Puppy buyers are sent pedigree’s because that is what they are told to do by others, but when they get them they don’t even
understand what to do with them or how to read them.
So, lets break down titles.
GCH- Champion (Show dog)
CH – Champion (Show dog)
FC – Field Champion (Open to amateurs and professionals)
DC- Dual Champion (Show and Field Champion)
AFC- Amateur Field Champion (Amateurs only)
NFA- National Amateur Field Champion
NGDC- National Gun Dog Champion
JH- Junior Hunt
SH- Senior Hunt
MH- Master Hunt
CGC – Canine Good Citizen
CD- Companion Dog
CDX- Companion Dog Excellent
VC- Versatility Certificate (Parent Club Certificate)
TD- Track Dog
HOF- Hall of Fame
ROM- Register of Merit
Other organization titles:
NSTRA CH- National Shoot to Retrieve Champion
NAVHDA- North America Versatility Hunting Dog Association
FD- Field Dog (Canadian Field Title)
NVA NFC- National Vizsla Association National Field Champion
NVA NAFC- National Vizsla Association National Amateur Field Champion
Titles before the name are based on competition against other dogs.
Titles after a name are based on a set of criteria and can be on a point system or a pass/fail system.
To us the best title is a loyal companion because at the end of the day, they are beloved Velcro dogs!
There are many registries for dogs, here are some for example.
American Kennel Club (AKC)
America’s Pet Registry (APRI)
Continental Kennel Club (CKC)
Canine Kennel Club (CKC)
United All Breed Registry.
United Kennel Club (exceptions for Coonhounds & certain FSS breeds)
North American Purebred Dog Registry.
We use only AKC