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Doberman's and AKC numbers - what they mean

Discussion in 'Doberman Breeders' started by JanS, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    This is an extremely asked question, and no doubt many of us don't know what they all mean, so here's a quick summary.

    The American Kennel Club, or AKC, tracks canine breeding lines by registering purebred dogs and puppies. When you register your purebred doberman, the AKC will give you a registration code that can be used for identification purposes. This registration code contains two to three letters and eight numbers. The characters in the code provide information about the class, litter and bloodline of your doberman.


    The First Letter
    All Doberman registration codes begin with the letter "W." This stands for "Working", which is the breed group that dobermans belong to. Other classifications include hound, sporting and toy.

    Is the Second Letter a "Z"?
    If there are three letters in your doberman's registration code and the second is a "Z", this means that your doberman is related to the first white doberman born in 1976. Even if your dog is not a white doberman, it may still be part of the "Z" bloodline. As such, if you ever decide to breed your dog, its offspring may be born white. Breeding "Z" dogs is NEVER recommended.

    The Final Letter
    The last letter in the registration code is not related to your dog's bloodline at all. Letters are assigned sequentially. Thus, if your doberman's second letter is a "T", it simply means that the AKC has already gone through letters "A" through "S" while registering codes for other dobermans.

    The First Six Numbers
    The first six numbers are assigned sequentially to each litter of dobermans. The letters combined with the first six numbers are used to identify particular litters. As such, the first six numbers are the same for each doberman born to one particular litter. This allows the AKC to more readily keep track of siblings, parentage and bloodlines.

    The Seventh and Eight Numbers
    The seventh and eighth numbers in your doberman's registration code are used to identify it from the rest of the puppies in its litter. The last two digits are assigned sequentially, starting from one, until every puppy in a litter has a unique registration code. For example, if there were four doberman puppies in a litter, the following registration codes may be in place: WS117856701, WS117856702, WS117856703 and WS117856704. Note the last two digits of each code, which are 01, 02, 03 and 04.

    Original source:
    http://www.ehow.com/info_8769526_akc-numbers-mean-dobermans.html

    And the other title abbeviations:

    Title Title Name

    AJP
    Excellent Agility Jumpers With Weaves "A" Preferred:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    AX
    Agility Excellent:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    AXJ
    Excellent Agility Jumper:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A Jumpers With Weaves class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    AXP
    Agility Excellent "A" Preferred:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Agility Excellent "A" Preferred Class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    BN
    Beginner Novice:
    The letters BN may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Beginner Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    CA
    Coursing Ability:
    Three qualifying scores in the Coursing Ability Test from 2 different judges at 3 different tests. A dog must complete the course with enthusiasm and without interruption within a stated maximum amount of time.
    [ Coursing Ability Test ]

    CAA
    Coursing Ability Advanced:
    Ten qualifying scores in the Coursing Ability Test.
    [ Coursing Ability Test ]

    CAX
    Coursing Ability Excellent:
    Twenty five qualifying scores in the Coursing Ability Test.
    [ Coursing Ability Test ]

    CAX2
    Coursing Ability Excellent 2:
    Fifty qualifying scores in the Coursing Ability Test.
    [ Coursing Ability Test ]

    CD
    Companion Dog:
    The letters CD may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    CDX
    Companion Dog Excellent:
    The letters CDX may be added after the name of each dog that has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Open classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    EE
    Endurance Earthdog:
    Endurance Earthdog will be awarded to a dog which, on five occasions, passes both the Senior and Master classes at the same earthdog event [same event number].
    [ Earthdog ]

    FTC
    FAST Century:
    Requires the MXF title plus one hundred Excellent B FAST agility class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater. The FTC title initials will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the quantity of times the dog has met the requirements of the FTC title. (e.g. FTC2, FTC3, etc.)
    [ Agility Trial ]

    FTCP
    FAST Century Preferred:
    Requires the MFP title plus one hundred Excellent B FAST agility class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater. The FTCP title initials will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the quantity of times the dog has met the requirements of the FTCP title. (e.g. FTCP2, FTCP3, etc.)
    [ Agility Trial ]

    GN
    Graduate Novice
    The letters GN may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Graduate Novice classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    GO
    Graduate Open
    The letters GO may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Graduate Open classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    HI
    Herding Intermediate:
    Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate classes from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HIAdsc
    Herding Intermediate Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle):
    Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course A classes using Ducks (HIAd), Sheep (HIAs) or Cattle (HIAc) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HIBdsc
    Herding Intermediate Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle):
    Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course B classes using Ducks (HIBd), Sheep (HIBs) or Cattle (HIBc) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HICs
    Herding Intermediate Course C (sheep):
    Three qualifying scores in the Intermediate Course C classes using Sheep (HICs) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HS
    Herding Started:
    Three qualifying scores in the Started classes 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HSAdsc
    Herding Started Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle):
    Three qualifying scores in the Started Course A classes using Ducks (HSAd), Sheep (HSAs) or Cattle (HSAc) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HSBdsc
    Herding Started Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle):
    Three qualifying scores in the Started Course B classes using Ducks (HSBd), Sheep (HSBs) or Cattle (HSBc) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HSCs
    Herding Started Course C (sheep):
    Three qualifying scores in the Started Course C classes using Sheep (HSCs) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HT
    Herding Tested:
    For a title, a dog must qualify twice under 2 different judges. Dog may qualify twice in one day at the same event provided he/she is judged by different judges
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HX
    Herding Excellent:
    Three qualifying scores in the Advanced classes from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HXAdsc
    Herding Advanced Course A (ducks, sheep, cattle):
    Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course A classes using Ducks (HXAd), Sheep (HXAs) or Cattle (HXAc) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HXBdsc
    Herding Advanced Course B (ducks, sheep, cattle):
    Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course B classes using Ducks (HXBd), Sheep (HXBs) or Cattle (HXBc) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    HXCs
    Herding Advanced Course C (sheep):
    Three qualifying scores in the Advanced Course C classes using Sheep (HIAs) from 3 different judges at 3 different trials
    [ Herding Trial ]

    JC
    Junior Courser:
    A hound running alone shall receive certification from a Judge on one date, and a second certification from a different Judge at a later date, stating that the hound completed a 600-yard course with a minimum of four (4) turns. The hound must complete the course with enthusiasm and without interruption. The two runs can be on the same date at or in conjunction with a National Breed Specialty.
    [ Lure Coursing ]

    JE
    Junior Earthdog:
    A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Junior Earthdog test in two (2) AKC licensed or member club tests under two different Judges.
    [ Earthdog ]

    JH
    Junior Hunter:
    For a title, dog must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed or member tests.
    [ Hunting Test ]

    LCX
    Lure Courser Excellent
    Any dog that has been awarded the title of Field Champion and has earned 45 additional championship points will be awarded the suffix title of Lure Courser Excellent (LCX). The title of Lure Courser Excellent is a cumulative title, each time the dog accrues an additional 45 championship points it would be eligible to receive the next title level. (LCX II, LCX III, LCX IV, etc.)
    [ Lure Coursing ]

    MC
    Master Courser:
    The Master Courser title will be awarded to hounds that have acquired the Senior Courser title and that have earned an additional twenty-five (25) qualifying scores (with competition) in either the Open, Open Veteran or Specials stake at AKC licensed or member club lure coursing trials.
    [ Lure Coursing ]

    ME
    Master Earthdog:
    A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Master Earthdog test at four (4) AKC licensed or member club hunting tests under three different Judges.
    [ Earthdog ]

    MFP
    Master Excellent FAST Preferred
    Master Excellent FAST Preferred: For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B FAST Preferred agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    MH
    Master Hunter:
    For a title, a dog must receive qualifying scores at 6 licensed or member tests. If the dog has already received a SH, the dog need only qualify 5 times. German Wirehaired Pointers must pass a Water Test at a licensed or member field trial or hunting test held by a Specialty Club for German Wirehaired Pointers or Weimaraners.
    [ Hunting Test ]

    MJP
    Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves "B" Preferred:
    For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves Preferred Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    MX
    Master Agility Excellent:
    For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    MXF
    Master Excellent FAST
    For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B FAST agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    MXJ
    Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves:
    For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    MXP
    Master Agility Excellent "B" Preferred:
    For a title, dog must earn 10 qualifying scores in Excellent Agility Preferred "B" class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    NA
    Novice Agility:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]


    NAJ
    Novice Agility Jumper:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B Jumpers With Weaves class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    NAP
    Novice Agility Preferred:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in the Novice Agility Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    NF
    Novice FAST
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B FAST agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    NFP
    Novice FAST Preferred
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Novice A and/or B FAST Preferred agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    NJP
    Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in the Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    OA
    Open Agility:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    OAJ
    Open Agility Jumper:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Jumpers With Weaves class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    OAP
    Open Agility Preferred:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Agility Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    OF
    Open FAST
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open FAST agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    OFP
    Open FAST Preferred
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open FAST Preferred agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    OGM
    Obedience Grand Master
    The letters OGM may be added after a dog's name when it has earned the 10th level of the Obedience Master title. Only one OGM title will be awarded.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    OJP
    Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred:
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    OM
    Obedience Master
    The letters OM may be added after a dog's name when it has earned a total of 200 OM points awarded to dogs earning a 190 or better from the Open B and Utility B classes based on the schedule of points established by the AKC Board of Directors. The OM will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the number of times a dog has met the requirements of the OM title up to 10.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    PAX
    Preferred Agility Excellent
    For a title, a dog must achieve 20 double qualifying scores obtained from the Preferred Excellent B Standard agility class and the Preferred Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class. Qualifying in both the Preferred Excellent B Standard agility class and the Preferred Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class on the same day equals one (1) double qualifying score.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    PT
    Pre-Trial Tested:
    The American Kennel Club will issue a Pre-Trial Tested certificate to an eligible dog, and will permit the use of the letters PT after the name of a dog that has been certified by two different Judges to have qualified by passing two licensed or member club Pre-Trial tests. Dog may qualify twice in one day at the same event provided he/she is judged by different judges.
    [ Herding Trial ]
    RN AKC Rally® Novice:
    The letters RN may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Novice classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.
    [ Rally Trial ]
    RA AKC Rally® Advanced:
    The letters RA may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Advanced classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.
    [ Rally Trial ]
    RE AKC Rally® Excellent:
    The letters RE may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Excellent classes at 3 licensed or member rally trials.
    [ Rally Trial ]
    RAE AKC Rally® Advanced Excellent:
    To earn an RAE title, the dog must have earned qualifying scores in both Advanced B and Excellent B classes at 10 separate licensed or member rally trials.

    A numeric designation will indicate the number of times the dog has met the RAE requirements, i.e. RAE2, RAE3, etc.
    [ Rally Trial ]

    SC
    Senior Courser:
    1) Must be eligible to enter the open stake. That requires the dog to have obtained at least one of the following: AKC Junior Courser title or American Kennel Club Field Champion title. 2) The hound must run with at least one other hound. 3) Must receive qualifying scores at four (4) AKC-licensed or member trials, under two different Judges or judging panels.
    [ Lure Coursing ]

    SE
    Senior Earthdog:
    A dog must have a record of having qualified in the Senior Earthdog test at three (3) AKC licensed or member club tests under two different Judges.
    [ Earthdog ]

    SH
    Senior Hunter:
    For a title, a dog must receive qualifying scores at 5 licensed or member tests. If the dog has already received a JH, the dog need only qualify 4 times. German Wirehaired Pointers must pass a Water Test at a licensed or member field trial or hunting test held by a Specialty Club for German Wirehaired Pointers or Weimaraners.
    [ Hunting Test ]

    T2B
    Time 2 Beat:
    To earn the T2B title, the dog must receive 15 qualifying scores from the regular Time 2 Beat class and 100 points based on the Time 2 Beat point schedule listed in the Regulations for Agility Trials.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    T2BP
    Time 2 Beat Preferred:
    To earn the T2BP title, the dog must receive 15 qualifying scores from the preferred Time 2 Beat class and 100 points based on the Time 2 Beat point schedule listed in the Regulations for Agility Trials.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    TD
    Tracking Dog:
    Dog has been certified by two judges to have passed a licensed or member club TD test or at a combined TD/TDX test, or at a combined TD/VST test or a TD/TDX/VST test.
    [ Tracking Test ]

    TDX
    Tracking Dog Excellent:
    Dog has been certified by two judges to have passed a licensed or member club TDX test or at a combined TDX/VST test, or a combined TD/TDX test or a combined TD/TDX/VST test.
    [ Tracking Test ]

    TQX
    Triple Q Excellent:
    Requires the XF title. In order to acquire the Triple Q Excellent title, a dog must receive qualifying scores from the Excellent B Standard Class, the Excellent B Jumpers with Weaves Class and the Excellent B FAST Class on the same day at 10 separate licensed agility trials.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    TQXP
    Triple Q Excellent Preferred:
    Requires the XFP title. In order to acquire the Triple Q Excellent Preferred title, a dog must receive qualifying scores from the Excellent B Standard Preferred Class, the Excellent B Jumpers with Weaves Preferred Class, and the Excellent B FAST Preferred Class on the same day at 10 separate licensed agility trials.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    UD
    Utility Dog:
    The American Kennel Club will issue a Utility Dog certificate for each registered dog, that has been certified by 2 obedience trial judges as having received qualifying Utility scores at three licensed or member obedience trials.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    UDX
    Utility Dog Excellent:
    To earn a Utility Dog Excellent title, the dog must have received qualifying scores in both Open B and Utility B at 10 separate licensed or member obedience trials.

    The letters UDX will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the number of times a dog has met the requirements of the UDX title as defined in the Regulations. (UDX2 for 20 qualifying scores, UDX3 for 30 qualifying scores, UDX4 for 40 qualifying scores, etc.)
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    VCD1
    Versatile Companion Dog 1:
    Must complete CD, NA, NAJ, TD
    or CD, NAP, NJP, TD
    [ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]

    VCD2
    Versatile Companion Dog 2:
    Must complete CDX, OA, OAJ, TD
    or CDX, OAP, OJP, TD
    [ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]

    VCD3
    Versatile Companion Dog 3:
    Must Complete UD, AX, AXJ, TDX
    or UD, AXP, AJP, TDX
    [ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]

    VCD4
    Versatile Companion Dog 4:
    Must complete UDX, MX, MXJ, VST
    or UDX, MXP, MJP, VST
    [ Obedience Trial / Agility Trial / Tracking Test ]

    VER
    Versatility
    The letters VER may be added after a dog's name when it has been certified by 2 different judges to have received qualifying scores in Versatility classes at 3 licensed or member obedience trials.
    [ Obedience Trial ]

    VST
    Variable Surface Tracking:
    Dog has been certified by both judges to have passed a licensed or member club Variable Surface Tracking test or at a combined TD/VST test or at a combined TDX/VST test or at a combined TD/TDX/VST test.
    [ Tracking Test ]

    XF
    Excellent FAST
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A FAST agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    XFP

    Excellent FAST Preferred
    For a title, dog must earn 3 qualifying scores in Excellent A FAST Preferred agility class under at least 2 different judges.
    [ Agility Trial ]

    Original source:
    http://www.akc.org/events/titles.cfm?page=2
     
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  2. KCraig

    KCraig Notable member

    Thank you so much, really thank you for all your hard work and research. And I thank this is a new subject on here so maybe it will help some one else too in the future, but really thanks again.
     
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  3. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I wanted to add this info that Panama provided (thank you Pam!) on how to look up your dogs registration number through the AKC to find litter mates and so on.

     

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