Elite A: The dog is rated 4 (Recommandé) and is rated for the quality of its progeny.
Elite B: The dog is not rated 4, but is rated on the quality of its progeny.
Recommandé or REC., COT. 4: The dog has earned a Cotation 4 at the Nationale d’Elevage, this entails earning an Exc. Plus in conformation, Exc. in temperament, and dys. A, dysplasia free rating).
Excellent: The dog has earned a Cotation 3 (Exc. in conformation, Exc. in temperament, and is rated dys. A).
CH T: Dog is a champion working dog.
CH B or CH.CS: (Champion conformité au standard). The dog is a breed Champion.
To be a Champion, the dog must earn a minimum of:
- 2 CAC-IB
- 1 CAC
- These must occur under three different judges
- One of the CAC has to have been won at either The Nationale d’Elevage (National Specialty Show) or The Paris Championship Show
IB: International Beauty.
Brevet, BR: Brevet de défense (French Ring level that allows the dog to continue to Ring I level).
RI, Ring I: Dog is a Ring I.
RII, Ring II: Dog is a Ring II.
RIII, Ring III: Dog is a Ring III.
RCI: Dog works in an event that includes Ring and Tracking.
PIS (Pistage): Titled Tracking dog.
BREV-MOUTONS (Brevet Moutons): Herding dog titled on sheep.
DYS A, DYS G: The dog is dysplasia free.
This Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Used in Pedigrees is
(c) 2005 C. Batson, Kennel du Berger Noir, and is used with permission.