The American Rottweiler Verein
(ARV) is an American organization established in 1989 that is similar to the
Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub (ADRK) of Germany.
Both the ADRK and the
International Canine Federation (FCI) use the same internationally recognized standard
describing the ideal Rottweiler. The ARV chose to adopt
the January 16, 1996, FCI standard as well.
Since its inception, in 1907, the ADRK has been
successful in maintaining the conformation and the
working temperament of the Rottweiler in Germany. By
preserving the Rottweiler of the past, the ADRK
represents the correct Rottweiler of the present. The ARV
shares this goal, which accounts for our motto,
to Preserving the Total Rottweiler."
Besides being a national breed club, sponsoring both
conformation and Schutzhund events, the ARV also
maintains a Körbuch (stud book), issues Ahnentafels
(registration and pedigree certificates similar to the
ADRK), and offers the titlesZTP, BBT and
Körung (breeding suitability test), as well as the
Ausdauerprufung (AD), a 12.5 mile endurance test, and the
(BH), a basic obedience title. The ARV credentials judges to preside over
conformation and working events. The ARV also uses
"guest" judges who are recognized by the FCI or
AKC. The ARV maintains kennel and litter registration
The ARV also maintains a "Point System" to
recognize success in the conformation and working arenas.
Championship points are also awarded to winning
conformation dogs; after a dog has been awarded five
Championship points, the dog is certified as an "ARV
Champion," providing special recognition as well as
entry into the Sieger class when the dog has attained at
least a ZTP or a Schutzhund I title.
Rottweiler Verein offers:
Shows with Rottweiler specialist judges for conformation.
ZTP, BBT and
Körung judged by ARV sanctioned judges.