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Financial support for Ukraine dog lovers.

Facta, non verba ... we need deeds ... not words.

The IFR-Board has sent the following letter to all IFR-Delegates.

 

I don't have to tell anyone that a tragedy is taking place in Ukraine.

This war affects people and animals, including dogs.  Millions of families, countless dog owners, are homeless, on the run or can hardly be supplied with food and water.

Several organizations, and I mention the Czech Rottweiler Club as an example, are involved in collections of money and / or dog food.     This dog food then gets eg. via Polish dog lovers to the border of Ukraine but we have guesses at how the transport from there proceeds and whether this is even possible as far as certain areas are concerned.  

Our amended regulations have been published on the website.

After our successful IFR World Championships 2021, all Delegates were asked for possible suggestions to improve the organization of our activities even more.  While all the reactions were very positive and praiseworthy of the organization by our Hungarian friends, some constructive proposals followed.   These were incorporated by the Board into drafts of amended regulations for our World Championships IGP and IFH that were now, after approval, published on our website.    Cfr. our page documents.

New logo

For some time already, there was the need for a new modern logo and then one with a resolution and in a format that can be printed in large dimensions as e.g. on flags, banners, etc. ...

The Board wholeheartedly thanks Mr. Salvatore Dell'aquila for making and offering us a beautiful design (and Mrs. Mariya Kuzema for helping us with a finishing touch) and congratulates him with the result which we now proudly present as the IFR's new logo.

                                          

 

The war in Ukraine ... no Russian participation to the IFR World Show and World Championships 2022.

Dear Rottweiler Friends,

The IFR-Board, as most of us and even most of the world, is appalled by what is happening in Ukraine.   We deeply regret the bloodshed, the suffering and the damages that the Russian invasion is causing to humans, their dogs and other animals and property. 

It is correct that our Federation of Rottweiler Friends was not founded to intervene in (geo)politics.  Still, just like so many other national and international cynologic, cultural, sportive, economic, politic, etc.  … organizations and including the FCI and national kennel clubs, we cannot place or think ourselves out of the world nor be blind for reality.    

The situation goes moreover much further than just politics.    Not only does the war directly concern the existence, health and well-being of the Ukrainian Rottweiler and our Ukrainian Rottweiler Friends, it concerns us all.   Before all else we are humans, civilians, that are now confronted with the reality of a war in a friendly country, with the imminent threat of escalation towards other nations and now even with the explicit threat of a nuclear warfare that would hurt or destroy all.   

On 27 February 2022, the IFR-Board formally condemned the war and has asked all our Member Clubs to take a position.

The IFR and the situation in Ukraine

Both the Rottweiler Clubs of Russia and Ukraine are affiliated to the IFR.

Now that Russia is waging war on Ukraine, threatening the whole world with nuclear warfare and now also that some Russian Rottweiler breeders / owners / handlers are publishing messages on social media that are at least “questionable” , I have been repeatedly asked if the IFR will take a stand concerning the membership of the Rottweiler club of Russia and/or if Russian Rottweiler Friends will be allowed or not to participate IFR-events.

Believe me, the IFR-Board does not take this situation lightly !   To respect democracy, we sent our views and proposals to all Delegates of IFR Member Clubs for approval !   We have asked the Delegates to take a position as quickly as possible.  Many have already expressed their position and we will publish and communicate the final decision when we will know the will of the majority.

In the meantime, we repeat our plea to all Rottweiler Friends to show solidarity and to offer support to our Ukrainian Rottweiler Friends who are in need for shelters !    

D. Vandecasteele.

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