What do all of those letters mean?

Prefix Titles
Example: CH MACH Janie's Younger And Faster UD

Conformation

Ch. Champion: Dogs must acquire 15 points, including 2 majors won under different judges and at least one point under a third different judge.

Obedience

NOC National Obedience Champion: The winner of the annual National Obedience Invitational shall be entitled to be designated National Obedience Champion of _____(year).

OTCH Obedience Trial Champion:
Dog must have won:
100 points;
Dog must receive at least one first place Open B, one first place Utility and a third first place ribbon in either class.

  • First places must be awarded by 3 different judges
  • Must be at all-breed events. One of the required first places may have been won at a Specialty Show.
  • Open B must have 6 in competition
  • Utility must have 3 in competition

VCCH Versatile Companion Champion: Effective January 1, 2001, title will precede the name of the dog that completes a OTCH, MACH and CT. Obedience.

Agility

MACH Master Agility Champion: In order to acquire the title, a dog must achieve a minimum of 750 championship points and 20 double qualifying scores obtained from the Excellent B Standard Agility class and the Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class.

Suffix Titles
Example: CH OTCH Janie's Younger And Faster, NA, NAJ

Multiple Events

Obedience

CD Companion Dog: The letters CD may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 3 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.

CDX Companion Dog Excellent: The letters CDX may be added after the name of each dog that has been certified by 3 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Open classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.

UD Utility Dog: The American Kennel Club will issue a Utility Dog certificate for each registered dog, that has been certified by three obedience trial judges as having received qualifying Utility scores at three licensed or member obedience trials.

UDX Utility Dog Excellent: To earn a Utility Dog Excellent title, the dog must have received qualifying scores in both Open B and Utility B at 10 separate licensed or member obedience trials.

Agility

AJP Excellent Agility Jumpers With Weaves "A" Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.

AX Agility Excellent: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Agility class under at least 2 different judges.

AXJ Excellent Agility Jumper: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Jumpers With Weaves class under at least 2 different judges.

AXP Agility Excellent "A" Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Agility Excellent "A" Preferred Class under at least 2 different judges.

MJP Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves "B" Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves Preferred Agility class under at least 2 different judges. Trial at which AX was earned does not count toward the 10.

MX Master Agility Excellent: For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B Agility class under at least 2 different judges. Trial at which AX was earned does not count toward the 10.

MXJ Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves: For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves Agility class under at least 2 different judges. Trial at which AX was earned does not count toward the 10.

MXP Master Agility Excellent "B" Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent Agility Preferred "B" class under at least 2 different judges. Trial at which AXP was earned does not count toward the 10.

NA Novice Agility: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B Agility class under at least 2 different judges.

NAJ Novice Agility Jumper: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B Jumpers With Weaves class under at least 2 different judges.

NAP Novice Agility Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice Agility Preferred A and/or B Agility class under at least 2 different judges.

NJP Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.

OA Open Agility: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Agility class under at least 2 different judges.

OAJ Open Agility Jumper: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Jumpers With Weaves class under at least 2 different judges.

OAP Open Agility Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Agility Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.

OJP Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.

Lure Coursing

JC Junior Courser: A hound running alone shall receive certification from a Judge on one date, and a second certification from a different Judge at a later date, stating that the hound completed a 600-yard course with a minimum of four (4) turns. The hound must complete the course with enthusiasm and without interruption. The two runs can be on the same date at or in conjunction with a National Breed Specialty.

LCX Lure Courser Excellent: Any dog that has been awarded the title of Field Champion and has earned 45 additional championship points will be awarded the suffix title of Lure Courser Excellent (LCX). The title of Lure Courser Excellent is a cumulative title, each time the dog accrues an additional 45 championship points it would be eligible to receive the next title level. (LCX II, LCX III, LCX IV, etc.)

MC Master Courser: The Master Courser title will be awarded to hounds that have acquired the Senior Courser title and that have earned an additional twenty-five (25) qualifying scores (with competition) in either the Open, Open Veteran or Specials stake at AKC licensed or member club lure coursing trials.

SC Senior Courser: 1) Must be eligible to enter the open stake. That requires the dog to have obtained at least one of the following: AKC Junior Courser title or American Kennel Club Field Champion title. 2) The hound must run with at least one other hound. 3) Must receive qualifying scores at four (4) AKC-licensed or member trials, under two different Judges or judging panels.

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