Under a companion dog is understood according to the guidelines of the VDH ( Association of the German Kennel ) a dog , the lowest level in a multilevel system of education has reached. Taking the companion dog test can be understood as an entrance test for participation in dog sport tests within the VDH. These exams can only be taken by members who belong to an association that is affiliated with the VDH. Before the start of the exam, the dog handler must pass a written test .
In addition, the term service dog is used to categorize dogs according to their use. The companion dog here is a dog whose primary task is to accompany its keeper (owner). This term also includes dog breeds that were bred for this use. There is also talk of companion and companion dogs.
- Category: FCI Group 9 Society and Service Dogs