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The IFR World Championships 2021 - what an event, what a feast !!!

We look back on a truly great event, both the IFR World Championship IFH I II and the World Championship IGP III.   The organization offered optimal circumstances, both on the tracking fields and the B/C trial field, and we fully enjoyed it, expectant but relaxed and with an unmatched sense of sportmanship.

On behalf of the IFR, I offer my sincere thanks to our Hungarian Rottweiler Friends.     Until very shortly before the event, the risk was still very real that new measures to stop the COVID-19 pandemic might have prevented the IFR World Championships 2021 to take place.   This would have meant that a very important investment would have gone lost : an investment in time, efforts and finances.   I therefore thank the Hungarian club from all my heart for its courage and willingness to go through with the organization and for all its dedication, efforts and hard work to give us the chance to show and enjoy the Rottweiler where he belongs : on the working field.

The reward was enormous.    Imagine 75 Rottweilers and their handlers standing under their national flags, attentive to their national hymns, showing not the slightest sign of fear, mistrust or aggression to man nor dog, their heads held high and with nobility, their ears and eyes very clearly aware and attentive of their surroundings but standing calm, steady and proud.  Dogs that we saw at work - on the track and on the trial field - with endurance and intelligence, strong in body but yet fast and agile.  Dogs that performed with purposefull dedication, with a high drive to work and high will to please, with strong drives and powerfull reactions and courageous dominant answers to threats but always controlled and able to change from high to low drives and back again.    We had seen these dogs come off the sleeve and immediately mingle with the crowds, selfconfidently accepting praise and reward from and amidst strangers.

It gave me gooseflesh.   It made us proud !!!

I therefore congratulate but especially thank all competitors, not just the World Champions but all competitors in all three competitions without any exceptions and regardless of the results they obtained, to help carry the flag of the IFR over the whole globe and spread the message that the Rottweiler is a true working dog, in body, heart and soul, a dog with all the characteristics we look for in a strong utility breed and that at the same time deserves its place in human society …

My congratulations, my thanks … and see you next year in France !!!

IFR events 2022 - 2024

The minutes of the Meeting of Delegates dd. 13.10.2021 have not yet been approved and signed.  

However, given that rumours are already circulating, I would like to emphasise the following.

The IFR activities will be organized in the following years as follows: 

News from Hungary, Meeting of the Delegates, new IFR-Members, election of the Board.

The Meeting of the Delegates of 13.10.2021 warmly welcomed the following Clubs as full members of the Federation : Bolivia - Italy (SIR) - Slovakia - Ukraine.

The whole IFR-Board was unanimously re-elected and two additional members were added : Mrs. Makomaski (France) and Mr. L. Fekete (Hungary)

More news, incl. the adaption of the Constitution, will be published shortly.

Update of the list of judges

It was recently brought to our attention that the list of judges published on the IFR-website is not up to date.

Please be aware that it is NOT the IFR-Board that decides on the updates of the list (unless there would be blatant harmdoing for the breed).  

The list mentions the judges that the IFR Member Clubs recognize and recommend as to be Rottweiler specialist judges and the Board will update the list only at the request of the Delegates of our Member Clubs, not on its own initiative.    We have after all no knowledge of national decisions to give or take licences to/from judges.

The Delegates may at all times send us the wanted changes or updates.

Winners of IFR World show 2016

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    Youth World Winner 2016

    Olburd Salivan

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    Youth World Winner 2016

    Gaya Unserbund

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    World Winner 2016

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World IPO III Championship 2016

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    1st place Winner Dmitry Dudukin (Russia)

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    Team Winner Russia

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Frequenly Asked Questions

The Rottweiler is a medium to large size, stalwart dog, neither heavy nor light and neither leggy nor weedy. His correctly proportioned, compact and powerful build leads to the conclusion of great strength, agility and endurance.
The length of the body, measured from the point of the sternum (breast-bone) to the ischiatic tuberosity, should not exceed the height at the withers by, at most, 15%.
Good-natured, placid in basic disposition and fond of children, very devoted, obedient, biddable and eager to work. His appearance is natural and rustic, his behaviour self-assured, steady and fearless. He reacts to his surroundings with great alertness.