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).
- From the President
To the USRC Membership,
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
High IPO 1: Charlie Hansen with
Lakesides Xalbador, 94 - 85 - 93a = 272 SG
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.
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
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.
closing, I look forward to an exciting 2014 and wish everyone a Merry
Christmas and Happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!!
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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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.