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The USRC is an International Organization whose membership is dedicated to the complete Rottweiler in character, conformation and working ability. The USRC has goals similar to the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub in Germany, is a member of the International Federation of Rottweilerfriends and follows the FCI Standard No 147/19.06.2000/D Federation Cynologique International (FCI).


  • 2014 IFR IPO World Championship
    October 23-25, 2014

    Neuhausen, Switzerland

    To all USRC members,
    There are positions open on the 2014 US IFR team to compete at the 2014 IFR IPO World Championship in Neuhausen, Switzerland on October 23-25, 2014, as they were not all filled by competitors from the USRC IPO National Championship.
    The Board is opening these positions to the general membership. If you are interested in competing on the 2014 IFR team representing the US and USRC and have a dog currently titled at IPO3, please submit your information and your dog's accomplishments with a copy of the dog's scorebook to the USRC Executive Board via the Secretary. The deadline for declaring for the team is July 15, 2014.
    Thank you,
    Gretchen Caldwell
    USRC Secretary
  • From the President

    To the USRC Membership,

    As the year 2013 comes to a close, I want to bring everyone up to date with the status of the USRC.  USRC is doing great. We are amazed at the results that have been attained in only the last eight months. We are excited to see what the next twelve months and the future will bring. We just had the National Sieger Show and IPO Nationals in Florida. Amanda Hoskinson's club, CFRK, hosted the event. Both events were successful and I think everyone had a great time. Congratulations to all the exhibitors at the Sieger Show and all the competitors at the IPO Championship. A special congratulations to the winners for the National IPO Championship:

    1st place IPO National Champion: Don Brooks with Lakeside's Quest, 97(High Tracking)- 85 -93a = 275 SG 

    2nd place: Sue Boyle with King Dar von Evman, 85 - 93 (High Obedience) - 87a = 265 G

    3rd place: Amanda Hoskinson with Mondro v Rangau, 84 - 85 - 94 (High Protection) = 263 G

    4th place: Pam Ross with Freda vom Waldbach, 90 - 78 - 82a = 250 G

    High IPO 1: Charlie Hansen with Lakesides Xalbador, 94 - 85 - 93a = 272 SG

     and a special congratulations to the winners at the National Sieger Show:

    Best Male Puppy: Xarre v Vilstaler Land

    Best Female Puppy: Xanadu v Evman

    Youth Sieger: Kito vd Tonberger Hohe

    Youth Siegerin: Angelina v Drakkenfels

    Select Male: Rick v Zwischenhaine

    Select Female: Wu-tang's Jersey

    Sieger: Tito Earl Antonius

    Siegerin: Mamba v Vilstaler Land 

    A very special congratulations to

    Dave Smith and Unja vom Brandenburger Tor for winning the 2013 Universal Siegerin award.

    Truly the total Rottweiler in work and conformation.

     Old Dominion Rottweiler Klub hosted the SE Regional Sieger Show the beginning of November with Uwe Petermann. They had 86 entries. Everything went smoothly. BARK held the NE Regional Sieger Show in October. We have had trials and seminars. Memberships have grown. We have more than doubled the members/memberships since April. The By-laws have been rewritten. The rule book is in progress of being rewritten. We still have a lot of work to do. But, everything is going in the right direction. We are making decisions that are in the best interest of the USRC. We have had several clubs expressing interest in coming back to the USRC from competing Rottweiler organizations. Already have had one club that came back. We are active in the AWDF. This is exciting for us because it gives us the chance to make the US team and compete at the FCI World Championship. We still remain the only Rottweiler Club in North America that abides by the FCI standard for the Rottweiler. Even though the tail issue remains a problem in regards to our shows, we still draw decent numbers. We are the only Working Rottweiler organization in the US. We are the only working Rottweiler organization in the US whose working titles are recognized by all other Schutzhund organizations in the US because of our long standing membership in the AWDF. We are the only Rottweiler organization in the US that has breeding standards for all our members similar to the ADRK and we enforce those standards. We are the only Rottweiler organization in the US that requires non-members to uphold certain minimum standards of breeding, conduct, and sportsmanship in order to participate in our events.

      It is extremely important that all members participate in any voting on the forum whether it be polls, elections, etc. We need everyone's input. The decisions we make now will determine what direction we will take the USRC in the future. The USRC still and will always remain the preeminent Rottweiler organization in the US.

     In closing, I look forward to an exciting 2014 and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!! 

    Best regards,
    Chuck Wilson

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  • Effective January 1, 2012, all breedings by all USRC members must have at least one parent with a USRC recognized breed test.

On the Working Scene
USRC is the only Rottweiler Club in the United States that belongs to the American Working Dog Federation and the International Federation of Rottweiler Friends. The AWDF presently comprises 12 member clubs. The breeds represented by the member clubs include German Shepherd Dogs, Airedale Terriers, Malinois, Belgian Shepherds, Boxers, American Bulldogs, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Bouviers, Schnauzers, and American Staffordshire Terriers. The IFR was formed in 1969 from countries around the world assembled to promote the Rottweiler breed on an international level. USRC became a member of the IFR in 2009.

USRC conducts its own Schutzhund Trials and has its own Scorebooks and paperwork. USRC scores are recognized by the ADRK and all AWDF member clubs including the United Schutzhund Clubs of America. The USRC sends a team to the AWDF National Team Schutzhund Championship each year. USRC participates as a member of the AWDF team that is invited to the FCI World Schutzhund Championship.

The BST is the Cornerstone of Rottweiler Breeding
USRC offers the Breed Suitability Test (BST) at all Full Member Club Shows. This all-encompassing test has been used in Germany for decades and is considered the most important real test in the young Rottweiler's life. In Germany, a Rottweiler that has not passed this test may not ever be used for breeding!

Qualified USRC and international judges evaluate the dogs and a written critique of the entire test is provided to the owner. There are two parts to the BST. The first part compares the dog to the FCI Standard, from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, with emphasis on full dentition and a scissors bite. The BST is reported in the annual USRC Breed Book and stays with the dog for life. It appears on the pedigree of all the dog's progeny.

The second part is a character (temperament) test. The dog is tested for indifference to gunshots and for composure while moving within a group of people. The dog must complete an abbreviated SchH1 routine, which includes defense of the handler, and a courage test. The results of this portion of the test are also reported in the Breed Book. If the dog should not pass the second portion of the test, it may be retaken at a later date as stipulated by the judge.

USRC requires a BH title (obedience) and a passing hip evaluation from The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), or HD - or HD+/- from the ADRK prior to taking a Breed Suitability Test.

Breed Registry
The USRC maintains a Breed Registry that issues Registration Certificates and Pedigrees recognizing all USRC, FCI and AKC titles, both working and conformation. USRC and Pedigrees contain written critiques from Breed Tests, in English, on parents and grandparents. USRC Registration Certificates contain the dog's Breed Suitability Test critique and all titles. All USRC registered dogs are positively identified with a tattoo or microchip.

Member Clubs Across the Country
USRC has a system of Member Clubs throughout North America. These clubs conduct seminars and events promoting all aspects of the working Rottweiler. Member Clubs hold European type Shows with written critiques, Schutzhund Trials, Seminars and many other informative events.

USRC Sanctioned Events include Club, Regional and National Conformation Shows. Dogs are shown in natural stance, with double handling and toys allowed at the Judge's discretion. A written critique is given to each dog. A Breed Suitability Test is held in conjunction with all shows. The USRC also holds a National Schutzhund Championship each year for SchH 1, 2 and 3 competitors. This competition helps to determine the USRC and AWDF International Teams. The USRC acknowledges the accomplishments of members and their dogs with the USRC Merit Awards and the SchH3 club.

Breed Health and Welfare
The USRC is committed to the Health and Welfare of Rottweilers by supporting Breed Rescue and the Rottweiler Health Foundation. The USRC also remains abreast of worldwide news and changes affecting our breed. The USRC provides General Information about Rottweiler Ownership.

Judge's Program
USRC has its own Judge's Program. Our apprentice judges work under FCI and ADRK licensed International Rottweiler judges to obtain their USRC Judges Licenses.

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