|EXPLANATION OF FIELD TITLES OF THE
DKV AND JGHV
Confused about how to
read and understand test information? Here
is an explanation of field and conformation
titles found in an Ahnentafel, along with a
Deutsch Kurzhaar Verband (DKV)
D - Derby
This is the test for puppies born after the
first of October of the year before last and and
is held only in the spring. You will see a "D"
followed by a number. This stands for Prize 1, 2
or 3 which is what is awarded based on the pup's
performance if he passes the test. A pup may
enter more than one Derby and each result will
be recorded on the pedigree.
(J) - "Youth"
Dogs that pass a Derby in their first year
receive this notation (J) for "youth" behind the
assigned prize category (e.g. D1(J))
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(*) - Andreas star
If a dog intentionally or by chance shows
excellent work in tracking an unseen rabbit or
hare during a given test, it is marked with an
Andreas star, but this has no effect on the
overall scoring of the test. (e.g. D1*)
S - Solms
Held in the autumn of the same year as the
Derby, this test is the next level up from the
Derby. A number indicating that the dog was
awarded a Prize 1,2, or 3 will follow the "S".
The Solms may be entered more than once, and
each result will be recorded on the pedigree.
AZP - Alterszuchtprüfung
This is the "Older Dog Breeding Test" and is
basically a trial for dogs that for some reason
were unable to be tested in a Solms test. The
rules are the same as for the Solms, but a
higher level of performance is expected in
consideration of the dog's age. These dogs
should not be over 6 years old.
IKP - International Kurzhaar-Prufung
This test is held every other year,
alternating with the Kleemann Trial. Tests
elements similar to Solms/AZP 1, 2, or 3
following denoted prize.
KS - Kurzhaar Sieger
This is the "Shorthair Champion" title awarded
to dogs that achieve a Prize 1 in the Dr.
Kleemann Trial. This test is held every other
year. Judged on a pass or fail basis.
Jagdgebrauchshund Verband (JGHV)
This organization includes all of the versatile
hunting dog clubs in Germany, regardless of
VJP - Verbandsjugendprüfung
This is a national breed club youth trial,
roughly the equivalent of a Derby. These dogs
are not awarded a Prize number, but rather a
score that appears behind the "VJP". E.g. VJP 68
HZP - Verbandsherbstzuchtprüfung
The autumn trial of the national breed club. The
equivalent of the Solms. These dogs are not
awarded a Prize number, but rather a score that
appears behind the "HZP". E.g. HZP 181
VGP - Verbandsgebrauchesprüfung
This is the Association Utility test. It is
designed to test finished versatile hunting dogs
in all aspects of field, forest, and water work.
A score and Prizes 1,2 or 3 are awarded to dogs
that pass this test. Passing this test qualifies
a dog for registration in the German Register of
Utility Dogs (DGStB).
The retrieving reliability test. This requires
finding a fox placed in undergrowth at least 3
hours previous to the test. The dog is released
at least 150 yards from the fox and must search
with no help from the handler.
Vbr. - Verlorenbringen
Recovery of game. This test requires trailing
and retrieving a hare over a distance of about
300 yds. while the trail is still warm but the
dog has not seen the game.
AH - Ambruster Halt award
This title is given for obedience in the
presence of game.
SW - Verbands-Schweissprüfung
This is the specialty blood tracking title, and
will be followed by a Prize score of 1,2 or 3.
An "SW" is a 20 hour specialty blood track,
while an "SW" followed by a "/" is a 40 hour
track. E.g. an SW /2 is a Prize 2 awarded for a
40 hour blood track.
Sch. H - Schutzhund
This is the test for police or protection dogs
and requires obedience, tracking and seeking and
detaining criminals. 1,2, or 3 follows to denote
EXPLANATION OF CONFORMATION TITLES OF
V (Vorzüglich) – excellent conformation
SG (Sehr Gut) – very good conformation
G – good conformation
WS = Welt Sieger
BS = Bundes Sieger
These are show titles that may be won at a
single show (e.g. the Welt Seiger show). They
are awarded to the Best of Breed winner if that
dog has a "V" conformation rating.
ES - Europa Sieger
This is for "European Champions". To be awarded
this title, a dog must obtain four F.C.I
International Canine Federation Challenge
Certificates (CACIB) or National Challenge
VDH Champion = This is the Society for German
Dog Breeds Champion. It is given if four CACIBs
have been awarded under four different judges.
CACIB = Conformation title awarded only at
international shows. Dogs must usually be older
than 18 months.
CAC = German conformation champion