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 a German Weimaraner Pedigree. (For the really great acheiving Weimaraners, perhaps all the abbreviations can be found on its pedigree).
German Pedigree Abbreviations
CONFORMATION & COAT QUALITY - rating for each is indicated by a slash (/).
|(J)||Youth rating at 9-15 months|
|VSwP||Association Blood Tracking Examination|
|VSwP1||Age of track minimum 20 hours (no prize)|
|VSwP2||Age of track minimum 40 hours (no prize)|
|SwI/, SwII/ or SwIII||Roman numeral indicates 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize; slash after numeral indicates track minimum 20 hours old|
|Sw/I, Sw/II or Sw/III||Roman numeral indicates 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize; slash before
numeral indicates track minimum 40 hours old
|SwI/I||Roman numeral indicates prize (1st,2nd or 3rd), slash between numerals indicates qualification on both 20 & 40 hour tracks|
|J||VJP rating (natural ability examination)|
|H||HZP rating (advanced natural ability & breeding examination)|
|G||VGP rating (master's performance examination)|
|Sil||Gives voice when game sighted|
|Spurl||Gives voice when on game scent track|
|ms||Protectiveness, usually followed by a number 1-4|
|Totverb||Barks in order to lead handler to dead game|
|Totverw||Carries leather thong in the mouth to indicate game has been found at the end of blood track and leads handler to dead game|
|rs||Aggressiveness towards predators examination usually followed by a number 1-4|
|Vbr||Lost game retrieval on a natural blood trail examination|
|Btr||Retrieving reliability examination|
|A.H.||Armbruster Halt Award|