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I. Schutzhund

II. French Ring

III. Mondio Ring

IV. Protection Sports Association

V. Service Dogs of America

VI. Civil Assessment

VII. Breed Suitability

VIII. Other

Schutzhund

Title Category Description

Preliminary Title:

BH Any Pre-requisite for the 1, 2 and 3 levels. Includes on-leash and off-leash obedience, temperament and traffic test. Minimum age, 15 months.
FP Any BH. Abbreviation used in Denmark.
IPO-VO Any Introductory title. Consisting of tracking, obedience and protection. All 3 phases are shortened and simplified from the IPO1 level.
BPABC Any Similar to the IPO-VO. Abbreviation used in Denmark.

 

Single Phase Title:

SPr1 IPO IPO1 level protection
SPr2 IPO IPO2 level protection
SPr3 IPO IPO3 level protection

 

Two Phase Title:

ScHA IPO Consisting of IPO1 level obedience and protection. Available at the 1 level only. No longer in use, replaced by APr titles.
BHPA IPO Similar to the SchHA. Abbreviation used in Denmark.
APr1 IPO Consisting of IPO1 level obedience and protection.
APr2 IPO Consisting of IPO2 level obedience and protection.
APr3 IPO Consisting of IPO3 level obedience and protection.
O1P1 IPO Consisting of IPO1 level obedience and protection.
O2P2 IPO Consisting of IPO2 level obedience and protection.
O3P3 IPO Consisting of IPO3 level obedience and protection.
T1P1 IPO Consisting of IPO1 level tracking and protection.
T2P2 IPO Consisting of IPO2 level tracking and protection.
T3P3 IPO Consisting of IPO3 level tracking and protection.

 

Full Title:

IPO, SchH, VPG1 IPO Consisting of tracking, obedience and protection. Minimum age, 18 months.
IPO, SchH, VPG2 IPO Consisting of tracking, obedience and protection. Minimum age, 19 months.
IPO, SchH, VPG3 IPO Consisting of tracking, obedience and protection. Minimum age, 20 months.
RCI 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in various countries. Similar to IPO, SchH & VPG.
IWT 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Africa.
FHA 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Austria.
IWR 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Belgium.
GHP 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Belgium & Netherlands.
ZVV 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Czech Republic, Hungary & Poland.
BHP 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Denmark.
SZL 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Hungary.
Brevetto 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Italy.
VH 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Netherlands.
CAB 1, 2, 3 IPO Abbreviation used in Yugoslavia.
AWD 1, 2, 3 IPO Similar to the IPO, SchH & VPG titles. United States only. Offered by the AWDF.
WD 1, 2, 3 IPO Similar to the IPO, SchH & VPG titles. United States only. Offered by the AKC’s (now defunct) working dog program.

~ All of the above titles are solely listed by their level (1, 2 or 3) on the Litter Summary pages

French Ring

Title Category Description

Preliminary Title:

FRB Any Pre-requisite for the 1, 2 and 3 levels. Includes obedience and a limited protection routine. A BH or CSAU is this title’s pre-requisite.

 

Title:

FR1 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Requires 2 passing legs to move on to the next level.
FR2 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Requires 2 passing legs to move on to the next level.
FR3 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Highest level French Ring title.

Mondio Ring

Title Category Description

Preliminary Title:

MRB Any Not a pre-requisite for the 1, 2 and 3 levels, but a ‘test of sociability’ (BH, CGC, CSAU) is. Includes obedience and a limited protection routine.

 

Title:

MR1 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Requires 2 passing legs to move on to the next level.
MR2 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Requires 2 passing legs to move on to the next level.
MR3 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Highest level Mondio Ring title.

Protection Sports Association

Title Category Description

Preliminary Title:

PDC Any Pre-requisite for the 1, 2 and 3 levels. Consisting of obedience and on-leash protection. Choice of a bite suit or sleeve during protection.

 

Title:

PSA1 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Both phases must be passed to move on to the next level.
PSA2 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Both phases must be passed to move on to the next level.
PSA3 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Both phases must be passed, highest level PSA title.

Service Dogs of America

Title Category Description

Preliminary Title:

SDA-FO Any Pre-requisite for more advanced titles. Includes on-leash obedience.

 

Title:

SDA-PA Any Consisting of on-leash obedience and on-leash protection. Only the protection phase must be passed to obtain the title.
SDA-P1 Any Consisting of leash-optional obedience and on-leash protection. Choice of a bite suit, sleeve or muzzle work during protection.
SDA-P2 Any Consisting of obedience and leash-optional protection. Choice of a bite suit or sleeve during protection.
SDA-P3 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection. Choice of a bite suit or sleeve during protection.
SDA-PD1 IPO Consisting of obedience and protection.
SDA-PD2 IPO Consisting of obedience, protection and practical application protection exercises.

Civil Assessment

Title Category Description
SD Cert Any Includes patrol and bite work. Requirements vary by location.
MWD Any Includes patrol and bite work. Requirements vary by location.
PD Cert Any Includes patrol and bite work. Requirements vary by location.
PH Any Police dog certification. Denmark only.
PH-P* Any Police dog certification. Denmark only.
PH-K* Any Police dog certification, criminal class. Denmark only.
PH-V* Any Police dog certification, voted winner in class. Denmark only.
PP1* Any Offered in Mexico.

* Notated with the abbreviation “PD Cert” on the Litter Summary pages

Breed Suitability

Title Category Description
ZTP Any Includes conformation assessment, temperament and traffic test and on-leash protection. Pre-requisite for a BH in Europe.
AEP Any Similar to a ZTP. Abbreviation used in Denmark.

Other

Title Category Description
FCT Any Test to determine inherited temperament traits. Based on a suitability test used by the Swedish army. Finland only.
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