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Questionnaire on hipdysplasia (meant for the IFR Delegates)

Dear IFR-Delegates, Rottweiler Friends,

We hereby send out a third questionnaire, this time with questions about the way (methods) the Rottweiler is tested on Hipdysplasia in your country and how cynology and in particular your Rottweilerclub (wants to) act(s) on it.

We know that prior testing of breeding dogs and excluding affected dogs has certainly improved the degree of suffering and in general the genetic affection of our breed but it has proven far from being a final solution.

We know indeed that hipdysplasia is a polygene and multifactorial genetic disease. 

Formal protest against publications by Argentine Delegate

We sincerely regret and must strongly protest recent publications by Mr. Vinicio Di Paolo, Delegate of the Rottweiler club of Argentina and who was replaced in his function of vice-president (and acting president) by the Extra Ordinary Meeting of Delegates dd. 22.09.2016. These publications oblige the Board to react. Those messages are not true. They are slanderous and disrespectful, not just for the person of the IFR-President Mr. D. Vandecasteele but also for the IFR as a democratic organization of Memberclubs.    Read more

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.

Winners of IFR World show 2016

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    Youth World Winner 2016

    Olburd Salivan

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    Youth World Winner 2016

    Gaya Unserbund

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    World Winner 2016

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    World Winner 2016 BOB

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World IPO III Championship 2016

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    1st place Winner Dmitry Dudukin (Russia)

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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.