Angehort: Breed surveyed (recommended for breeding)
Koerklasse 1: (KKL 1) Especially recommended for breeding
Koerklasse 2: (KKL 2) Suitable for breeding. Dog may have a structural or protection work fault which could be compensated for bloodlines or working qualities. May be resurveyed and reclassified at a later date.
( * ): This symbol before a dog's name means it has been surveyed and approved for breeding.
"a": Dog's hips have been x-rayed and certified normal. Required for Breed survey.
LGA: Landesgruppen (Regional ) Show. There are approximately 1500 German shepherd dog clubs in Germany and these are under the jurisdiction of the 15 Landesgruppen clubs. The LG shows are larger than the local shows and the judging and rating requirements are stricter. Landesgruppen Sieger and Siergerin titles are awarded.
CACIB: A European International Champion.
SchH/IPO: (Schutzhund) For dogs who have passed the examinations for obedience, protection and tracking. The titles 1, 2 and 3 denote how advanced the training tests were. The dog must have at least a SchH 1/IPO 1 to be Breed Surveyed.
AD: (Ausdauerpruefung) The dogs passed an endurance test by gaiting approximately six miles per hour for about nine miles with a ten minute rest halfway, and a simple Obedience Test at the end. A requirement for the Breed Survey.
HGH: (Herdengebrauchshund) Herding Dog Title.
PH: (Polizei Hund) Police Dog Title.
FH: (Fahrten Hund) Advanced Tracking Dog Title, FH1 or FH2
BH: (Begleitungshund) Temperament and obedience examinations to qualify for Schutzhund titles. This must be completed before competing for SchH 1