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Index of Terms
By:  Christina Riley-Goedertier
 

Clubs:

ADRK                            Allgenmeiner Deutscher Rottweiler-Klub  (German Rottweiler Club)

VDH                             Verband fur das Deutsche Hundewesen (German kennel club)

FCI                              International Cynological Federation

IFR                              International Friends of Rottweilers

BRK                              Belgian Rottweiler Klub

USRC                           United States Rottweiler Club

ARV                              American Rottweiler Verein

AKC                              American Kennel Club

 

Breed Tests:

BBT                              Basic Breed Test

Ztp/BST:                      Breed Suitability Test

Gekort/Selection/ABST: Advanced Breed Suitability Test

Gekort bis EzA/LBST:  Lifetime Breed Suitability Test

The Zuchttauglichkeitsprufung (Ztp) and Breed Suitability Test (BST) are an evaluation of a dog's temperament, character and working ability. They are designed to select those Rottweilers that are worthy of being bred. The dog's conformation must be judged of breeding quality and free of disqualifying faults. The dog must have a valid hip certification number and have a tattoo for identification. Once the conformation and soundness qualifications have been met, the dog's temperament is tested. This test includes a gun sureness test, a protection test, and a test to insure that the dog is stable around the public. These tests are vital to maintain the Rottweiler in type and temperament.

The Gekort (also known as Korung) and ABST are advanced breed tests. In addition to the requirements of the Ztp and BST, they require a SchH III, IPO III or VPG III title for a male and a SchH I, IPO I or VPG I title for a female. The minimum age is 36 months for males and 30 months for females. In addition, they require three show critiques with a SG rating or better, HD/ED certificates and an AD title.  After this title is achieved, the dog must wait 2 years before it can attempt a lifetime breeding test (Gekort bis EzA/LBST).

Show Titles:

Sieger                          Male Champion

Siegerin                       Female Champion

KS                                ADRK Klub Sieger/Siegerin ( Germany )

KJS                              ADRK Klub Youth Sieger/Siegerin ( Germany )

NS                               National Club Sieger/Siegerin

WS                               World Sieger/Siegerin

WJS                            World Youth Sieger/Siegerin

BS                                Bundessieger/Siegerin (Germany)

BJS                              Bundes Youth Sieger/Siegerin ( Germany )                            

ES                                Europasieger/Siegerin (Europe)

EJS                              Europa Youth Sieger/Siegerin (Europe)

VDH CH                        German Champion

AKC CH                        American Champion

C.A.C.                            Certificate to become National Champion in a FCI recognized country

C.A.C.I.B.                      Certificate to become FCI International Champion

FCI Int'l CH                 FCI International Champion. To become one, a dog must win two CACIB shows in two different FCI recognized countries under two different judges. These shows must be won at least one year and one day apart. Must have a schutzhund/IPO/VPG title. THIS IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE "UCI INT'L CH" (which can be obtained in one or two weekends and does not require a working title or even that you win your class).

Working Titles:

BH                                            Obedience and sociability test; prerequisite for schutzhund titles

VPGI/SchHI/IPOI                   Beginning schutzhund title

VPGII/SchHII/IPOII              Intermediate schutzhund title

VPGIII/SchHIII/IPOIII         Advanced schutzhund title

LS                                            Schutzhund Champion

DM                                           Deutsch Meister (German Champion)

FH I                                         Tracking title

FH II                                       Advanced tracking title

AD                                            12.5 mile endurance test

TT                                            Temperament test

Breeding levels:

1.Einfachzucht                          One parent has a schutzhund title

2.Gebrauchshundzucht              Both parents have schutzhund titles

3.Leistungszucht                       Both parents and all 4 grandparents have schutzhund titles

4.Koerzucht                              Both parents have schutzhund titles and korungs; but at least one of the grandparents does not have a schutzhund title

5.Koer-und Leistungszucht        Both parents have schutzhund titles and korungs; all 4 grandparents have  schutzhund titles

Hip Ratings:

HD/A, HD-Frei, HD/0,              Excellent

OFA "E"                                   

HD/B, HD +/-, HD-TC, HD/1,    Good

OFA "G"                                   

HD/C, HD+, HD/2, OFA "F"       Fair

HD/D, HD ++, HD/3                  Middle dysplasia - Unbreedable

HD/E, HD+++, HD/4                  Severe dysplasia - Unbreedable

Elbow Ratings:

ED/0, ED-Frei, OFA Normal      Excellent

ED +/-                                      Borderline (only in the ADRK)

ED/1, ED+                                 Mild osteoarthrosis

ED/2, ED++                               Moderate signs of osteoarthrosis

ED/3, ED+++                             Severe signs of osterarthrosis

 

Author:  Christina Riley-Goedertier
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