thats not quite what I was talking about, I know what that stuff is, its the letters that every AKC dog has, not the titles. I had noticed the SE and the SF on some dogs with somewhat foreign names as opposed to the typical SN and SM and was really wondering if it had any indication of the country where that dog was possibly born or perhaps it doesnt. But I know what the titles and stuff are.
For example, I was researching a weimaraner pedigree and there were some SF and SE in front of the number instead of the regular SN, SM. Weimaraners do not compete for earth dog titles as the SE on the titles page might indicate and it also doesnt explain the SF.
The "S" for sporting is reasonable enough. I am just curious about that stray letter. I seen the SF on a dog whose name was very much not an American name. And also saw and the SE on what sounded like an English type name and wondered if it had something to do with origin of that particular dog, it may just be coincidence. I am sure AKC denotes imported dogs with some kind of different number to keep track of who is imported and who isnt at a glance and am just wondering if thats it. Its really not a big deal or anything but more of a trivia thing that will bug me until I figure it out.
I'm gonna guess, no..that the second letter doesnt refer to their country of heritage. All of my dogs are from american lines, no imports. All of them have a different second letter from TR, TM, TP, etc. The Beagle is out of an import, and the letters of the registration dont reference in any way the coutry they came from. Maybe have to write AKC now and ask ... you have me wondering, lol.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 1/26/2007 6:21:05 AM*** Reason: need sleep cant ype