Guide to the abbreviations in the pedigrees
An obedience title offered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and in Canada,
by the Canadian Kennel Club. Dogs must earn three qualifying scores at
obedience trials from the Novice class. Exercises include heeling, recall,
a one-minute sit stay, and a two-minute down stay.
Companion Dog Excellent
An AKC obedience title earned with three qualifying scores from the Open
obedience class. The exercises in Open include retrieving a dumbbell,
heeling off lead, and a sit stay and down stay.
with the handler out of the dog's sight.
Canine Good Citizen
The Canine Good Citizen is an AKC certification. The CGC is a bit like a temperament
test and a little like an obedience title. Dogs must be under control in a public
setting, able to meet strangers, and behave when left alone for
a short period.
Indicates an American Kennel Club (AKC) conformation show champion unless another
country of origin or qualification is added. (Example: Eng. Ch. = English Champion,
F.Ch. = Field Champion)
An AKC Dual Champion has earned an AKC show championship and an
AKC Field Championship. (It can also indicate a show championship
and obedience trial championship, but there has not ever been a Greyhound
Dual Ch. with that combination of titles. All the Dual Champion
Greyhounds have been show and lure coursing champions.)
An AKC lure coursing certification title. Dogs must complete two courses
In most cases, a F.Ch. title before a dog's name indicates that the title is an
American Kennel Club lure coursing championship. The same title after the
dog's name is a lure coursing championship from the American Sighthound Field Association.
Lure Courser of Merit
The Lure Courser of Merit title is an advanced lure coursing title offered by the
American Sighthound Field Association. To earn a LCM, a dog must already be a
Field Champion. After the first LCM is earned, a dog may earn additional LCM titles,
and the number following the LCM indicates how many have been awarded.
This is an AKC agility trial title. In agility, dogs jump
over, walk over, run and weave through obstacles in a timed course.
An AKC Coursing certification title for dogs who have already obtained the JC.
Senior Coursers must earn qualifying scores at four trials, and these
must be at trials where the dog was running with other dogs.
An AKC scentwork title. Dogs must find an object left by a person at the end
of that person's scent trail.
Tracking Dog Excellent
An advanced AKC scentwork title. At a TDX test, a dog must complete a long,
aged scent trail that has been crossed by other people. The dog must also
find multiple objects dropped by the tracklayer on the way.
This certification is offered by the American Temperament Testing Society. Dogs
must show appropriate responses to an indifferent stranger, a friendly stranger,
and a threatening stranger. The dog must respond calmly to the sound of a
gunshot and other unusual stimuli.
An AKC obedience title for dogs who have already earned the Companion Dog Excellent
title. Dogs must earn three qualifying scores at obedience trials performing
such exercises as directed jumping, scent discrimination (choosing the one
article with the handler's scent on it from a number of identical objects),
and responding to signals (non-verbal commands).
Utility Tracking Dog Excellent
The UDTX is a way to signify that a dog has both the Utility Dog and Tracking Dog
Excellent titles from the American Kennel Club.
The Greyhound Club of America offers the Versatility Certificate to dogs who
have earned a conformation championship, an obedience, agility or tracking title
and lure or open field coursing championship.
Versatility Certificate Excellent
The Greyhound Club of America offers the Versatility Certificate Excellent to
dogs who have earned a conformation championship, an obedience, agility or
tracking title and lure or open field coursing championship and who have
additionally earned advanced honors in one of those fields, such as a Best
in Field at a lure coursing trial or a group placement at a conformation