- Abbreviations before a dogs name.
- Ch. : AKC conformation "Championship" requirements have been met.
If there are Abbreviations before this title it denotes countries that the dog may also
have a "Ch" in. (ie; Can.Ch. - Canadian / Ch.Mex.Ch. - Mexican)
- Abbreviations after a dogs name
- CD : AKC "Companion Dog" obedience degree attained.
- CDX : AKC "Companion Dog Excellent" obedience degree attained.
- UD : AKC "Utility Dog", the third step of a four tier obedience degree attained.
- UDX : AKC "Utility Dog Excellent" obedience degree.
- TD : AKC "Tracking" title has been attained.
- TDX : AKC "Tracking Dog Excellent" title.
- CGC : "Canine Good Citizen" degree, AKC title that tests a dogs ability to mingle
- WAE : "Working Aptitude Evaluation" the Doberman Pinscher Club of America developed
& sponsors this test to evaluate the "Working Aptitude" of Dobermans. Learn more about
the test's requirements by visiting the DPCA web site. The tests are given occasionally
throughout the year.
- WAC : "Working Aptitude Certificate" issued to Dobermans 18 months or older that pass the
Working Aptitude Evaluation and have NO other titles.
- ROM : "Register of Merit". The WAC certificate turns into ROM when a Doberman passes
the WAE, attains a AKC specified "Performance" title (ie; obedience/agility/tracking etc)
and further attains a AKC Conformation Championship. A "ROM" certificate is issued to
said dog. This is a very prestigious award as it denotes "functionality/versatility" as
well at "brains" in our Dobermans.
- ThD : is Love On A Leash therapy dog.
TDInc is a separate therapy dog registration so they can work with the
visually challenged without wearing a coat, only a collar. works better for
- e:sv : "Elderly: Senior Visits" which requires an
additional 50 hours of service
- VCD : Versatility Companion Dog. A title awarded by
AKC for a dog that has earned titles in agility, obedience and tracking.
Level 1 requires a CD, TD, NA and NAJ; Level 2 requires a CDX, TD, OA and
OAJ; Level 3 requires a UD, TDX, AX and AXJ.
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