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What are those initials in front of and in
back of the names?
The letters that you may see in front of a dogs
registered name indicate an AKC title. Here are a few:
||Champion - Dogs must acquire 15 points
in conformation dog shows to receive the title of Champion.
||Field Champion - A prestigious award
for doing what Labradors do, retrieving.
||American Field Champion -
A prestigious award that designates that the award is "American".
||Dual Champion - A dog with CH can
obtain a DC after is has also been awarded the title of FC.
||Triple Champion - A dog with DC who
has obtained Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH), Tracking Champion (CT), or
Agility Champion (MACH).
Here are a few suffixes that you might see behind
a Labrador's registered name.
||Companion Dog - An
Obedience title won after receiving qualifying scores in at least three
"novice" obedience trials.
||Companion Dog Excellent -
An Obedience title won after receiving qualifying scores in at least three
"open" obedience trials.
||Junior Hunter - The dog
must receive qualifying scores at 4 licensed tests.
||Senior Hunter - Must
receive qualifying scores at 5 licensed tests. If the dog already has
received a JH, the dog need only qualify 4 times.
||Master Hunter - Must
receive qualifying scores at 6 licensed tests. If the dog already has
received a SH, the dog need only qualify 5 times.