Video's of the routines of the Utility Dog Test at the IFR World Show 2023

The UFR is preparing some video's of the routines of the Utility Dog Test that will be organized at the IFR World Show 2023.   These video's will be published on the website of the event and will feature the protection helpers that were chosen for the test. The routines will be without stick hits.    Cfr. a former publication on this website.

To avoid all misunderstandings : participating and passing the test is not mandatory nor a necessity to obtain show results, not even for best male or female or Best Of Breed !     Passing the test is only necessary for the dog to be eligible for the title of IFR World Winner.      

Cfr. our regulations (full regulations) : 

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.

The Utility Dog Test at the IFR World Show ... some false rumours.

The IFR World Show 2023 will be organized by our Friends in France (UFR) on 15-16 april 2023 in Moisson (near Paris). 

As all know, the title of IFR Winner can only be obtained by dogs that passed the “ IFR Utility Dog Test” on the eve of the show.  

To be allowed to participate this test the dog must mandatory have passed the BH-test (“FCI-BH/VT”).

Other tests of social behaviour do not suffice for this, even not when they are recognized by a national Kennel Club.    


IFR World Show France 15 - 16 april (Moisson).

Our Friends from France (UFR) have now for some time already published a website on the event ( and I see that it is very regularly updated.   

In view of national legislation and cynologic regulations, the website holds a specific page with information for "foreign" Rottweiler Friends. Please visit it to avoid all unfortunate misunderstandings.    

For example, in order to participate in the UDT, the handler must be in possession of a special permit (licence) to do so.   This can be requested when registering the dog and then the UFR will take care of this but it must be requested and will not follow from itself. 

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