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The "Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub (ADRK) e.V." is a nation-wide association based in Minden/Westfalen. It is currently the only association in Germany taking care of the breed of Rottweiler and the only association which is recognized by the VDH e.V.
The VDH is the umbrella organization for all in Germany approved Dog Breeding-Clubs as well as some Dogs-organisations.
As a member of the VDH e.V., we are also a member of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) based in Bruessels. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World Canine Organisation. It includes 90 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges.
The statutes of the ADRK describe the purpose of the association as following:
The sphere of influence of the ADRK e.V. is currently Germany. From this point of view the activities are limited to Germany. Therefore it is not possible to have a ADRK breeding station as well as ADRK Trials in foreign counties.
As per today we do not have any home-animal protection law with mandatory regulations for the breeding of home-animals, each person is allowed to mate two random dogs without having any kind of health Certificate or any test of character of the dogs. After the mate he is allowed to sell those puppies as a Breeder.
Often, the result out of this is that the dogs look like a pure bred dog but the character of the dogs as well as the health is a far cry from this.
Inside the ADRK e.V. it is only allowed to mate two Rottweiler with well-known ADRK derivation, pedigree, radiologic test of hip- and elbow joints as well as successful passed companion dog test and well as breed suitability test.
The main target is to breed social acceptable Rottweilers with a huge number of applications.
This will be ensured due to:
The implementation is done by: