This year saw the IFR world championship held in the German town of Rottweil. The winner of the competition was Greta Marani and her rottweiler Balu vom Turnleberg.
Greta Marani & Balu vom Turnleberg
Firstly congratulations on winning the IFR again – this is in my opinion to most prestigious rottweiler award – how does it feel to be a two time world champion?
Thanks very much for this interview, I am very happy and honored!! The First time was great but in Germany is incredible. The victory of this year in Germany, in the home of the Rottweiler, has given me a great satisfaction; more than the victory of the last year in Italy.
When did you first start training in IPO and how did you start in this field of endeavour? I started 8 years ago with Mobidick Del Cavaliere Nero was my first Rottweiler with training IPO. With him I have done IPO 3 in Italy Champion Rottweiler, and then I have bought Balu vom Turnleberg. Balu is my second dog for training.
Following is a reprint of sections of an interview between Anton Spindler and Erika Beqaj that was published in the The Rottweiler Quarterly magazine.
TRQ: Herr Spindler was born in Munich, Germany in 1956. He is an FCI-VDH-ADRK Rottweiler Breed Specialist as well as an ADRK-licensed helper. He has also held numerous positions in the ADRK which include:
Our 9th National Rottweiler Championship Show ’98, held in Sydney NSW , was judged by Herr Anton Spindler. We are pleasured with an opportunity for Anton Spindler to answer my questions.
Anton is a Judge, Certified ADRK helper and Koermeister, Trainer and Breeder. Has previously held ADRK offices of interim President, Vice-President, Treasury-Auditor and is currently on the Laws, Business & Head Office Affairs Committee. Toni has Judged in such countries as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the United States
Der Obmann für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit des ADRK Herr Henrik Bagdassarian hat ein sehr interessantes Interview mit Frau Dr. Barbara Schöning geführt. Da es im allgemeinen um die Thematik "gefährliche Hunde" geht und nicht nur um die Problematik bei Rottweilern hat er uns freundlicherweise das Interview zur Veröffentlichung überlassen.