AD: Endurance test.
ADRK: Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
AWDF: American Working Dog Federation. This world canine organization aims to promote and protect cynology and purebred dogs.
BH: Begleithunde (Companion Dog) Obedience and Traffic Sure. This is an obedience and temperament test.
BST: Breed Suitability Test. This test is an evaluation of a dog's temperament, character and working ability. It consists of a critique comparing the dog to the FCI standard and a temperament test. The temperament test consists of testing the dog for composure with loud noises (gunshots) and in crowds as well as an abbreviated SchI test that includes defense of the handler and a courage test.
FCI: Federation Cynologique International, a world canine organization.
IPO: A working title based on International Schutzhund Trial rules. There are three levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. These are noted by IPO I, IPO II and IPO III.
Schutzhund: Schutzhund (meaning "protection dog") is a dog sport composed of three parts - tracking, obedience and protection work. The dog and handler must pass all three parts at the same trial in order to earn a Schutzhund title. There are three levels of Schutzhund, denoted by a SchH I, SchH II or SchH III.
USRC: United States Rottweiler Club.