Mr Henrik Fuchs
members : approx. 1200 members
History of the club :
The Rottweiler is a very old breed. You can lead it 2000 years back to the time, when it came in to existence in the roman empire. Here it contribuated heavely to, that the map over Europa looks, like it does. For that it don't deserves credit or rod, because it did not happend by own will, but it is a fact, that the ancient Roman legions hardly could have crossed the Alps and conquered central Europe without the help of the Rottweiler.
2000 years ago a military - expedition was a extremly difficult mission, almost every form of technical aid was unknown and the people's journey often took months. One of the biggest problems was to get some food to the army, because you could'nt count on finding any food on the way. Man did not know about preservation of meat, wich was brought along and thereby had to be transported “on hooves”. And here the Rottweiler comes into the picture, as it was its ancestors that guarded and drove the cattle, and during the battles it was a war dog. Many dogs of this type followed the roman battles, and in that way it reached the city Rottweil in Wärttemberg, that the romans conquered in the first century.
Much was demanded of these dogs concerning their courage, wisdom, incorruptibility, fine sense of smell, etc.. as they had to work in times where robbery and killing on the highways where more of a rule than an exception.
But the Rottweiler, as the dog is now called, fulfilled these demands, and his abilities were further developed and encouraged throughout the centuries until the railroad came and took over the transport of cattle. The Rottweiler was becoming unnecessary now and seemed lost, but in the start af the century, it was discovered that it's abilities made it specially fit for policeservice and the Rottweiler got its renaissance.
The first Rottweiler came to Denmark in 1911, bought in Germany for Copenhagen's policeforces. Ryth von der Freiheit was its name and as she was a typical Rottweiler and as good a policedog as a loving dog in the private life, the foundation was layd to the breeds later popularity in Denmark.
Today the Rottweiler is also used in the Civil Army, by guardcompanies etc. It is also been used as a helpdog for the blind and as a drugdog but it is mostly used as a good friend and a home protector.
In 1944 when the Rottweiler's popularity reached a temporary climax under the times uncomfortable relations, some Rottweilerfriends came together and created a Rottweilerclub as a special club under DKK.
The Rottweilerclub has since worked to promote the knowledge on the breed and rational breeding so the perfect type can be bred : a well build dog with the best character- and user-quality. This goal has been reached by having a breedingtest to select the best qualified breedingdogs, by only using specialists to judge the dogs on display and also by helping the members with advice on relations concerning the dogs.
The Rottweilerclub publishes a members-magasine with relevant articles, reports of displays and shows, breedingtests and userquality-results and other things that there can be of interest for the members.
The clubwork takes place on a national basis with big arrangments as well as on a localbasis in the districts, like fx Roskildedistricts, that covers Roskilde county, with displays, shows, meetings and normal training ect.
The Danish Rottweiler Klub does not issue pedigrees. These are issued by the national FCI-affiliated kennelclub
Dansk Kennel klub
2680 Solrød Strand
The conditions so a pedigree can be issued are : HD and AA examination / at least one second price on a show / registration by DKK
The kennelclub only issues one kind of pedigree
The following numbers of Rottweilers were registred :
The number of dogs bred by clubmembers is approx. 500 / year.
HD and AA-examination and at least one second price on a recognised show.
Breedingapproval : the parent dogs must pass a mental test, an exterior test and a judgement from the clubs breeding council Also, they have to make at least one UHP test, and a biketrip on 5km. You are not allowed to have more than 6 points.
The club does not organise littercontrols.
Denmark knows dog related legislation. To know more about this legislation, the club refers to the home-page of the Ministry of Justice where an English translation can be found.
Denmark offers the following possibilities for dogsport :
Sociability-test (as the German BH) FP
Endurance-test (as the German AD) UHP 15 and/or 20 Km.
Beginner-obedience and tracking-test BpAB
Beginner-obe.track and defence test BpABC
Working dog test 1 (as the German VPG/SchH1) BHP 1
Working dog test 2 (as the German VPG/SchH2) BHP 2
Working dog test 3 (as the German VPG/SchH3) BHP 3
Working dog test without tracking (as German VPGA) BHPA
IPO1 (as FCI IPO1) IPO1
IPO2 (as FCI IPO2) IPO2
IPO3 (as FCI IPO3) IPO3
IPOA (as IPO1 without tracking) IPOA
Tracking-test (as German FH) SPH1
Tracking-test 2 (as German FH2) SPH2 / DKK SPH
FCI Tracking-test during 2 days FCI IPO SPH
In the framework of The Danish Kennel Club (DKK) it's further on possible to work with the rottweiler in following test/programs:
Family dog test 1-2-3
Obedience test 1-2-3-4 and Elite LP 1-2-3-4 and LP Elite
In a special Club for Policemen and Police dogs it´s further on possible as a civilian to join and work with your dog.
Past selection as police-dog PH
Past selection as police-dog 2 PH-P
Past selection as police-dog 3 PH-K
Past selection as police-dog 4 PH-V
As a member of the civilian army one can have his dog selected as a civilian army dog
Past selection as civilian army-dog HJV
As civilian rescue-worker you can have your dog selected as civilian rescue-dog.
Past selection-test as civilian rescue -dog RH
In “The Danish Civilian Dog handler Club” you can work in special programs or IPO-program
The special programs are in different difficulties and there are 4 classes : Class C, Class B, Class A and Class Elite, but there are no registered titles in this program.
Further on the rottweiler is working /used in following clubs or sports or “jobs” : Agility , Service-dog (for handicapped or blind people), security-dogs.
Working championtitles :
Danish Obedience Champion : DKLPCH (only possible in the obedience-programs under “The Danish Kennel Club)
Danish working Champion : DKBRCH (possible in following programs IPO/BHP/Police-program)