Titles & Ratings of Zwinger Von HartzLieb Dogs

Titled German Shepherd Dog

Yenni SG IPO 1 KKL, Exceptional German import, SZ German pink paper pedigree

Height and Weight Standard (preferred):


wither height: 60 cm – 65 cm or 23 – 5/8″ – 25 – 1/2″

weight: 30 kg – 40 kg or 66 lbs – 88 lbs


wither height: 55 cm – 60 cm or 21 – 5/8″ – 23 – 5/8″

weight: 22 kg – 32 kg or 48.5 lbs – 70.5 lbs
Titles & Ratings

 VA Vorzuglich Auslese - Excellent Select:
Given only to a group of outstanding select German shepherds at a Sieger show.

V Vorzuglich - Excellent:
Outstanding German shepherds with full dentitions and good character.

SG Sehrgut - Very Good:
Highest grade possible for dogs under 24 months of age or dogs of outstanding merit missing a premolar.

G Gut - Good:
Really about average, given to typical but not exceptional animals.

A Ausreichend - Satisfactory:
Given to below average dogs.

M Mangelhaft - Poor:
Poor quality dogs but of tolerable character.

U Ungenugend - Unsatisfactory:
Given to dogs with faulty character or serious faults, ungraded.

Excellent 24 months:
A dog of exceptional merit with no major failings in type with correct proportions. Correct bite and faultless detention but double P 1s.

Very Good 12 months:
A dog of very well above average type and construction or of excellent construction but with one of the following: scissors bit but not quite correct, missing 1 P 1, missing one incisor, slightly level bite, badly worn teeth not from age, height and character as for Excellent.

Good 12 months:
A dog of about average age merit in terms of type and construction but with one of the following: missing 2 P 1s, missing 1 P 1 and an incisors missing 2 incisors, missing 1 P 2. Maximum Height - Male 67 cm. Maximum Height - Female 62 cm. Minimum Height and character as for Excellent.

Satisfactory 12 months:
A dog of average merit, type and construction but with one of the following: missing 1 P 3, missing 1 P 2 plus and incisors, missing 1 P 2 and 1 P 2, missing 2 P 2s. Maximum Height as for Good. Minimum Height and character as for Excellent.

Ungraded 12 months:
A dog well below average merit, missing more teeth or combinations not listed in higher grades. Overshot, undershot or wry mouth. Cryptorchids (uni-orbi-lateral). Nervous or vicious character. Height ranges outside of those for Good.

Terms and Definitions

Breed surveyed (recommended for breeding) 

Koerklasse 1:
(KKL 1) Especially recommended for breeding
Koerklasse 2:
(KKL 2) Suitable for breeding. Dog may have a structural or protection work fault which could be compensated for bloodlines or working qualities. May be resurveyed and reclassified at a later date.

( * ):
This symbol before a dog's name means it has been surveyed and approved for breeding.

Dog's hips have been x-rayed and certified acceptable. Required for Breed survey.

Landesgruppen (Regional ) Show. There are approximately 1500 German shepherd dog clubs in Germany and these are under the jurisdiction of the 15 Landesgruppen clubs. The LG shows are larger than the local shows and the judging and rating requirements are stricter. Landesgruppen Sieger and Siergerin titles are awarded.

A European International Champion.

(Schutzhund) For dogs who have passed the examinations for obedience, protection and tracking. The titles 1, 2 and 3 denote how advanced the training tests were. The dog must have at least a SchH 1/IPO 1 to be Breed Surveyed.

(Ausdauerpruefung) The dogs passed an endurance test by gaiting approximately six miles per hour for about nine miles with a ten minute rest halfway, and a simple Obedience Test at the end. A requirement for the Breed Survey.

(Herdengebrauchshund) Herding Dog


(Polizei Hund) Police Dog

(Fahrten Hund) Tracking Dog

(Begleitungshund) Temperament and obedience examinations to qualify for Schutzhund titles. This must be completed before competing for SchH 1.

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