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German Shepherd Dog Pedigree Terms, Notations and Translations


Official German pedigrees and kör reports for the German Shepherd Dog will contain some common words and terminology referring to the dog's physical description, hip status, conformation rating, breed survey, and other evaluations. This list contains some of the more common terms and their associated English translation.


German
English
a6 foreign country
abfallende sloping
abgelehnt rejected
abstammung origin, descent, ancestry
abzeichen (a) markings
'a' fast normal almost normal hips
alter age
'a' noch zugelassen still permissible hips
'a' normal normal hips
anschrift postal address
aufbeisser level bite
augen eyes
ausdruck character, expression
ausgeglichene even, balanced
ausgeprägt pronounced
behaarung coat, hair
betont markedly, pronounced
bildung development
blau blue, slate grey
braun (b) brown
braungelb (bg) brown/tan
breit (br) wide
bruder brother
brust chest
brustfleck spot on chest
deutscher schäeferhund german shepherd
dunkel dark
dürfte should
ellenbogen elbows
eltern parents
enger (eng) narrow
etwas slightly
farbe (farbig) color
fehler faults
fehlerhaft faulty
fest solid, firm
festgefügt firmly built
flüssige fluid
gang gait
gänge motion
gefleckt spotted
gelb (g) tan
gelbgrau (ggr) tan/grey
feneigte sloped
gepräge structure
gerade straight
geradetretend straight gaiting
geröntgte x-rayed
geschlect sex
geschwister siblings
gestreckt long
gestreift brindled
gewinkelt angulated
gewolkt (gew) clouded, mixed colors
glanz lustrous
glatthaarig smooth coated
grau grey/sable
graugelb (grg) grey/tan
gross big, large, tall
gross eltern grandparents
grosse ohren large ears
grösse size
gut good
haar hair, coat
hals neck, throat
haltung carriage, posture
härte hardness
hd befund hip dysplasia status
hell (helle) light
hinterhand hindquarters, rear
hinterläufe hind legs
hoden testicles
höhe height
hoher high
inzucht linebreeding
jung young
junger hund young dog
junges puppies
kampf fight
kampftrieb fighting drive
kb breed survey report
kind (kinder) progeny
kippohr(en) soft ear tip(s)
klein small
knochen bone
knockenkraft bone strength
kopf head
kopfabz head markings
körzeichen suitable for breeding
kräftig strong
kraftvolle powerful
kruppe croup
kurz short
lage placement, position
länge length
langhaarig long haired
lässt lets
läufe legs
lebensfrische joy of life
leichter slight
lende haunches
link left
lobende erwähnung highly recommended
mangelhaft passable, mediocre
maske mask
mittelgross medium size
mut courage
mutter mother
nachschub follow through
nahezu nearly, almost
nase nose, muzzle
nicht mehr ZT no longer allowed to breed
oberarm forearm
oberschlachtig overshot bite
ohren ears
pfoten paws
raumgreifende far reaching
raumschaffende ground covering
recht right
rüchen back
rückenlinie topline
rüde male
rute tail
sattel saddle
schärfe sharpness
scheu shy
schildspannstellung (schildsp) ear(s) that lean toward the center of the skull
schlappohr floppy, lab like ear
schöne beautiful
schulter shoulder
schulterhöhe shoulder height
schusscheu gun shy
schwarz (s) black
schwester sister
sehr gut very good
sicher soundness, confidence
steiler steep
straff firm
sv german shepherd dog registry/club of germany
sz sv registration number
taetowier nr tattoo number
trab trot, trotting
trocken dry
unbekannt unknown
und and
unterbrechung break
ur-gross eltern great grand parents
vater father
verbindung mating
verfassung temperament
verhalten behavior
verhältniss proportion
vor before
vorne front
vorderbrust forechest
voderhand forequarters
vorderpfote forepaw
vortitt front stride
vorzüglich excellent
weiche ohren soft ears
weiss (w) white
welp (welpen) puppy (puppies)
wesen temperament
widerrist withers
winkelung, winkelanlagen angulations
wirksamer effective
wurf litter
wurfjahr year the litter was born
wurfstärke number of pups in the litter
wurftag date of birth
zahn teeth, dention
zucht bewertung (zb) breeding value
zuchter breeder
zur zucht nicht zugelassen not to be used for breeding
zuchttauglicheitsprüfung (ZTP) breed suitability test


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