All too often we hear from our specialized judges that our beloved breed worldwide shows an evolution and this unfortunately not always in a positive way.
We see an evolution in type and we experience that characteristics that have to been seen as faults and have always been penalized as such, are nowadays sometimes tolerated or even rewarded and vice versa. Moreover, both qualities and faults are often appreciated in different ways or lead to different qualifications.
As these judgings have an extremely important influence on the breed, we believe the IFR can and must offer a forum where our specialized judges can meet and discuss such issues openly between themselves.
For this reason the IFR organizes an annual meeting, open for judges that are recognized by our memberclubs as breedspecialists.