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IFR Meeting 07 - 08 july 2018 - certification of international breed suitability.

All Member Clubs, especially their breed wardens, have been invited to a meeting that will be organized on 07-08 july 2018 in Switzerland.

The need for a broad genepool of dogs that have been assessed on their physical and genetic health and on their conformation to the FCI standard, has indeed never been more acute than today.   To attain this goal, we must perhaps not aim at a complete homogeneity of all our breeding regulations as this would be unrealistic due to historical, legal and cultural reasons, but these must at least show homogeneity in the definition of the breed and in the establishment of minimal characteristics to be present before a dog can and may be declared breed suitable.   

The meeting will discuss and demonstrate all existing regulations and tests and will introduce discussions and proposals for communal minimal criteria, both in breeding regulations and breed suitability tests, so these can be established and then imposed by all member clubs to their members and which must lead to a certification of an international breed suitability of breeding dogs.  

We are convinced that all Memberclubs are aware of the extremely important nature of this Meeting and its possible implications for the future of our beloved Rottweiler and we sincerely hope that all Memberclubs will be represented !

Vis Unita Fortior !!

 

IFR Magazine - establishment of Board of Editors

The IFR publishes its own magazine of high quality and standing, called “The Rottweiler in the World” and that brings news about all that concerns our wonderful breed, including shows, working-trials, breed-suitability tests, etc. … .

The magazine is available in hard copy (printed) and in a digital version (download) at very cheap prices.      It can be ordered on this website www.ifrottweilerfriends.org

To make it even more successful, we will now establish a Board of Editors and we have asked all Member Clubs but also all specialist judges :

  • to send us articles (we only publish articles written by judges) and photo’s about shows, trials and/or other activities, articles on all things that concern the health and conformation of the Rottweiler, etc. … .
  • those that are intrested to work with us in the board of editors can contact us by dirk.vandecasteele@telenet.be or Erika Stepanauskiene : rotveileris@yahoo.com

Again : the magazine offers all Member Clubs and judges a unique possibility to spread knowledge all over the world.     (Commercials are also welcome).    Please share your knowledge about your national club and national Rottweiler population or in general on our beloved breed.   The instrument for this is there ... .

All Member Clubs are also invited to send us the dates and contact information about their activities for 2018.

 

Addition to the regulations on the IFR World Championship IPO III ABC (castrated dogs).

The IFR Board received the question if a castrated dog can participate the IFR World Championship IPO III ABC.    The current regulations do not state on this.    After consideration, the Board decided to adopt the regulation (art. 6.8) of the FCI on the organization of the World Championship for all breeds :

Castrated bitches and male dogs can be admitted if proof of original intactness is furnished by way of a veterinary certificate.

Cfr. the full text of these regulations.

A laymans walk through basic canine genetics

 

The booklet "A layman's walk through basic canine genetics.  Genetic diseases and the correlation with a reduced genetic diversity of the breed" is available in PDF-format in English and in Spanish.     

A printed version is available in English.    

The following link leads to the text in an online magazine format : http://www.genetics.rottweilerclub.be

 

 

The Rottweiler at the FCI World Championship 2017 all breeds.

Not less than three Rottweilers from IFR-Member clubs competed at the FCI World Championship all breeds 2017  !    Congratulations with the results ... and thank you for representing our breed, a utility breed !
 
Gavin Buck - Stormhaus Drago (Great Britain)
Dmitry Dudukin - Cid vom Rottberg (Russia)
Madeleine Daleo - Just Ask Yale (Sweden)
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