The IFR - social media and the JLPP problem

We refer to some posts on social media that seem to reproach the IFR for not communicating on the genetic disease JLPP.  In principle, the IFR-Board can only communicate with the Delegates from the Memberclubs and not with individual Rottweiler lovers. Some may find this regrettable, but we can and will not enter discussions on Facebook or other social media nor will we answer complex issues by manner of Facebook posts.   

This message intends to avoid all misunderstanding: it is totally wrong to assume that the IFR is ignoring the problem of JLPP and/or would suggest it to be a national German problem! To the contrary, we have refered to the high prevalence of JLPP in the German Rottweiler population as to be understood as a warning and as a wake up call for all! The closed German population was tested and this high prevalence of 21% of the tested dogs was established. If other national Rottweiler populations show this same prevalence is still unknown as these were not yet tested and so there is no documentation on this. Still, not only as an example, not only as a warning for what may already be or what may come if we are not conscious of the danger but also because we all sip from the German Rottweiler’s genepool, the IFR-Board has explicitly issued a clear warning to all and has announced its awareness.  Read more.

Letters to the IFR-Delegates

Letters to the IFR-Delegates

IFR Meetings 2017 - first invitation

To all Delegates of IFR-Memberclubs, Dear Rottweilerfriends

The IFR-World Show will be organized on 06 – 07 may 2017 in Serbia.
We will then also organize the IFR-Meetings :
 • 04.05.2017 (13.00 h) : Meeting of Breed Wardens.
 • 05.05.2017 : Meeting of Delegates, followed by the Meeting of Judges.
A formal invitation with more details and also the agenda of the Meetings will follow shortly.  Please inform the people who will represent your Club at these events so all can be present and we can have a constructive and fruitful Meeting.
With friendly greetings, D. Vandecasteele. President.

PS : to avoid all misunderstanding : the Meeting of Breed Wardens is not a meeting of breeders but of the people who are the responsibles for breeding matters for their club (this can of course also be the Memberclub's Delegate) and the Meeting of Judges is a closed meeting of all judges who are licensed to judge the Rottweiler. 

IFR-World Championship and the FCI circular 47/2016

Dear Friends,

We receive questions concerning the FCI circular 47/2016 stating that at the FCI-World Championship IPO there will be no softstick hits during the protection part.  This decision has only bearance on the FCI-World Championship, not on other IPO-trials !

This does not change the IPO-program and does not change the Regulations of the IFR : our Regulations clearly state that our IFR-World Championship is organized according to the IPO-program : with hits with the soft stick during the protection part.

These phases have indeed their meaning and their importance (!) in the context of the program and the goals of the program !

Unless and untill the IPO-Program is changed and/or legislation demands otherwise and/or the Meeting of IFR-Delegates would decide otherwise, there can and will be no deviation from the program at the IFR-World Championship : the IFR-World Championship IPO will be with hits with the soft stick.

Moreover, should there arise a question on the issue, it would be my strictly personal opinion that such a decision would rather have its place in a preparatory Meeting of Breed Wardens … .

With friendly greetings,
On behalf of the IFR-Board, D. Vandecasteele, President.

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