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.
1st Place Champion Male of National Show
1st Place Champion Female of the National Show
Angehort- Breed surveyed (recommended for breeding)
Suitable for breeding.
(“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.