Common Abbreviations

There are a lot of terms and breeds that get abbreviated by the users on ShowDog.Com. Below is a list of the more commonly used abbreviations on this site;

A
ACD - Australian Cattle Dog
ACS - American Cocker Spaniel
AED - American Eskimo Dog
AKK - Alaskan Klee Kai
AST - American Staffordshire Terrier
AWS - American Water Spaniel

B
BIB - Best-in-Breed
BIG - Best-in-Group
BIS - Best-in-Show
BISS - Best-in-Specialty-Show
BMD - Bernese Mountain Dog
BRT - Black Russian Terrier
BT - Bull Terrier
BC - Border Collie


C
CD - Companion Dog (lowest obedience title)
CDX - Companion Dog Excellent (second obedience title)
CH or Ch - Champion
CKCS - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
CWC - Cardigan Welsh Corgi

D
DDB - Dogue de Bordeaux
DNP - Did Not Place

E
ECS - English Cocker Spaniel

F
FH - Forever Home

G
GBGV - Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
GSD - German Shepherd Dog
GSMD - Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
GSP - German Shorthaired Pointer
GWP - German Wirehaired Pointer
GP - Group Placer

H

I
IRWS - Irish Red and White Setter
IR&WS - Irish Red and White Setter

J
JRT - Jack Russell Terrier

K

L


M
MT - Manchester Terrier
MTT - Manchester Toy Terrier


N
NSDTR - Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

O

P
PBGV - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
POL - Pick of Litter
PWC - Pembroke Welsh Corgi
PWD - Portugese Water Dog

Q

R

S
SBT - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
SDWC - ShowDog.Com World Cup
SOP - Schedule of Points
SOP - Scale of Points
SS - Show Shine
SSP - Specialty Show Placer

T
TNB - Top Neck & Back

U
UD - Utility Dog (third obedience title)

V

W
WC - ShowDog.com World Cup

X

Y

Z

Last Updated: 10/19/2007 7:48:59 AM



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