOB or BB - Best of Breed
  • BOS - Best of Opposite Sex
  • BOW - Best of Winners
  • BP - Best Puppy in Breed
  • BPIG - Best Puppy in Group (an M in front means Multiple)
  • BPIS - Best Puppy in Show (an M in front means Multiple)
  • BPISS - Best Puppy in Specialty Show (an M in front means Multiple)
  • HIC - High in Class (Obedience)
  • HIT - High in Trial (Obedience)
  • RBIS - Reserve Best in Show
  • RWB - Reserve Winners Bitch
  • RWD - Reserve Winners Dog
  • WB - Winners Bitch (aka Winners Female)
  • WD - Winners Dog (aka Winners Male)

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Before the name:

  • Ch - Champion
  • Am Ch - American Champion
  • Can Ch - Canadian Champion
  • Ch (Alt) - Altered Champion
  • GCh - Grand Champion
  • GMOTCh - Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion
  • MACH - Master Agility Champion
  • MOTCh - Master Obedience TrialChampion
  • OTCh - Obedience Trial Champion
  • OTChX - Obedience Trial Champion Excellent
  • U-CD - Companion Dog (UKC)
  • U-CDX - Companion Dog Excellent (UKC)
  • U-UD - Utiltiy Dog (UKC)

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After the name:

  • AGI - Agility Intermediate
  • AGIJ - Agility Intermediate Jumper
  • AGIJS - Agility Intermediate Jumper Selected
  • AGIS - Agility Intermediate Selected
  • AGMCh - Agility Master Champion
  • AGMX - Agility Master Excellent (#s following indicate how many times achieved)
  • AGMXJ - Agility Master Excellent Jumper (#s following indicate how many times achieved)
  • AGMXJS - Agility Master Excellent Jumper Selected
  • AGMXS - Master Agility Excellent Selected
  • AGN - Agility Novice
  • AGNJ - Agility Novice Jumper
  • AGNJS -  Agility Novice Jumper
  • AGNS -  Agility Novice Selected
  • AGX - Agility Excellent
  • AGXJ - Agility Excellent Jumper
  • AGXJS - Agility Excellent Jumper Selected
  • AGXS - Agility Excellent Selected
  • AX - Agility Excellent (AKC)
  • AXJ - Agility Excellent Jumpers (AKC)
  • CD - Companion Dog title (AKC & CKC)
  • CDI - Companion Dog Intermediate
  • CDX - Companion Dog Excellent (AKC & CKC)
  • CGC - Canine Good Citizen
  • CGN - Canine Good Neighbour
  • JC - Junior Courser
  • MX - Master Agility Excellent
  • MXJ - Master Agility Excellent Jumpers
  • NA - Novice Agility
  • NAJ - Novice Agility Jumpers
  • OA - Open Agility
  • OAJ - Open Agility Jumpers
  • PCD - Pre-Companion Dog
  • RA - Rally Advanced
  • RAE - Rally Advanced Excellent
  • RE - Rally Excellent
  • RN - Rally Novice
  • ROM - Register of Merit
  • ROMC - Register of Merit Canada
  • TD - Tracking Dog (AKC & CKC)
  • TDX - Tracking Dog Excellent (AKC & CKC)
  • TP - Top Producer
  • TT - Temperament Tested
  • UD - Utility Dog (AKC & CKC)
  • UDT - Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog title (AKC)
  • UDTX - Utility Dog with a Tracking Dog Excelent title (AKC)
  • UDX - Utility Dog Excellent (AKC)
  • UTD - Urban Tracking Dog
  • UTDX - Urban Tracking Dog Excellent

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...the rest I'm going to have to do some research for you! I know there is ton more! But this is a start for you.

 


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