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Title Title Name
AFC Amateur Field Trial Champion:
Earning the AFC title
[ Field Trial ]
CCH Bench Show Champion:
Dogs must have a total of a 100 pts under two different judges and 1 Best In Show win with competition.
[ Coonhound Bench Show ]
CFC Coonhound Field Champion:
A dog must win one First Line and one First Tree in Finals at least once on the same date and in the same trial with competition, and have a total of 200 Championship points.
[ Coonhound Field Trial ]
CGCH Coonhound Grand Champion:
A Bench Show Champion must win 3 Champion Classes (against all Champions).
[ Coonhound Bench Show ]
CGF Coonhound Grand Field Champion:
Field Champion must win three (3) First Lines and/or three (3) First Trees in three (3) Lines Final or Trees Finals. At least one of the three wins must include both Line Final and Tree Final. If a hound wins both First Line and First Tree in the Final Line or Final at the same trial on the same day with competition. If a hound wins both First Line and First Tree in the Final Line or Final Tree in the same trial, this only counts as one (1) win towards a Grand Field Champion.
[ Coonhound Field Trial ]
CGN Grand Nite Champion:
Nite Champion dogs must win five casts with plus points.
[ Coonhound Nite Hunt ]
CGW Grand Water Race Champion:
A Water Race Champion must win three (3) First Lines and/or First Trees in three (3) Line Finals or Tree Finals at three different Water Races. At least one of the three wins must include both Line Final and Tree Finals. If a hound wins both First Line and First Tree in the Final Line or Final Tree in the same race, this only counts as one win towards a Grand Water Race Champion title.
[ Coonhound Water Race ]
CH Champion:
Dogs must acquire 15 points, including 2 majors won under different judges and at least one point under a third different judge.
[ Conformation ]
CNC Nite Champion:
A dog must win five casts with plus points.
[ Coonhound Nite Hunt ]
CSG Supreme Grand Champion:
A Grand Champion must win 3 Champion Classes. (against all Champions).
[ Coonhound Bench Show ]
CSGF Supreme Grand Field Champion:
A Grand Field Champion must win three (3) First Lines and/or three (3) First Trees in three (3) Finals or Tree Finals at three (3) different trials. At least one of the three wins must include both Final Line and Final Tree in the same trial on the same date with competition. If a hound wins both First Line and First Tree in the Final Line or Final Tree in the same trial, this only counts as one (1) win towards a Supreme Grand Field Champion title.
[ Coonhound Field Trial ]
CSGN Supreme Grand Nite Champion:
Grand Nite Champion dogs must win five casts with plus points.
[ Coonhound Nite Hunt ]
CSGW Supreme Grand Water Race Champion:
A Water Race Grand Champion must win three (3) First Lines and/or First Trees in three (3) Line Finals or Tree Finals at three different Water Races. At least one of the three wins must include both Final Line and Final Tree Line Final and Tree Final in the same event on the same date with competition. If a hound wins both First Line and First Tree in the Final Line or Final Tree in the same race, this only counts as one (1) win towards a Supreme Grand Water Race Champion title.
[ Coonhound Water Race ]
CT Champion Tracker:
Dog must hold all 3 tracking titles (TD or TDU, TDX and VST)
[ Tracking Test ]
CWC Water Race Champion:
A dog must win one First Line and one First Tree in Finals at least once on the same date and in the same Water Race with competition and have a total of 200 Championship points.
[ Coonhound Water Race ]
CWSG World Show Champion:
Dog must win first place at the annual World Championship Show.
[ Coonhound Bench Show ]
DC Dual Champion:
Any dog that has been awarded the title of Champion of Record (Ch.) may be designated as a "Dual Champion," after it has also been awarded the title of Field Champion (FC) or Herding Champion (HC).
[ Conformation / Field Trial / Herding Trial ]
FC Field Champion:
Earning the FC title
[ Field Trial ]
GCH Grand Champion:
Completion of the title requires all of the following:
  • Twenty five Grand Championship points
  • Three majors won under three different judges
  • At least one or more points won under a fourth judge
  • Must have defeated at least one other AKC Champion of Record at three shows
Earning the GCH title
[ Conformation ]
GDSC Gun Dog Stake Champion:
Win 1st place in a stake that has been designated an Open Gun Dog Championship stake.
[ Field Trial ]
GAFC Grand Amateur Field Champion: (Pointing Breeds)
A dog that has previously earned its Amateur Field Champion title will be recorded a Grand Amateur Field Champion [GAFC] if it subsequently earns 6 points according to the AFC point system including one win of three points or greater in Grand stakes.
[ Field Trial ]
GFC Grand Field Champion: (Pointing Breeds)
A dog that has previously earned its Field Champion title will be recorded a Grand Field Champion (GFC) if it subsequently earns 6 points according to the FC point schedule in Grand Open Limited All Age or Grand Open Limited Gun Dog stakes, provided the points include at least one first place win of 3 points or more.
[ Field Trial ]
HC Herding Champion:
For a title, dog must receive 15 points with at least two 1sts carrying championship points, 1 of which must be for 3 pts. or better.
[ Herding Trial ]
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 Master Standard Agility class and the Master Jumpers With Weaves class.
[ Agility Trial ]
NAC National Agility Champion:
The winner of the annual National Agility Championship shall be entitled to be designated National Agility Champion of _____(year).
[ National Agility Championship ]
NAFC National Amateur Field Champion:
Win 1st place in a stake that has been designated a National Amateur Championship stake.
[ Field Trial ]
NAGDC National Amateur Gundog Champion:
National Amateur Gundog Champion title is for the dog that wins 1st place in a national amateur gun dog stake at a national championship field trial event for pointing breeds.
[ Field Trial ]
NFC National Field Champion:
Win 1st place in a stake that has been designated a National Open Championship stake.
[ Field Trial ]
NGDC National Gundog Champion:
Win 1st place in a stake that has been designated a National Open Gun Dog Championship stake.
[ Field Trial ]
NOC National Obedience Champion:
The winner of the annual National Obedience Invitational shall be entitled to be designated National Obedience Champion of _____(year)
[ National Obedience Invitational ]
NOGDC National Open Gun Dog Champion:
Win 1st place in a stake that has been designated a National Open Gun Dog Championship stake.
[ Field Trial ]
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
[ Obedience Trial ]
PACH Preferred 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 Master Preferred Standard Agility class and the Master Preferred Jumpers With Weaves class.
[ Agility Trial ]
PNAC Preferred National Agility Champion:
The winner of the annual National Agility Championship in each Preferred class jump height shall be entitled to be designated Preferred National Agility Champion of _____(year).
[ National Agility Championship ]
RGDSC Retrieving Gun Dog Stake Champion:
Win 1st place in a stake that has been designated a Retrieving Gun Dog Championship stake.
[ Field Trial ]
RNC AKC Rally® National Champion:
The winner of the AKC Rally® National Championship shall be entitled to be designated "AKC Rally National Champion of _____ (year)."
[ AKC Rally® National Championship ]
TC Triple Champion:
Any dog that has been awarded the title of Dual Champion (DC) and the title of Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) or Tracking Champion (CT) or Agility Champion (MACH or PACH) may be designated as a Triple Champion.
VCCH Versatile Companion Champion:
Effective January 1, 2001, title will precede the name of the dog that completes a OTCH, MACH or PACH and CT.
[ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]
WNC World Nite Champion
Dog must win the final cast of the annual World Championship Hunt.
[ Coonhound Nite Hunt ]

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Suffix Titles

Title Title Name
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.
[ Agility Trial ]
AX Agility Excellent:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
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.
[ Agility Trial ]
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.
[ Agility Trial ]
BN Beginner Novice:
The letters BN may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Beginner Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
CA Coursing Ability:
Three qualifying scores in the Coursing Ability Test from 2 different judges at 3 different tests. A dog must complete the course with enthusiasm and without interruption within a stated maximum amount of time.
[ Coursing Ability Test ]
CAA Coursing Ability Advanced:
Ten qualifying scores in the Coursing Ability Test.
[ Coursing Ability Test ]
CAX Coursing Ability Excellent:
Twenty five qualifying scores in the Coursing Ability Test.
[ Coursing Ability Test ]
CAX2 Coursing Ability Excellent 2:
Fifty qualifying scores in the Coursing Ability Test.
[ Coursing Ability Test ]
CD Companion Dog:
The letters CD may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
CDX Companion Dog Excellent:
The letters CDX may be added after the name of each dog that has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Open classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
CGC Canine Good Citizen:
Earning the CGC title
[ Canine Good Citizen ]
CGCA AKC Community Canine:
The advanced level of Canine Good Citizen.
CM Certificate of Merit:
Certificate of Merit points can be earned in the Miscellaneous classes, at an FSS Open Show and Four-to-Six Month beginner Puppy competition at a regular all-breed, group or specialty show. The Certificate of Merit, a suffix title, requires 15 points total, which can be accumulated from any of these competitions.
EE Endurance Earthdog:
Endurance Earthdog will be awarded to a dog which, on five occasions, passes both the Senior and Master classes at the same earthdog event [same event number].
[ Earthdog ]
FTC FAST Century:
Requires the MXF title plus one hundred Master FAST agility class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater. The FTC title initials will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the quantity of times the dog has met the requirements of the FTC title. (e.g. FTC2, FTC3, etc.)
[ Agility Trial ]
FTCP FAST Century Preferred:
Requires the MFP title plus one hundred Master FAST agility class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater. The FTCP title initials will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the quantity of times the dog has met the requirements of the FTCP title. (e.g. FTCP2, FTCP3, etc.)
[ Agility Trial ]
GN Graduate Novice:
The letters GN may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Graduate Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
GO Graduate Open:
The letters GO may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Graduate Open classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
HI Herding Intermediate:
Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate classes from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HIAdsc Herding Intermediate Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle):
Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course A classes using Ducks (HIAd), Sheep (HIAs) or Cattle (HIAc) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HIBdsc Herding Intermediate Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle):
Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course B classes using Ducks (HIBd), Sheep (HIBs) or Cattle (HIBc) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HICs Herding Intermediate Course C (sheep):
Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course C classes using Sheep (HICs) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
NHS Herding Started:
Three qualifying scores in the Started classes from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HSAdsc Herding Started Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle):
Three qualifying scores in the Started Course A classes using Ducks (HSAd), Sheep (HSAs) or Cattle (HSAc) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HSBdsc Herding Started Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle):
Three qualifying scores in the Started Course B classes using Ducks (HSBd), Sheep (HSBs) or Cattle (HSBc) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HSCs Herding Started Course C (sheep):
Three qualifying scores in the Started Course C classes using Sheep (HSCs) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HT Herding Tested:
For a title, a dog must qualify twice under 2 different judges. Dog may qualify twice in one day at the same event provided he/she is judged by different judges.
[ Herding Trial ]
HX Herding Excellent:
Three qualifying scores in the Advanced classes from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HXAdsc Herding Advanced Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle):
Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course A classes using Ducks (HXAd), Sheep (HXAs) or Cattle (HXAc) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HXBdsc Herding Advanced Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle):
Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course B classes using Ducks (HXBd), Sheep (HXBs) or Cattle (HXBc) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
HXCs Herding Advanced Course C (sheep):
Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course C classes using Sheep (HIAs) from 2 different judges at 3 different trials.
[ Herding Trial ]
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.
[ Lure Coursing ]
JE Junior Earthdog:
A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Junior Earthdog test in two (2) AKC licensed or member club tests under two different Judges.
[ Earthdog ]
JH Junior Hunter:
For a title, dog must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed or member tests.
[ Hunting Test ]
JHA Junior Hunter Advanced:
An advanced title is earned when a dog passes an additional 5 times with an average qualifying score of 8.0 or higher after earning its JH.
[ Hunting Test ]
JHR Junior Hunter Retriever:
This is a hunting test title available to versatile hunting breeds that are allowed to enter a second hunting test. A dog must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed or member Retriever Hunting Tests. Breeds eligible for this title are: American Water Spaniel; Boykin Spaniel; German Shorthaired Pointer; German Wirehaired Pointer; Vizsla; Weimaraner; Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
[ Hunting Test ]
JHU Junior Hunter Upland:
This is a hunting test title available to versatile hunting breeds that are allowed to enter a second hunting test. A dog must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed or member Spaniel Hunting Tests. Breeds eligible for this title are: Curly-Coated Retrievers; Flat-Coated Retrievers.
[ Hunting Test ]
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.)
[ Lure Coursing ]
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.
[ Lure Coursing ]
ME Master Earthdog:
A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Master Earthdog test at four (4) AKC licensed or member club hunting tests under three different Judges.
[ Earthdog ]
MFB Master Bronze FAST:
Requires twenty-five Master FAST class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater.
[ Agility Trial ]
MFC Master Century FAST:
Requires the MFG plus twenty-five additional Master FAST class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater.
[ Agility Trial ]
MFG Master Gold FAST:
Requires the MFS plus twenty-five additional Master FAST class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater.
[ Agility Trial ]
MFP Master Excellent FAST Preferred:
Master Excellent FAST Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Master FAST Preferred agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
MFPB Master Bronze FAST Preferred:
Requires twenty-five Master FAST Preferred class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater.
[ Agility Trial ]
MFPC Master Century FAST Preferred:
Requires the MFPG plus twenty-five additional Master FAST Preferred class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater.
[ Agility Trial ]
MFPG Master Gold FAST Preferred:
Requires the MFPS plus twenty-five additional Master FAST Preferred class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater.
[ Agility Trial ]
MFPS Master Silver FAST Preferred:
Requires the MFPB plus twenty-five additional Master FAST Preferred class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater.
[ Agility Trial ]
MFS Master Silver FAST:
Requires the MFB plus twenty-five additional Master FAST class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater.
[ Agility Trial ]
MH Master Hunter:
For a title, a dog must receive qualifying scores at 6 licensed or member tests. If the dog has already received a SH, the dog need only qualify 5 times. German Wirehaired Pointers must pass a Water Test at a licensed or member field trial or hunting test held by a Specialty Club for German Wirehaired Pointers or Weimaraners.
[ Hunting Test ]
MHA Master Hunter Advanced
An advanced title is earned when a dog passes an additional 5 times with an average qualifying score of 8.0 or higher after earning its MH.
[ Hunting Test ]
MHR Master Hunter Retriever:
This is a hunting test title available to versatile hunting breeds that are allowed to enter a second hunting test. A dog must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed or member Retriever Hunting Tests. Breeds eligible for this title are: American Water Spaniel; Boykin Spaniel; German Shorthaired Pointer; German Wirehaired Pointer; Vizsla; Weimaraner; Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
[ Hunting Test ]
MHU Master Hunter Upland:
This is a hunting test title available to versatile hunting breeds that are allowed to enter a second hunting test. A dog must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed or member Spaniel Hunting Tests. Breeds eligible for this title are: Curly-Coated Retrievers; Flat-Coated Retrievers.
[ Hunting Test ]
MJB Master Bronze Jumpers With Weaves:
Requires twenty-five Master Jumpers With Weaves class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MJC Master Century Jumpers With Weaves:
Requires the MJG plus twenty-five additional Master Jumpers With Weaves class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MJG Master Gold Jumpers With Weaves:
Requires the MJS plus twenty-five additional Master Jumpers With Weaves class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MJP Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves Preferred:
For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Master Jumpers With Weaves Preferred Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
MJPB Master Bronze Jumper With Weaves Preferred:
Requires twenty-five Master Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MJPC Master Century Jumper With Weaves Preferred:
Requires the MJPG plus twenty-five additional Master Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MJPG Master Gold Jumper With Weaves Preferred:
Requires the MJPS plus twenty-five additional Master Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MJPS Master Silver Jumper With Weaves Preferred:
Requires the MJPB plus twenty-five additional Master Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MJS Master Silver Jumpers With Weaves:
Requires the MJB plus twenty-five additional Master Jumpers With Weaves class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MNH Master National Hunter:
For a title, a dog must earn 3 passes at the Master Nationals.
[ Hunting Test ]
MX Master Agility Excellent:
For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Master Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXB Master Bronze Agility:
Requires twenty-five Master Agility class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXC Master Century Agility:
Requires the MXG plus twenty-five additional Master Agility class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXF Master Excellent FAST:
For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Master FAST agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXG Master Gold Agility:
Requires the MXS plus twenty-five additional Master Agility class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXJ Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves:
For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Master Jumpers With Weaves Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXP Master Agility Excellent Preferred:
For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Master Agility Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXPB Master Bronze Agility Preferred:
Requires twenty-five Master Agility Preferred class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXPC Master Century Agility Preferred:
Requires the MXPG plus twenty-five additional Master Agility Preferred class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXPG Master Gold Agility Preferred:
Requires the MXPS plus twenty-five additional Master Agility Preferred class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXPS Master Silver Agility Preferred:
Requires the MXPB plus twenty-five additional Master Agility Preferred class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
MXS Master Silver Agility:
Requires the MXB plus twenty-five additional Master Agility class qualifying scores of 100.
[ Agility Trial ]
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.
[ Agility Trial ]
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.
[ Agility Trial ]
NAP Novice Agility Preferred:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in the Novice Agility Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
NF Novice FAST:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B FAST agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
NFP Novice FAST Preferred:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B FAST Preferred agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
NJP Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in the Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
OA Open Agility:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
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.
[ Agility Trial ]
OAP Open Agility Preferred:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Agility Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
OF Open FAST:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open FAST agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
OFP Open FAST Preferred:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open FAST Preferred agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
OGM Obedience Grand Master:
The letters OGM may be added after a dog's name when it has earned the 10th level of the Obedience Master title. Only one OGM title will be awarded.
[ Obedience Trial ]
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.
[ Agility Trial ]
OM Obedience Master:
The letters OM may be added after a dog's name when it has earned a total of 200 OM points awarded to dogs earning a 190 or better from the Open B and Utility B classes based on the schedule of points established by the AKC Board of Directors. The OM will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the number of times a dog has met the requirements of the OM title up to 10.
[ Obedience Trial ]
PAX Preferred Agility Excellent:
For a title, a dog must achieve 20 double qualifying scores obtained from the Preferred Master Standard agility class and the Preferred Master Jumpers With Weaves class. Qualifying in both the Preferred Master Standard agility class and the Preferred Master Jumpers With Weaves class on the same day equals one (1) double qualifying score.
[ Agility Trial ]
PCD Pre-Companion Dog:
The letters PCD may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Pre-Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
PCDX Pre-Companion Dog Excellent:
The letters PCDX may be added after the name of each dog that has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Pre-Open classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
PT Pre-Trial Tested:
The American Kennel Club will issue a Pre-Trial Tested certificate to an eligible dog, and will permit the use of the letters PT after the name of a dog that has been certified by two different Judges to have qualified by passing two licensed or member club Pre-Trial tests. Dog may qualify twice in one day at the same event provided he/she is judged by different judges.
[ Herding Trial ]
PUTD Pre-Utility Dog:
The letters PUTD may be added after the name of each dog that has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Pre-Utility classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
RN AKC Rally® Novice:
The letters RN may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Novice classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.
[ Rally Trial ]
RA AKC Rally® Advanced:
The letters RA may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Advanced classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.
[ Rally Trial ]
RE AKC Rally® Excellent:
The letters RE may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Excellent classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.
[ Rally Trial ]
RAE AKC Rally® Advanced Excellent:
To earn an RAE title, the dog must have earned qualifying scores in both Advanced B and Excellent B classes at 10 separate licensed or member rally trials. A numeric designation will indicate the number of times the dog has met the RAE requirements, i.e. RAE2, RAE3, etc.
[ Rally Trial ]
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.
[ Lure Coursing ]
SE Senior Earthdog:
A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Senior Earthdog test at three (3) AKC licensed or member club tests under two different Judges.
[ Earthdog ]
SH Senior Hunter:
For a title, a dog must receive qualifying scores at 5 licensed or member tests. If the dog has already received a JH, the dog need only qualify 4 times. German Wirehaired Pointers must pass a Water Test at a licensed or member field trial or hunting test held by a Specialty Club for German Wirehaired Pointers or Weimaraners.
[ Hunting Test ]
SHA Senior Hunter Advanced:
An advanced title is earned when a dog passes an additional 5 times with an average qualifying score of 8.0 or higher after earning its SH.
[ Hunting Test ]
SHR Senior Hunter Retriever:
This is a hunting test title available to versatile hunting breeds that are allowed to enter a second hunting test. A dog must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed or member Retriever Hunting Tests. Breeds eligible for this title are: American Water Spaniel; Boykin Spaniel; German Shorthaired Pointer; German Wirehaired Pointer; Vizsla; Weimaraner; Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
[ Hunting Test ]
SHU Senior Hunter Upland:
This is a hunting test title available to versatile hunting breeds that are allowed to enter a second hunting test. A dog must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed or member Spaniel Hunting Tests. Breeds eligible for this title are: Curly-Coated Retrievers; Flat-Coated Retrievers.
[ Hunting Test ]
T2B Time 2 Beat:M
To earn the T2B title, the dog must receive 15 qualifying scores from the regular Time 2 Beat class and 100 points based on the Time 2 Beat point schedule listed in the Regulations for Agility Trials.
[ Agility Trial ]
T2BP Time 2 Beat Preferred:
To earn the T2BP title, the dog must receive 15 qualifying scores from the preferred Time 2 Beat class and 100 points based on the Time 2 Beat point schedule listed in the Regulations for Agility Trials.
[ Agility Trial ]
TD Tracking Dog:
Dog has been certified by two judges to have passed a licensed or member club TD test or any combined TD/TDU/TDX/VST.
[ Tracking Test ]
TDU Tracking Dog Urban:
Dog certified by two judges to have passed a licensed or member club TDU test or any combined test that offers the TDU test.
[ Tracking Test ]
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent:
Dog that has been certified by two judges to have passed a licensed or member club TDX, or any combined TD/TDU/TDX/VST tracking tests.
[ Tracking Test ]
THD Therapy Dog Title:
Dog must be certified/registered by an AKC recognized therapy dog organization and perform 50 therapy dog visits.
TQX Triple Q Excellent:
Requires the XF title. In order to acquire the Triple Q Excellent title, a dog must receive qualifying scores from the Master Standard Class, the Master Jumpers with Weaves Class and the Master FAST Class on the same day at 10 separate licensed agility trials.
[ Agility Trial ]
TQXP Triple Q Excellent Preferred:
Requires the XFP title. In order to acquire the Triple Q Excellent Preferred title, a dog must receive qualifying scores from the Master Standard Preferred Class, the Master Jumpers with Weaves Preferred Class, and the Master FAST Preferred Class on the same day at 10 separate licensed agility trials.
[ Agility Trial ]
UD Utility Dog:
The American Kennel Club will issue a Utility Dog certificate for each registered dog, that has been certified by 2 obedience trial judges as having received qualifying Utility scores at three licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
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. The letters UDX will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the number of times a dog has met the requirements of the UDX title as defined in the Regulations. (UDX2 for 20 qualifying scores, UDX3 for 30 qualifying scores, UDX4 for 40 qualifying scores, etc.)
[ Obedience Trial ]
VCD1 Versatile Companion Dog 1:
Must complete CD, NA, NAJ, [TD or TDU] or CD, NAP, NJP, [TD or TDU].
[ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]
VCD2 Versatile Companion Dog 2:
Must complete CDX, OA, OAJ, [TD or TDU] or CDX, OAP, OJP, [TD or TDU].
[ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]
VCD3 Versatile Companion Dog 3:
Must Complete UD, AX, AXJ, TDX or UD, AXP, AJP, TDX.
[ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]
VCD4 Versatile Companion Dog 4:
Must complete UDX, MX, MXJ, VST or UDX, MXP, MJP, VST.
[ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]
VER Versatility:
The letters VER may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Versatility classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
[ Obedience Trial ]
VST Variable Surface Tracking:
Dog that has been certified by both judges to have passed a licensed or member club Variable Surface Tracking test, or any combined TD/TDU/TDX/VST tracking tests.
[ Tracking Test ]
XF Excellent FAST:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A FAST agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]
XFP Excellent FAST Preferred:
For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A FAST Preferred agility class under at least 2 different judges.
[ Agility Trial ]

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Parent Club Titles

When a dog is entered in an AKC event, the event superintendent or secretary may, but is not required to, include recognized Parent Club titles in the catalog.

American Bloodhound Club

Title Title Name
MT Man Trailer
MTI Man Trailer Intermediate
MTX Man Trailer Excellent

Dalmatian Club of America

Title Title Name
CC Coaching Certificate
RD Road Dog
RDX Road Dog Excellent

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club

Title Title Name
WC Working Certificate
WCI Working Certificate Intermediate
WCX Working Certificate Excellent

Siberian Husky Club of America

Title Title Name
SD Sled Dog
SDX Sled Dog Excellent
SDO Sled Dog Outstanding

Carting/Drafting Titles

Title Title Name
CS Carting Started
American Rottweiler Club
CI Carting Intermediate
American Rottweiler Club
CX Carting Excellent
American Rottweiler Club
CST Carting Started Team
American Rottweiler Club
CIT Carting Intermediate Team
American Rottweiler Club
CXT Carting Excellent Team
American Rottweiler Club
NDD Novice Draft Dog
American Bouvier des Flandres Club
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America
Mastiff Club of America
DD Draft Dog
American Bouvier des Flandres Club
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America
Mastiff Club of America
NBDD Novice Brace Draft Dog
American Bouvier des Flandres Club
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America
Mastiff Club of America
BDD Brace Draft Dog
American Bouvier des Flandres Club
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America
Mastiff Club of America
DD Draft Dog
St. Bernard Club of America
TDD Team Draft Dog
St. Bernard Club of America

Working Dog Titles

Title Title Name
BH Basic Companion Dog
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdogs
Bouvier des Flandres
Doberman Pinschers
German Shepherds
Rottweilers
FH1 Advanced Tracking
Bouvier des Flandres
German Shepherds
Doberman Pinschers
Rottweilers
FH2 Superior Tracking
Bouvier des Flandres
German Shepherds
Doberman Pinschers
Rottweilers
IPO1 International Novice Schutzhund
IPO2 International Intermediate Schutzhund
IPO3 International Master Level Schutzhund
Belgian Malinois
Bouvier des Flandres
German Shepherds
Doberman Pinschers
Rottweilers
SCHH1 Novice Schutzhund
SCHH2 Intermediate Schutzhund
SCHH3 Master Level Schutzhund
Belgian Malinois
Bouvier des Flandres
German Shepherds
Doberman Pinschers
Rottweilers
SCHHA Novice Schutzhund A
Bouvier des Flandres
German Shepherds
Doberman Pinschers
Rottweilers
TT Temperament Test
Doberman Pinschers
WDS1 Working Dog Sport 1
WDS2 Working Dog Sport 2
WDS3 Working Dog Sport 3
Doberman Pinschers

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Other Recognized Titles

When a dog is entered in an AKC event, the event superintendent or secretary may, but is not required to, include recognized NAFA titles in the catalog.

North American Flyball Association (NAFA) Titles

Title Title Name
FDCh Flyball Dog Champion
FM Flyball Master
ONYX ONYX

Barn Hunt Association Titles

Title Title Name
RATN Novice Barn Hunt
RATO Open Barn Hunt
RATS Senior Barn Hunt
RATM Master Barn Hunt
RATCh Barn Hunt Champion
RATChX Barn Hunt Master Champion

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North America Diving Dogs (NADD) Titles

  Title Code   Title Description
DN Dock Novice
DJ Dock Junior
DS Dock Senior
DM Dock Master
DE Dock Elite
DNA Dock Novice Advanced
DJA Dock Junior Advanced
DSA Dock Senior Advanced
DMA Dock Master Advanced
DEA Dock Elite Advanced
DNX Dock Novice Excellent
DJX Dock Junior Excellent
DSX Dock Senior Excellent
DMX Dock Master Excellent
DEX Dock Elite Excellent
AN Air Retrieve Novice
AJ Air Retrieve Junior
AS Air Retrieve Senior
AM Air Retrieve Master
AE Air Retrieve Elite
ANA Air Retrieve Novice Advanced
AJA Air Retrieve Junior Advanced
ASA Air Retrieve Senior Advanced
AMA Air Retrieve Master Advanced
AEA Air Retrieve Elite Advanced
ANX Air Retrieve Novice Excellent
AJX Air Retrieve Junior Excellent
ASX Air Retrieve Senior Excellent
AMX Air Retrieve Master Excellent
AEX Air Retrieve Elite Excellent