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So, what do all those letters mean? Well, they often mean lots of work! LOL! Letters at the front (prefix) of a dog's name denote championships - meaning a dog usually had to have competition with other dogs in order to attain those titles. Typically, the letters on the back (suffix) of a dog's name denote titles achieved by testing them against a written set of rules - performance, if you will. I will focus on those AKC titles that can be earned by Dachshunds, though there are more titles for Herding, Coursing and other events in which Dachshunds don't officially participate.

Prefix Titles
CH Bench Champion (conformation)
FC Field Champion
DC Dual Champion (CH & FC)
OTCH Obedience Trial Champion
MACH Master Agility Champion
CT Champion Tracker (TD, TDX & VST titles)
TC Triple Champion (DC & OTCH or MACH or CT)
Suffix Titles
CD Companion Dog
CDX Companion Dog Excellent
UD Utility Dog
UDX Utility Dog Excellent
Rally Obedience
RN Rally Novice
RA Rally Advanced
RE Rally Excellent
RAE Rally Advanced Excellent
TD Tracking Dog
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent
VST Variable Surface Tracking
Agility (preferred titles denote a lower jump height)
NA Novice Agility
NAP Novice Agility Preferred
OA Open Agility
OAP Open Agility Preferred
AX Excellent Agility
AXP Excellent Agility Preferred
MX Master Agility Excellent
MXP Master Agility Excellent Preferred
NAJ Novice Agility Jumper
NJP Novice Agility Jumper Preferred
OAJ Open Agility Jumper
OJP Open Agility Jumper Preferred
AXJ Excellent Agility Jumper
AJP Excellent Agility Jumper Preferred
MXJ Master Agility Jumper
MJP Master Agility Jumper Preferred
JE Junior Earthdog
SE Senior Earthdog
ME Master Earthdog
AKC's VCD program
VCD1 Versatile Companion Dog 1 (CD, NA/NAP, NAJ/NJP, TD)
VCD2 Versatile Companion Dog 2 (CDX, OA/OAP, OAJ/OJP, TD)
VCD3 Versatile Companion Dog 3 (UD, AX/AXP, AXJ/AJP, TDX)
VCD4 Versatile Companion Dog 4 (UDX, MX/MXP, MXJ/MJP, VST)
Dachshund Club of America, Inc. Programs
Merit Producers
ROM Register of Merit
ROMX Register of Merit Excellent
ROMO Register of Merit Outstanding
VC Versatility Certificate
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 May 2008 08:25