Just what do all those letters in front of and behind a dogs name mean?
Ch.: This means that the dog is an AKC champion
AM/Eng Ch.: Means that the dog is an American and English Champion
Int.Ch.: International Champion
BIS : The dog is an All Breed Best In Show winner
BISS: A Specialty Best In Show winner. Specialties are usually fairly prestigious shows for that particular breed only.
ROM : Register of Merit. This title means that the dog has either sired at east 10 AKC champion offspring, or if a female, has produced at least 5 AKC champions.
CD: Obedience title meaning Companion Dog. Won by competing in AKC Obedience trials
CDX: Companion Dog Excellent. This is one step above CD
UD: Utility Dog. Another step up from CDX
UDX: Utility Dog Excellent. Still better than UD
TD: Tracking Dog. A dog that has been awarded a tracking degree by competing in AKC tracking trials
More to come