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Inland Empire Rottweiler Club



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f the IERC (Inland Empire Rottweiler Club). IERC is based in Riverside County, which is located in Southern California.

IERC was founded in 1986 by a small group of Rottweiler enthusiasts that are dedicated to preserve the working aspect of our breed. IERC is the oldest and first member club of the USRC (United States Rottweiler Club)The original Rottweiler Klub of North America  founding members of Rottweiler Performance Club hosted the first German Style Show in Long Beach, California in 1987 which led to the USRC and first show out of California in Orlando, Florida in January of 1988.

IERC was inactive for a short while and was re-founded in 2004 by a our current membership which includes members from all different backgrounds but share the same love for our breed. Our goal is to promote our breed in a positive light by hosting conformation events and working seminars and or trials, We feel it is our duty not only to show but to promote the Complete Rottweilers beautiful hard working ability. To teach participants the importance of the BST (Breed Suitabilty Test). We have been the most active club for our region and are also very proud to have had the honor to host our Regions 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Southwest  Regional Sieger Shows and BST. We take great pride in bringing in Germany's most respected ADRK judges to judge our events.

IERC on one of 25 local breed clubs across the US under the umbrella of the USRC (United States Rottweiler Club). We choose to be part of the only organization in America that follows the FCI (Federal Cynologigue Internationale), IFR (International Friends of Rottweilers) and ADRK (Allgemeiner Deustscher Rottweiler Klub). The Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiller Klub - e.V (ADRK) which is recognized worldwide as the home club of the Rottweiler.

USRC is also part of the AWDF (American Working Dog Federation). The AWDF goal is to preserve the heritage of our working breeds in America. That working character has been weakend by American breeders is seldom argued. In  several  working breeds, the "type" of the dogs that are produced in their homelands now is considerably different, both physically and mentally, from those produced in America. Its goal is to have American working titles be internationaly recognized and is a current applicant to the FCI and participates as a guest member at FCI meetings and invitational events. The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) is the World Canine Organization. Founded in 1911, the largest aim of the FCI is to encourage and promote breeding and use of dogs whose physical features and health meet the standard set for each respective breed AND can perform the work associated with the ORIGINAL functions of the breed. The FCI also protects the use, keeping and breeding of dogs in the member countries. The FCI is analogous to the AKC (American Kennel Club) here in the US and the ADRK (Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub) is analogous to the ARC (American Rottweiler Club). 

Today the FCI has 80 member countries, of which The United States (with our AKC) and the United Kingdom are THE ONLY DEVELOPED COUNTRIES WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FCI.

It is true that here in the United States, the ARC (American Rottweiler Club) along with its parent organization, the AKC, create and maintain a breed standard for the Rottweiler. However, we believe that the ARC standard ONLY represents American interests and denies the validity of the home country in setting the breed standard around the world. Because of our international perspective, we have chosen to participate in the USRC, which follows the FCI/ADRK standard for the Rottweiler.



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