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There is only one Rottweiler breed, not as many as there are judges ... !

I honestly do not understand the fuzz and panic about the adjustment of the FCI breed standard.    It is not a new standard and it does not define a new breed.    In fact, the amendments are mostly only clarifications of since long known wanted and unwanted characteristics, nothing more.   These clarifications were needed and meant to stop an all too far-reaching permissiveness in judging and breeding the Rottweiler and to correct the unwanted results of this.  However, they do not hold a new definition of the breed, to the contrary they confirm the breed in it's type and details !    So, why the panic amongst lovers of the breed ?

In one of my former posts, I already made a loud call to accept and respect the breed standard as it is.   It holds the definition of the breed and all that deviates from that ideal – in whatever way and so both towards an extreme expression or towards an insufficient or even an absent expression of a trait - is a fault.   

Whoever calls himself a lover of the breed must respect the standard ... or must admit that his true love is not for the Rottweiler.   In the latter case he would better choose for another breed !    One’s deviating personal preferences are indeed just as irrelevant as they are harmful when put to practice in the show-ring and/or breeding.

IFR World Show 2019 - China - new dates.

We hear that the IFR World Show 2019 will be organized on 05 and 06 may 2019.    The change of date is explained because of the duration of the FCI World Dog Show that will also be organized in Shanghai.

The Chinese Rottweiler Club confirms that an agreement was reached with the governement to ensure that there will be no problems concerning quarantine.  

More information will follow.


Questionable Phenotypic traits in the Rottweiler, by Prof. Dr. Peter Friedrich.

Controversy has broken out among Rottweiler fans. Differences of opinion between breeders across the world are becoming increasingly evident. Preferences are drifting apart when it comes to  selecting stud dogs and bitches to breed from and judging dogs at shows, and it seems that two camps have emerged. A second type of Rottweiler has appeared alongside the type reflecting the traditional breed standard which has existed for decades. While the new type is prized by quite a few people,

it must nevertheless, on closer inspection, be deemed problematic. The new Rottweilers have striking features – especially in the head area, but also in relation to their physique more generally – which have developed due to exaggerated interpretations of the breed standard. The animals in question are not only poor exponents of the traditional breed standard – no, they are also susceptible to health risks which are both serious and avoidable. The next three sections of this text will describe the problematic traits alluded to above and sketch out a proposal for practicable counter-measures. But before moving on to look at specific issues in detail, let us first contemplate the difference between a healthy breed population and one which must already be considered threatened; this is a distinction which could become relevant for Rottweilers more quickly than any of us would likely care to acknowledge.

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IFR World Show 2018 - Argentina.

The ACRR (Argentine Rottweilerclub) offers a free registration for the IFR World Show for the best male + the best female of the national Clubsieger Shows of all IFR Member Clubs.  All IFR Member Clubs are requested to send the full information of the dogs and their owners as quickly as possible to the ACRR : .  The owners will then be contacted directly.

As the ACRR states : "The goal of this is to have the best dogs and provide the best show as our beloved breed deserves."

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

    Toti Black Alliusion

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    World Winner 2016 BOB

    Fila vom Hause Milacic

World IPO III Championship 2016

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    Cid vom Rottberg

    1st place Winner Dmitry Dudukin (Russia)

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    Team Winner 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.