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Change in the regulations for the IFR Wolrd Show

The Meeting of Delegates dd. 18.09.2019 changed the regulations for the IFR World Show, amongst others now stating that the title of World Winner can only be obtained if the dog has passed the charactertest (utility dog test) that will be organized at the occasion of the show.   As this test consists out of protection work and although we all know that this is not based on agression, to the contrary even, the IFR Board thought it opportune to add that only dogs that prior passed the BH (= FCI test of social behaviour) may participate the test.    

I am happy to inform you that no Delegates objected against this proposal and that we received nothing but very positive reactions.     The adapted text is therefore accepted, published on this website and is immediately valid.

All dogs entered in an adult class of the World Show (starting as of intermediate class but excluding veteran class) can be entered to participate the “utility dog test”.  However, on the day of this test, only dogs of whom evidence is provided that they have prior successfully passed the FCI Companion Dog Test (= BH) will be allowed to participate the test.

Participation to the test is however not mandatory and yes or not participating and/or passing the test cannot and may not influence the grading and placing of the dog during the IFR World Show nor the possibility to be declared best male or female and/or Best In Show and/or to be awarded a CAC or CACIB if those certificates are issued at the show.      However, regardless and independent of the official show results and titles, the title of IFR World Winner can only be awarded to a male and a female that has participated and passed the “utility dog test”.

Again a step forward in the promotion of the Rottweiler as a utility breed that deserves its rightful place in our human society !!!

IFR World Show 2021

The event will be organized by the Rottweiler Club in France, Union Française pour  le Rottweiler (UFR) on 15 and 16 may 2021.

We hear that a website on the event will shortly be availabe but at this moment, all information can already be found on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/IFR2021/

Please check this information.     It does not only hold details on the organization (entry form etc....) but also essential information on national legislation and on the national conditions that must be fulfilled to be allowed to participate the character test (Utility Dog Character Test) that is needed to be eligible for the title of World Winner (cfr. also our IFR show regulations). 

 

Passing of Mr. Gabor Haas - our condoleances.

We learned of the passing of Mr. Gabor Haas.  He was the former president of the Hungarian Rottweiler Club that was originally the member of the IFR and also a Rottweiler specialist judge.    With him, we lose an ardent lover and defender of our beloved breed. On behalf of all Rottweiler enthusiasts, I offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Awareness of genetic diseases : NAD and LEMP

Dear Friends,

The fact that canine breeds are affected with genetic diseases is long known (1).  However, for a long time, the Rottweiler world gave only attention to HD and ED and contrary to the growing awareness in other breeds, we hardly considered the existence of other genetic diseases and the degree of their presence in our breed.   Even the publication by the FCI of it’s “International Breeding Strategies” and it’s warning for the consequences of a reduced genetic diversity in canine breeds, was mostly ignored.          

Proposal to forbid all protection work in dog sports (France)

Dear Friends,

You may have learned of the proposal in France to forbid all protection work in canine sports.    As this would touch the core of all utility breeds, the IFR Board has reacted on this.

Under these links you will find the letter that was send to our French Rottweiler Friends to be distributed to their members of parliament and all others concerned : French / English.

We will follow up on this and will keep you informed.

I am convinced that the French member club of the IFR would appreciate the support of your national club too.    For this, please contact it’s Delegate, Mrs. M. Makomasky

With friendly greetings,

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