As of January 1, 2012 there will be no more Schutzhund.
The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) is the international “kennel club” of which all major dog organizations are members.
Currently in the world of schutzhund-like trials and testing you can earn these titles with your dog: IPO (International Prufungorden), SchH (Schutzhund), and VPG (Vielseitigkeitsprüfung für Gebrauchshunde); and I am sure a few others from different countries. As of today the IPO and SchH titles are very similar with only small differences. SchH is the standard of the SV (Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde) and the German Shepherd Dog.
The FCI is standardizing the schuthund-like events to an international standard, in doing so there will be no more SchH and VPG titles only IPO titles.
I have many schutzhund dogs, but in the future my newly titles dogs will be IPO dogs…..???? It just doesn’t sound the same.