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
|CH/Ch/AUST CH||Australian Champion|
|GR CH/Gr Ch/GD||Grand Champion|
|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)|
(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)|
|JDX||Jumping Dog Excellent|
|JDM||Jumping Dog Master|
|ADX||Agility Dog Excellent|
|ADM||Agility Dog Master|
|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