Definitions and German Terms
These are some abbreviations, definitions and terminology commonly used in the German Shepherd Dog world. We hope this table will help you read German pedigrees and will aid you in understanding German Shepherd Dog “slang.” If this article doesn’t have a definition that you are looking for, feel free to ask us.
USA = USCA
"a" - Ausland
Vorzuglich (Ger.) - Excellent - Show rating awarded in working class only. Also a SchH rating awarded to dogs who score 96 points or more out of 100 in SchH trail/competition.
vom = von der (Ger.)
T1, T2, T3 or T4
Is indicating that even though the dog has demonstrated “pronounced” TSB, the dog did not release on command during the courage test. (Did not “Out”).
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