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



Did you know?
There are about 900 breeds of sheep in the world.
Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.
Did you know?
At least two wins must be a set of three or more points ("majors"), under two different judges; at least one additional win under a third judge is also required.