Latest News

BSL - Galicia, Spain

Social media are buzzing with the news that at a show in Galicia (Spain), all Rottweilers had to be shown with a muzzle.     

The Spanish legislation is breed specific (BSL) and qualifies the Rottweiler to be one of 13 "dangerous breeds" (sic).     The Galician police has now for the first time enforced the law at a dog show but probably not for the last time.       

Sad, very sad ... inacceptable ... but a reality for which we cannot be blind ! 

IFR World Show 2021

We hear from the UFR, Rottweiler club from France, that the IFR World Show 2021 will be organized on 15 and 16 May 2021.   The judges who will be invited are Mr. S. Trebschuh (Germany), Mr. G. O'Shea (Sweden), Mr. P. Pujal Pras (Spain) and Mrs. M. Makomaski (France).  

At the occasion of the event, there will also be a judge's meeting for which all judges, licenced to judge the Rottweiler breed, will be invited.   

More details will follow timely.   We wish our French friends (and us all) a successful organization.

Letter of Commitment - a follow up.

All Member Clubs have received a draft of a Letter of Commitment with the request to complete it and return it to the Board before the end of januari 2020.  The commitment that is requested, is nothing more than the commitment for a clear and full respect of all constitutional obligations that come with IFR-membership.   It is therefore essential for the IFR but above all for the future of our beloved Rottweiler.

Until now, the following Member Clubs have already confirmed that they commit themselves to respect the conditions for IFR - Membership and thus to support the means and goals of our Federation : Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Lithania, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, USRC, The Netherlands.   

We await all other Member clubs to also confirm their will for an international cooperation and so to achieve the goals of the IFR.

Character test at the IFR World Show - the routines

Dear Rottweiler Friends,

The news that the title of World Winner can only be awarded to a dog that passed a character test on the day before the show was very well received and was even loudly applauded as it is a rule meant to recognize, preserve and reward the complete Rottweiler.

Of course, being a novelty, questions arose as to what participants must expect when they enter their dogs for the test.  

Winners of IFR World show 2016

  • image team
    Youth World Winner 2016

    Olburd Salivan

  • image team
    Youth World Winner 2016

    Gaya Unserbund

  • image team
    World Winner 2016

    Toti Black Alliusion

  • image team
    World Winner 2016 BOB

    Fila vom Hause Milacic

World IPO III Championship 2016

  • image team
    Cid vom Rottberg

    1st place Winner Dmitry Dudukin (Russia)

  • image team
    Team Winner Russia

Our Sponsors

Frequenly Asked Questions

The Rottweiler is a medium to large size, stalwart dog, neither heavy nor light and neither leggy nor weedy. His correctly proportioned, compact and powerful build leads to the conclusion of great strength, agility and endurance.
The length of the body, measured from the point of the sternum (breast-bone) to the ischiatic tuberosity, should not exceed the height at the withers by, at most, 15%.
Good-natured, placid in basic disposition and fond of children, very devoted, obedient, biddable and eager to work. His appearance is natural and rustic, his behaviour self-assured, steady and fearless. He reacts to his surroundings with great alertness.