Show Classifications and Ratings

The following information includes abbreviations and definitions used in competitions and shows for German Shepherd dogs. Show ratings are designations awarded at the show events.

 

Show Classifications:

 

BSZS BundesSiegerZuchtSchau= National Breed Show

BSP BundesSiegerPrufung= National Working Trial

LGA Regional Show Or Working Trial

BLH BundesLeistungsHuten=National Herding Trial

 

 

Show Ratings:

Vorzuglich Auslese (VA)– Excellent Select

Classification given only to ideal GSDs at a certified Sieger show.

Vorzuglich (V)– Excellent

Classification given to outstanding GSDs with exemplary dentitions and strong character

Sehr Gut (SG)– Very Good

Highest classification given to GSDs under 24 months of age, or dogs of outstanding merit missing a bicuspid (premolar).

Gut (G)– Good

Classification given to typical or average graded GSds

Ausreichend (A)– Satisfactory

Classification given to GSDs that are slightly below average.

Mangelhaft (M)– Poor

Classification given to dogs of poor quality but passable character

Ungenugend (U)– Unsatisfactory

Classification given to dogs with serious character flaws, ungradable.

Sieger

1st Place Champion Male of National Show

Siegerin

1st Place Champion Female of the National Show

Angehort- Breed surveyed (recommended for breeding)

Koerklasse (KKL)

Suitable for breeding.

Hip Ratings

(“a  normal”)(A1) Normal=OFA Excellent to OFA Good
(“a fast normal”)(A2) Nearly Normal=OFA Good to OFA Fair
(“noch zugelassen”)(A3) Mild Hip Dysplasia-Only OFAs Occasionally

* – This symbol before a dog’s name means it has been appraised and approved for breeding.

a- This symbol denotes that a dog’s hips have been x-rayed and certified as acceptable for breeding. Required for Breed survey.

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