Over the years, I have received feedback from customers letting me know that they don't fully understand all of the titles associated with AKC or UKC pedigrees. When reviewing our dog's pedigrees, you will notice that we carefully select some of the country's best bloodlines for our breedings.
American Kennel Club (Field Trials)
Field trials are different from hunt tests; the dogs will compete against each other.
(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place & JAMs placements awarded.)
There are two categories of Field Trials: OPEN & AMATEUR
NFC – National Field Champion
FC – Field Champion
NAFC – National Amateur Field Champion
AFC – Amateur Field Champion
Non-Titles (seen at the end of names)
QAA or QA2 – Qualified All-Age – dog has passed enough qualifying and has the points to compete in the Open or Amateur field trials
American Kennel Club (Hunt Tests)
MNH – Master National Hunter — must pass the Master National 3 times to earn the title. If a number follows the title (MNH4 or MNH5), that particular dog passed the Nationals, the number indicated many times.
MH – Master Hunter — Top Level AKC title
SH — Senior Hunter — Intermediate Level Hunt Test
JH — Junior Hunter — Entry Level Hunt test
Note: Some dogs may have the title MNR, which is also a significant accomplishment. The Master National Retriever Club awards it to dogs that have passed the Master National 2 times.
United Kennel Club / Hunting Retriever Club (Hunt Tests)
UKC has a points-based system. Along with specific levels of tests. You will notice within our website dogs with "Honorable 500 point Club", an example of the UKC point system.
HOF-Hall of Fame 4 Grand Hunt Passes & 1000 Championship Points
GRHRCH – Grand Hunting Retriever Champion — Top Level UKC/HRC title
HRCH – Hunting Retriever Champion — Finished Level Hunt test
HR — Hunting Retriever — Seasoned Level Hunt Test
SHR — Started Hunting Retriever — Started Level Hunt test
UH — Upland Hunting Retriever
Canadian & British Field Trial Titles
CNFC – Canadian National Field Champion
CFC – Canadian Field Champion
FTCH – Field Trial Champion (United Kingdom title)