What Does Ipo Stand For Schutzhund

What does ipo stand for schutzhund

What does ipo stand for schutzhund

To more accurately reflect the full range of German Shepherd traits the United Schutzhund Clubs of America has discontinued the use of the term “Schutzhund”, replacing it with the term “IPO” and adopting a new set of guidelines that can be downloaded: New-IPO-Guidelines-6-05-12.

IPO is an abbreviation for “Internationale Prüfungs Ordnung” which translates from German as “International Trial Rules”.

IPO is the international standard established by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), an international federal of kennel club founded in 1911 and based in Thuin, Belgium.

The term Schutzhund translates from German as “protection dog”.

What does ipo stand for schutzhund

While the German Shepherd remains the prototypical protection dog, many felt that the implied emphasis on protection did not do justice to the dog’s other exemplary traits such as temperament, courage, intelligence, stamina, endurance, desire to work, ability to handle stress, and loyalty to its handler.

The sport of Schutzhund (IPO) evolved from working tests developed in the early 20th century.

What is Schutzhund or IPO (now referred to as IGP)?

As the industrial revolution swept Europe and replaced much of the agricultural foundation, it was feared that the value of working dogs would be lost as modernization replaced many traditional farming methods.

The conformation show served to establish uniform physical structure and type, but did little to identify those dogs with strong drives, working ability, and the accompanying character and temperament.

The working tests which evolved into the current day IPO evolved to serve this purpose, as they continue to do.

The conformation show served to establish uniform physical structure and type, but did little to identify those dogs with strong drives, working ability, and the accompanying character and temperament. The working tests which evolved into the current day IPO evolved to serve this purpose, as they continue to do.

Vom Banach K9’s SG Tyras vom Schindergraben, (5x) IPO3, SchH3, AD, BH, KKL1, HD/ED A Normal, LBZ (Koered For Life).

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