Australian Pedigree Abbreviations

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 Australian Weimaraner Pedigree. (For the really great achieving Weimaraners, perhaps all the abbreviations can be found on its pedigree).

Australian Pedigree Abbreviations

Conformation competition:

CH/Ch/AUST CH  Australian Champion
GR CH/Gr Ch/GD  Grand Champion
Obedience Competition:
CD   Companion Dog (Novice Class)
CDX  Companion Dog Excellent (Open Class)
UD  Utility Dog (Utility Class)
OC/O CH Obedience Champion
(It is worth mentioning that recent changes to the obedience rules have introduced the new requirement for the title of Obedience Champion.  Up until these changes were introduced a dog was required to have all the following titles to qualify as an Obedience Champion: CD, CDX, UD, TD and TDX) 
TD Tracking Dog
(before a dog can compete for this title, it must pass a Preliminary Test which consists of a 300 mt track with one turn, made by a known track layer.) 
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent
T Ch/T CH Tracking  Champion
(It is worth mentioning that recent changes to the tracking rules have allowed for the title of TRACKING DOG CHAMPION, with the addition of Track 6.)
Retrieving and Field:
RT CH Retrieving Trial Champion
FL CH Field Trial Champion
NRD Novice Retrieving Dog
RRD Restricted Retrieving Dog
NFD Novice Field Dog
QC Qualifying Certificate (Field or Retrieving)
CM Certificate Of Merit (Field or Retrieving)
DM Diploma Of Merit (Field or Retrieving)
JD Jumping Dog      
JDX   Jumping Dog Excellent
 JDM  Jumping Dog Master
AD Agility Dog
ADX Agility Dog Excellent
ADM Agility Dog Master
ET  Endurance Test
IMP Import
AI Artificial Insemination
AVA Australian Veterinary Association
ANKC Australian National Kennel Council 
 VCA Inc., now DV Inc., formaly KCC Inc.,
Victorian Canine Association Incorporated now Dogs Victoria Incorporated, formaly Kennel Control Council Incorporated