We look back on a very important and constructive meeting. Discussions ranged from the definition of the breed to the regulations and breed suitability tests that are meant and are even essential to worldwide preserve the breed's physical and mental traits and its physical and genetic health. I cannot imagine a more important agenda for the Rottweiler !!!
I sincerely thank all persons who were present at the Meeting, proving their concern and passion for the breed and its future. You've shown a high unanimity and a firm and determined will to bring the IFR - in the interest of us all - to full emancipation and to ensure the breed's future. Participating member clubs were : Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands (the Italian club gave a proxy to vote) and the following clubs attended although not a member of the IFR : RKNA, NBRC, Croatia.
I must underline that the conclusions of the meeting are not just a result of a free discussion, they are both the interpretation and completion by the IFR-Member clubs who were present at the meeting of the constitutional conditions for Membership or in other words, the conditions that all Member clubs must respect and carry into effect so to achieve the IFR’s goals. This is the context and meaning of the meeting as was announced since 2017 and a draft of regulations, based on the results of the meeting, will be presented to the Meeting of Delegates in 2019 for confirmation and application.
I've said it before : facta ... non verba ! Click HERE for the REPORT on the meeting.
On behalf of the Board,