IFR World Championships IGP and IFH 2020 - postponed - Covid-19

Dear Rottweiler Friends,

First of all, I hope that you and your family are in perfect health.

The COVID-19 pandemy is far from over and it’s implications on our daily lives are still hard.    Although it fortunately seems that the situation is more and more under control, the health risk is still prominently present and restrictions on events where people meet are only very slowly lifting.   

Therefore, we were forced to make a decision concerning the IFR World Championships IGP and IFH that were scheduled for October 2020 in Hungary.

Before all else, we can and will not take chances with human lives and the quality of lives !     Besides this, there is the fact that dogsporters cannot train nor compete.   Clubs cannot organize selection trials.   In some countries, this will be the case for the whole or at least a major part of 2020.  It is uncertain when restrictions will be lifted on organizing and participating events where large groups of people meet.  We also do not know if all restrictions for traveling abroad and return home will be fully lifted by October and we hear that in some countries this may very well not be the case, … . 

In these circumstances, although our heart goes out to all those who were looking forward to participate or attend, the IFR-Board found it reasonably impossible to organize the World Championship IGP / IFH 2020.    

We discussed the situation with our Member Clubs of Hungary, France and Czech Republik and have decided to reschedule the events for the following years as follows

  • 2021               World Championships IGP/IFH    Hungary
  • 2022               World Championships IGP/IFH    France
  • 2023               World Championships IGP/IFH    Czech Republik.


We look forward to these sportive and successful World Championships and hope to welcome you there in large numbers … and especially in good health !!

Take care of yourselves and one another !!

On behalf of the IFR-Board,

With friendly greetings,

D. Vandecasteele.