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 !!!