Champion Titles & Challenge Certificates

VDH-Europasieger-Show

Protected by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH)

  • CACIB
  • Title “VDH European Winner” (*)
  • Title “VDH European Junior Winner”
  • Title “VDH European Veteran Winner”
  • Challenge certificate for the title “German Champion (VDH)”
  • Challenge certificate for the title “German Junior Champion (VDH)”
  • Challenge certificate for the title “German Veteran Champion (VDH)”

(* The title “VDH European Winner”, entitles to start in the Champion class together with a challenge certificate for a champion title gained at a different show.

Only at the VDH European Winner Show in Dortmund:

  • Challenge certificates for the title “German Champion (VDH)” are counted double
  • Reserve challenge certificates for the title “German Champion (VDH)” are each valued as a regular challenge certificate

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Frühjahrssieger Show

International Show for all breeds of dog protected by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and the Verband fuer das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH)

  • CACIB
  • Title “Spring Winner”
  • Title “Spring Junior Winner”
  • Title “Spring Veteran Winner”
  • Challenge Certificate for the title ”German Champion (VDH)“
  • Challenge Certificate for the title ”German Junior Champion (VDH)“
  • Challenge Certificate for the title ”German Veteran Champion (VDH)“

Title: “VDH Winner of the Year”

The title “VDH Winner of the Year” will be awarded to those dogs that awarded at least four CACIBs within the course of a calendar year – at least two of them at two different VDH show weekends (VDH-Europasieger- and Frühjahrssieger Show / Bundessieger- and Herbstsieger Show / German Winner Show and International Show / VDH Annual Trophy- and International Show) and at least two awarded at other International shows in Germany.

The title “VDH Winner of the Year” entitles to start in the Champion class. Applications can be made free of charge to the VDH.

Please submit the following documents for the application:

  • Copies of the four judge report forms
  • Copy of the pedigree
  • Details of the owner with current address (will be entered on the title certificate)

Verband fuer das Deutsche Hundewesen
Frau Schulte
Westfalendamm 174
44141 Dortmund
E-Mail: schulte[at]vdh[.]de

The following prizes are awarded by the VDH:

A certificate is awarded to each

  • VDH European Winner 2019
  • VDH European Junior Winner 2019
  • VDH European Veteran Winner 2019
  • Spring Winner 2019
  • Spring Junior Winner 2019
  • Spring Veteran Winner 2019

A trophy is awarded to each

  • VDH European Winner 2019
  • VDH European Junior Winner 2019
  • VDH European Veteran Winner 2019

A rosette is awarded to each

  • Spring Winner 2019
  • Spring Junior Winner 2019
  • Spring Veteran Winner 2019
  • Best Veteran of the VDH European Winner Show 2019 as well as of the International Show 2019 (handing out in the preliminary contest ring)
  • Best of Breed of the VDH European Winner Show 2019 as well as the International Show 2019 (handing out in the preliminary contest ring)


There are different places for the distribution of the trophies and rosettes. Further information you can find on the relevant trophy and/or rosette vouchers which you get together with your judge’s report from the relevant ring steward.

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