Re: SCHH3 IPO3 KKL1 ?? whats this all mean?
In Germany, before you bred your dog and get pink or full papers on the pups, a dog must undertake tests and pass several criteria.
First - the BH - a companion/temperament test - 2 phases - one part obedience, the other traffic and social
An AD - 12 mile endurance test
Hips certified, and now elbows as well
A working title - VPG in Germany, newest name for the schutzhund test (SchH, IPO basically all same test) a herding title or HGH is also acceptable, and a BH is not required as a prerequsite for the HGH
A conformation rating - minimum of a G
When all these requirements are met, the dog is presented to a special judge called a koermeister for breeding approval. Each dog must pass 2 exercises from the schutzhund test, then be presented for a soundness test and social stability. Individually evaluated and measured in the ring, a list of criteria are marked off and the dog is judged to be KKL1 or KKL2....***GENERALLY*** showlines will go KKL1 and workinglines KKL2 - not 100% of course, but there is no shame to a working line going KKL2!!
Csabre Sch1, Hexe Sch2, SG Bengal, Lynx, Komet, Kira HGH & Kougar v Wolfstraum ~ Ziberia IPO1 ~ ATB Basha, Kougar & Kyra, Fenja, Sch3s, Cito, Sch2, Danger RH & Alice Sch1s ~Kelsey