Show Gradings

(to be read in conjunction  with the Breed Standard, Teeth and Jaw faults (slides) and the Judge's directives)

VA (SA)

Vorzglich Auslese

Excellent Select awarded at the National Breed show only if an official SV judge officiates. Awarded to the best dogs and bitches over 24 months and who meet the strictest Breed Standard requirements regarding construction, appearance, temperament and breeding. This includes the official "A" stamp (hips approved for breeding) on the pedigree.  Male dogs and Bitches not in possession of a Federation recognised Breed Survey are not eligible for this award. Both male dogs and bitches must faultless teeth without gaps. Male dogs do require at minimum a training qualification of SchH1 for this award. Male dogs and  bitches have to participate in a full courage test and obtain a "courage, hardness and fighting spirit" rating of  " pronounced " .
V

Vorzglich

Excellent awarded to dogs and bitches over 24 months of age who meet the strictest Breed Standard requirements regarding construction, appearance, temperament and breeding, including the official "A" stamp on the pedigree. (To be awarded a "V" grading at the National show  bitches have to participate in a full courage test and obtain a "courage, hardness and fighting spirit" rating of at least " presentĒ. Male dogs have to participate in a full courage test and obtain a "courage, hardness and fighting spirit" rating of " pronounced" )
SG

Sehr Gut

Very Good awarded to male dogs and bitches over the age of 12 months and who meet the Breed standard in most requirements regarding construction, appearance, temperament and breeding. (This is the highest qualification males dogs and bitches in the age group 12 to 24 months can be awarded)
G

Gut

Good awarded to male dogs and bitches over the age of 12 months with small failures regarding construction, appearance and temperament but largely meet the Breed standard or to dogs that have  as yet not sufficiently developed.
A

Ausreichend

Sufficient awarded to male dogs and bitches over the age of 12 months with noticeable faults in construction and appearance or those that show a negative response to a gunshot at the day of the show..
U

Ungengend

Insufficient awarded to male dogs and bitches that are gunshot shy or show typical signs of having temperament problems or do possess faults which exclude them from the breed programme.

Show Certificates

 (Males dogs and bitches from 6 to 12 months of age)

VP Very Promising awarded to male dogs and bitches that show the potential for receiving "V" gradings at a later stage.
P Promising awarded to male and bitches with a potential of "SG"
LP Less Promising awarded to male dogs and bitches who at this stage not considered to become "SG" or higher graded quality animals