German Commands and Terminology
AD=Ausdauerprufung. Endurance test of either 12.5 miles or 20km. Obedience test following. Minimum age 16 months.
BH=Begleithundprufung. Traffic test. Obedience and temperment test. Requirement to compete in other Schutzhund competitions.
SCH=Schutzhund. The combination of tracking , obedience and protection. All three phases must have a passing score to achieve titles. Three levels. SCHI minimum age 14 months. SCH2 minimum age 16 months, SCH3 minimum age 18 months.
FH=Fahrtenhund. Advanced tracking degree.
WH=Wachund. Watchdog title. Guard test where dog protects areas and articles.
IPO=International Prufungsordung. Police organization. Titles are similar to Schutzhund titles. Three levels IPO I minimum age 14 months. IPO 2 minimum age 16 months. IPO 3 minimum age 20 months.
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