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Old 05-15-2010, 03:23 PM
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Dog forum shorthand sticky

Ok...let's start by posting the abbriviations here as we think of them or come across them. If we get enough, hopefully we can get the powers that be to create a sticky out of them near the top of the threads (maybe along with the introductions thread?).

GSD - German Shepard Dog
PB - Pit Bull
PBM - Pit Bull Mix
JRT - Jack Russel Terrier
IMO & IMHO - In My Opinion & In My Humble Opinion
OP - Original Poster

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I like PB as pure bred APBT for am pit bull terrier, etc lol but thats just me. Definitely great idea..sometimes I stare at the screen for minutes just to figure out what is said
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AAC - Agility Association of Canada
AKC - American Kennel Club
CKC - Canadian Kennel Club
NADAC - North American Dog Agility Council
UKC - United Kennel Club (USA)
USDAA - United States Dog Agility Association

Obedience Titles
CD - Companion Dog (AKC, CKC)
CDX - Companion Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
CT - Champion Tracker (a dog with a TD, TDX and VST) (AKC)
OTCh - Obedience Trial Champion (prefix) (AKC, CKC)
TD - Tracking Dog (AKC, CKC)
TDX - Tracking Dog Excellent (AKC, CKC)
U-CD - Companion Dog (prefix) (UKC)
U-CDX - Companion Dog Excellent (prefix) (UKC)
U-UD - Utility Dog (prefix) (UKC)

UD - Utility Dog (AKC, CKC)
UDT - Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog title (AKC)
UDTX - Utility Dog title with a Tracking Dog Excellent title (AKC)
UDX - Utility Dog Excellent (AKC)
UDVST - Utility Dog title with a Variable Surface Tracking title (AKC)
VST - Variable Surface Tracking (AKC)

Other Dog-Related Acronyms
ACVO - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
CERF - Canine Eye Registry Foundation
DJ - Directed Jumping
DOR - Drop on Recall
F8 - Figure Eight
HD - Hip Displasia (sometimes CHD)
OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
ROF - Retrieve on the Flat
ROH - Retrieve over the High Jump
ROM - Register of Merit

Miscellaneous Titles
CG - Certificate of Gameness (American Working Terrier Assn)
CGC - Canine Good Citizen Certificate

CGN - Canine Good Neighbour (CKC)
CH - Champion (prefix)
HIC - Herding Instinct Certified

HIT - Herding Instinct Tested
TD - Therapy Dog
TDI - Therapy Dog International
TT - Temperment Tested by ATTS (or other official organizations)

Some breed acronyms:
BC - Border Collie
CBR - Chesapeake Bay Retriever
CCR - Curly-coated Retriever
FCR - Flat-coated Retriever
GD - Great Dane
GR - Golden Retriever
GSD - German Shepherd Dog
GSP - German Shorthaired Pointer
GWP - German Wirehaired Pointer
LR - Labrador Retriever
OES - Old English Sheepdog
PBGV - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
PWC - Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Abreviations and Acronyms

Welcome... here is a list of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms that you may find helpful when reading posts on the forum.... feel free to add more
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"mix" is typically represented as an "x" as in Pit bull X.
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NACSW- National Association of Canine Nosework
ORT- Odor Recognition Test
CNWI-Certified Nosework Instructor
MWD- Military Working Dog
JAM- Judges Award of Merit
HIT- (AKC) High In Trial
HSIT- Highest Score In Trial
BIS- Best In Show
RBIS- Reserve Best In Show
BISS- Best In Specialty Show
MBIS- Multi Best In Show

More titles-
CGCA-AKC Canine Community Canine
S.T.A.R. Puppy- AKC Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility
RN- AKC Rally Novice
RA- AKC Rally ADvanced
RE-AKC Rally Excellent
RAE- AKC Rally Advanced Excellent
UOR1- UKC Rally Obedience Level 1
UOR2- UKC Rally Obedience Level 2
UOR3- UKC Rally Obedience Level 3
NW1- NACSW Nosework Level 1
NW2-NACSW Nosework Level 2
NW3-NACSW Nosework Level 3
GCH- AKC Grand Champion

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Here are a few more;

EBD: English Bulldog
OEBD: Olde English Bulldog (not the same as EBD)
ABD: American Bulldog (not the same as EBD)

BOB: Best of Breed
BOS: Best of Show
BOO: Best of Opposite

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Training or Behaviour related:

CC = Counter conditioning, sometimes (rarely) classical conditioning
RG, RGing = Resource guarding
SA = separation anxiety
DS = Desensitization
DA, DR = Dog aggressive/reactive
HA, HR = Human aggressive/reactive
BF = Barrier frustration
+R, +P, -R, -P = quadrant short forms for positive reinforcement, positive punishment, negative reinforcement, negative punishment (in that order). More info in the sticky on quadrants.
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OC: Operant Conditioning
CU- Control Unleashed, book/video by Leslie McDevitt, a general approach that involves teaching dog (and handler) to remain relaxed in various situations, and to re-frame the scary/stressful situations into "games" that are familiar and not stressful.
LAT: Look At That, a game in CU that helps a dog deal with scary or overstimulating situations.
BAT: Behavior Adjustment Treatment, approach by Grisha Stewart of Ahimsa Dog Training, that incorporates the use of positive reinforcement and counter-conditioning to change aggressive behavior.
DACVB: Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, continuing education required
CAAB: Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
, continuing education required
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