Labrador Retrievers - Dog Clubs and Organization

Dog Clubs and Organization

Titles & Abbreviations

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AKC American Kennel Club  


AAC Agility Association of Canada  
CKC Canadian Kennel Club  
NADAC North American Dog Agility Council  
UKC United Kennel Club (USA)  
USDAA US Dog Agility Association  
AOE Award of Excellence  
CGC Canine Good Citizen Certificate  
CG Certificate of Gameness
(American Working Terrier Assn)
CH Champion (prefix)  
HIC Herding Instinct Certified  
ROM Register of Merit  
TD Therapy Dog  
TDI Therapy Dog International  
TT Temperment Tested  
FD Flyball Dog  
FDX Flyball Dog Excellent  
FDCh Fly ball Champion    
FDM Fly ball Master  
Servant's Sundance Sam of Wells
FMX Fly ball Master Excellent  
FMch Fly ball Master Champion  
ONYX Award based on points
(named after 1st recipient)
FDGCh Fly ball Grand Champion  
AX Agility Excellent (AKC)  
MX Master Agility Excellent (AKC)  
NA Novice Agility (AKC)  
OA Open Agility (AKC)  
NAJ Novice Jumper With Weaves (AKC)  
OAJ Open Jumper With Weaves (AKC)  
AXJ Excellent Jumper With Weaves (AKC)  
MXJ Master Jumper With Weaves (AKC)  
U-AGI Agility I (UKC)  
U-AGII Agility II (UKC)  
U-ACH Agility Champion (UKC)  
U-ACHX Agility Champion Excellent (UKC)  
AD Agility Dog (USDAA)  
VAD Veteran Agility Dog (USDAA)    
VAAD Veteran Advanced Agility Dog (USDAA)  
VMAD Veteran Master Agility Dog (USDAA)      
VS Veterans Snooker   BC Border Collie
VJ Veterans Jumper   CBR Chesapeake Bay Retriever
VG Veterans Gambler   CCR Curly-coated Retriever
VPD Veteran Performance Dog   FCR Flat-coated Retriever
AAD Advanced Agility Dog (USDAA)   GD Great Dane
MAD Master Agility Dog (USDAA)   GR Golden Retriever
SM Snooker Master (USDAA)   GSD German Shepherd Dog
GM Gambler Master (USDAA)   GSP German Shorthaired Pointer
PM Pairs Master (USDAA)   GWP German Wirehaired Pointer
JM Jumpers Master (USDAA)   LR Labrador Retriever
ADCH Agility Dog Champion (USDAA)   OES Old English Sheepdog
ADC Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)   PBGV Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
AADC Advanced Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)   PWC Pembroke Welsh Corgi
MADC Master Agility Dog of Canada (AAC)      
O-,S- Outstanding, Superior Peformance, prefixed to any NADAC title
NAC,NAC-V, NAC-JH Novice Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
OAC, OAC-V, OAC-JH Open Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
EAC, EAC=V, EAC-JH Elite Standard, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
NGC, NGC-V, NGC-JH Novice Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
OGC, OGC-V, OGC-JH Open Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
EGC, EGC-V, EGG-JH Elite Gamblers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
NJC, NJC-V, NJC-JH Novice Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
OJC, OJC-V, OJC-JH Open Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
EJC, EJC-V, EJC-JH Elite Jumpers, Veterans, Junior Handler (NADAC)
NATCh Agility Trial Champion (NADAC)
OBEDIENCE TITLES                 


CD Companion Dog (AKC, CKC)
CDX Companion Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
CT Champion Tracker (a dog with a TD, TDX and VST) (AKC)
OTCh Obedience Trial Champion (prefix) (AKC, CKC)
TD Tracking Dog (AKC, CKC)
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
U-CD Companion Dog (prefix) (UKC)
U-CDX Companion Dog Excellent (prefix) (UKC)
U-UD Utility Dog (prefix) (UKC)
UD Utility Dog (AKC, CKC)
UDT Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog title (AKC)
UDTX Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog Excellent title (AKC)
UDX Utility Dog Excellent (AKC)
UDVST Utility Dog title with a Variable Surface Tracking title (AKC)
VCD1 Versatile Companion Dog (AKC) has completed CD, NA, NAJ, TD or CD, NAP, NJP, TD
VCD2 Versatile Companion Dog (AKC) has completed CDX, OA, OAJ, TD or CDX, OAP, OJP, TD
VCD3 Versatile Companion Dog (AKC) has completed UD, AX, AXJ, TDX or UD, AXP, AJP, TDX
VCD4 Versatile Companion Dog (AKC) has completed UDX, MX, MXJ, VST or UDX, MXP, MJP, VST
VCCH Versatile Companion Champion (AKC prefix) has completed OTCH, MACH and CT
VST Variable Surface Tracking (AKC)
AFC Amateur Field Champion, (prefix)
(must be owner handled)
CFC Canadian Field Champion, (prefix)
CAFC Canadian Amateur Field Champion, (prefix)
FC Field champion, (prefix)
(can be professional handler, open class)
FD Field Dog (pointing, CKC)
FDJ Field Dog Junior (pointing, CKC)
FDX Field Dog Excellent (pointing, CKC)
NFC National Field Champion, (prefix)
JC Junior Courser (suffix)
SC Senior Courser (suffix)
F.Ch. Field Champion (prefix)
CC Coursing Champion
CM Courser of Merit
GMHR Grand Master Hunting Retriever (NAHRA)
JH Junior Hunter (AKC)
SH Senior Hunter (AKC)
SR Started Retriever (NAHRA)
MH Master Hunter (AKC)
MHR Master Hunting Retriever (NAHRA)
WR Working Retriever (NAHRA)
WAC Working Aptitude Certificate
WC Working Certificate
WCI Working Certificate Intermediate
WCX Working Certificate Excellent
WD Working dog
WDX Working dog excellent
WDO working dog qualified
WD Water dog
WRD Water rescue dog
DD Draft dog
TDD Team draft dog
ACVO American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
CERF Canine Eye Registry Foundation
OFA Orthopedic Foundation for Animals


Other links to educate the general public...
Labrador Dog Clubs and others.


American Kennel Club (AKC)

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)

American Dog Trainers Network

American Veterinary Medical Association

Assistance Dogs International, Inc.

Athletic, Working and Conformation Competition

Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)

Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)

Canine Hip and Elbow Dysphasia Resources

Canine Inherited Disorders Database

Coat Color Inheritance in the Labrador Retriever

Consultant (a diagnostic support system/database; Cornell University)

Health Links Menu

IAADPWho's Who in the Assistance Dog Community

INFODOG Dog Show Calendar

LABMED,  Rescued Labs

Labrador Life Line

Labrador Retriever Health Page

Labrador Retriever Rescue Contacts

Labrador Specialty Site

List of AKC Licensed Dog Show Superintendents

Online Reference of Veterinary Drugs


Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)

Penn HIP

Stages of Canine Development

The Art of Reading Hip X-Rays

The Senior Dogs Project

Therapy Dogs International, Inc.

Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine

VetGen’s Chroma Gene™ Coat Color Prediction Service

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Award Program Training program and award program for you and your puppy.
Just click on below link for more information.




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