Vorzuglich Auslese (VA) – Excellent Select
Classification given only to ideal GSDs at a certified Sieger show.
Vorzuglich (V) – Excellent
Classification given to outstanding GSDs with exemplary dentitions and strong character
Sehr Gut (SG) – Very Good
Highest classification given to GSDs under 24 months of age, or dogs of outstanding merit missing a bicuspid (premolar).
Gut (G) – Good
Classification given to typical or average graded GSds
Ausreichend (A) – Satisfactory
Classification given to GSDs that are slightly below average.
Mangelhaft (M)– Poor
Classification given to dogs of poor quality but passable character
Ungenugend (U) – Unsatisfactory
Classification given to dogs with serious character flaws, ungradable.
1st Place Champion Male of National Show
1st Place Champion Female of the National Show
Angehort- Breed surveyed (recommended for breeding)
Suitable for breeding.
(“a normal”)(A1) Normal=OFA Excellent to OFA Good
(“a fast normal”)(A2) Nearly Normal=OFA Good to OFA Fair
(“noch zugelassen”)(A3) Mild Hip Dysplasia-Only OFAs Occasionally
* – This symbol before a dog’s name means it has been appraised and approved for breeding.
a – This symbol denotes that a dog’s hips have been x-rayed and certified as acceptable for breeding. Required for Breed survey.