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GSD Fan 07-09-2014 05:41 PM

Why "IPO" in America?
Why are german shepherd dogs earning IPO titles in America and not Sch anymore?

If they're the same thing, what's the point in changing the name?

I'm just curious, if no one wants to answer, can someone just post a link with answers? :)

HarleyTheGSD 07-09-2014 06:19 PM

I've also been thinking about this.
I always thought they were the same...maybe not? I'm very interested to see what replies you get.

Sunflowers 07-09-2014 06:52 PM

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Chris Wild 07-09-2014 08:35 PM

As of 2012, everything is IPO. This was an international rule change. SchH no longer exists under that old name.

lhczth 07-09-2014 08:42 PM

There used to be both IPO and SchH. Then some countries had VPG to hopefully pacify the fear mongers and green party (ARists). In 2012 all countries agreed to follow one set of rules and SchH was no more.

lhczth 07-09-2014 08:44 PM

We need to stop posting at the same time, Chris. LOL

middleofnowhere 07-10-2014 03:46 AM

Reason was, as I understand it, to create uniformity. (Simplifying stuff for the humans involved).

volcano 07-10-2014 04:12 AM

I could google it, but so we all know- what does IPO stand for?

robk 07-10-2014 08:48 AM

Internationale Prufungs Ordnung or translated to International trial Rules. As middleofnowhere said, the way I understood it, schutzhund changed to IPO so that all countries were using the same rules. Too me, it makes sense because IPO is an internationally competitive sport.

lhczth 07-10-2014 10:17 AM

That is definitely the politically correct reason given. ;)

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