FCI-ban on stick hits ... also for IFR World Championship + Utility Dog Test at the IFR World Show
As we are all aware, the FCI has decided that all stick hits are banned from the IGP-program. We will all have our personal opinions about this decision - as do I - but it seems pointless to enter this discussion.
Since our IGP World Championships are organized on the basis of the FCI program, it is clear that – unless the FCI would in the future decide otherwise again – all stick hits are from now on a thing of the past at the IFR-World Championships too.
Part of our efforts to preserve the qualities of the utility breed was however also the addition to our show regulations that the title of IFR World Winner can only be obtained by dogs that have proven to possess the natural drives of the utility dog.