of the First World Championship IPO of the
International Hovawart Federation
26-28 June 2015
in D-24848 Kropp, Germany
In 2015 the first World Championship IPO of the IHF will take place. It will be organised by the German member club of the IHF, the Rassezuchtverein für Hovawart-Hunde e.V. (RZV), Regional Group North-Northeast.
The aim is to promote the Hovawart and its original ability to perform as a working dog.
Mode of assessment: International Regulations of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI IPO)
Teams are qualified for starting in the championship when they have fulfilled the national requirements for qualification, when their Hovawart is registered in the IHF and the dog handler is a member of. one of the IHF member clubs. Teams can only start in the IPO class that they have already mastered.
Mode of qualification: Each IHF country is responsible for its own mode of qualification.
The title of World Champion will only be given in the class IPO 3. The best teams in class IPO 1 and IPO 2 will be champions of their group.
The IHF World Champion can be registered for the FCI World Championship by its responsible national organisation.
Selection procedure for the participants: There will be several steps:
Step 1: Each IHF member country can name two teams for IPO 3 (i.e. a maximum of 30 teams).
If there are less nominations the start numbers 25-30 will be forfeited.
Step 2: If there are fewer than 24 IPO 3 teams from the contingent for each country then the countries can register more IPO 3 teams until there is a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 IPO 3 Teams, including the ones that were registered late.
Step 3: The remaining open starts will be given to IPO 2 Teams, preferably from clubs that have no starter in IPO 3. If there are more Teams than starts the Teams are chosen by lot.
There is more information to follow.