Pedigrees can be tricky to understand to someone who has purchased their first purebred, registered Weimaraner.
There is a reasonable chance that various letters will be found before and/or after the registered name of some Weimaraners within the pedigree.
Each country has a recognised purebred dog registry that issues such pedigrees.
To help you understand the abbreviations, I have provided a complete list, some of which can be found on an American Weimaraner Pedigree. (For the really great achieving Weimaraners, perhaps all the abbreviations can be found on its pedigree).
American Pedigree Abbreviations
|AM CH||American Champion - as seem on Australian pedigrees for those Weimaraners which have been imported from USA|
|DL CH||Dual Champion|
|CDX||Companion Dog Excellent|
|UDT||Utility Dog & Tracking Dog|
|UDTX||Utility Dog & Tracking Dog Excellent|
|OT CH||Obedience Trial Champion|
|TDX||Tracking Dog Excellent|
|TD CH||Tracking Dog Champion|
|Retrieving and Field:|
|AFC||American Field Champion|
|Amt.FCH or Amt.Fld.Ch||Amateur Field Champion|
|FCH., FLD CH or Fld.Ch||Field Champion|
|Ratings offered by the Weimaraner Club Of America:|
|NSD||Novice Shooting Dog|
|SDX||Shooting Dog Excellent|
|NRD||Novice Retrieving Dog|
|RDX||Retrieving Dog Excellent|
|BROM||Breed Register Of Merit|
|VD||von der, German for 'of the' - is part of the registered name|
|V||von, German for 'of' - is part of the registered name|
|CGC||Canine Good Citizen|
|AKC||American Kennel Club|
|WCA||Weimaraner Club of America|
|OFA||Orthopedic Foundation for Animals|