Dear Rottweiler Friends,
The COVID-19 crisis seems to be far from over. Even in countries where the crisis seemed to be under control, shortly after the easing of government measures, new flares of infection are established and governments are forced to take action again, tightening existing measures, imposing regional or even national lock-downs, travel restrictions, quarantines, etc.….
In close consultation with the Rottweiler Club of North Macedonia, even on their own initiative, it was decided to cancel the IFR World Show 2020 and postpone it to 2022.
The show, which would normally be held in the Netherlands in 2022, will be postponed to 2023.
I need not explain the rationale for this decision: our concern for human lives and subordinate the knowledge that it is impossible to host a World Show if it is not open to free and unimpeded international participation as this would turn the event into little more than a local event.
This decision is final.
I thank our friends from North Macedonia for their wisdom and their courage to make this decision and we look forward to their successful organization in 2022.
In the meantime I hope that this e-mail will reach you all in the best of health and that this terrible crisis will soon be over and we will be able to world wide fully experience and share our love for the Rottweiler again, no longer hindered by this terrible virus or any other reason.
On behalf of the IFR Board,