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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!!

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I was about to say until I saw the date.... What the crap are you doing giving advice on IPO club equipment if you don't even know what IPO is lol

LOL I thought the same thing....isn't it amazing how much people learn with time and experience!

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