The following commands are given with their German dog training commands equivalent and a pronunciation guide.
Command German Pronunciation
Heel Fuss foos
Sit Sitz zits
Stand Steh shtay
Stay Bleib bly’b
Down Platz plotz
Come Hier hee-er
Retrieve Bring brring
Jump Hopp hupp
Go Out Voraus for owss
Guard Wache watch-ay
Bite Packen pock-en
Let Go/Out Aus owss
Speak Gib Laut geeblout
Correction word Pfui fooey
“No” Nein nine
Good Gut gute
Track Such zook
“a” Dog’s hips have been xrayed and found acceptable. Required for Breed Survey.
“a normal” = normal hips. Equivalent to OFA Excellent.
“a fast normal” = near normal hips. Equivalent to OFA Good.
“a noch zugelassen” = still permissible. Equivalent to OFA Fair.
VA Show rating. Excellent Select title that is only awarded at the Annual Sieger Show
V Show rating. Excellent. Dog must be at least 2 years old.
SG Show rating. Very Good. Highest a dog can receive under 24 mos. old.
G Show rating. Good. Average.
A Show rating. Satisfactory. Given to below average dogs.
M Show rating. Poor.
U Show rating. Unsatisfactory. Failed.
CACIB European international champion.
SchH/IPO Working dog rating given to dogs who have passed the three tests of obedience, protection
and tracking. 1=beginner, 2=intermediate, 3=master.
AD Given to dogs who have passed an endurance test by gaiting for nine miles, given a ten minute
break, and then a simple obedience test. Required for a Breed Survey.
BH Temperament and obedience test given to qualify for Schutzhund titles. Must be completed
before competing in SchH1.
FH Tracking. 1=advanced, 2=superior.
Angehort Breed surveyed. Recommended for breeding.
KKL1 Especially recommended for breeding. Highest breed title a dog can receive.
KKL2 Suitable for breeding. These dogs may have a structural or protection fault which could be
compensated for bloodlines or working qualities. May be resurveyed and reclassified at a