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25th IRO WCH 2019
The World Championship for search and rescue dogs
thank you to all starters, helpers and guests!
The 25th IRO World Championship for Search and Rescue Dogs took place from the 17th to the 22nd of September 2019 in Villejust/Paris (FR). The IRO member organisation the CSP France was the host of this event.
Thanks to all participants and visitors for being there and making this event a very special one. A big thank you goes out to all helpers, victims and the wonderful team of CSP France for hosting this IRO World Championship!
Daniel Sedlak (CZ)
has been in rescue dog sports since 1990 and since then has joined numerous missions nationally and internationally. He became Int. IRO Judge in 2000, is part of the IRO MRT Classifier team, and Spokesperson for Training and Judges on the IRO Executive Board.
Walter Hoffmann (DE)
has been working with German Shepherds since he was 16. He is active in SV and VDH (DE) for many years and has contributed significantly to building up rescue dog work. Since 2004 he has been Int. IRO Judge and at testing events and WCHs worldwide both as a dog handler and as a judge.
Hannes Hiltpolt (AT)
is an active rescue dog handler since 1995 and an IT professional. Since 2008 he is Int. Rescue Dog Judge (FCI), and Int. IRO Judge since 2015.
Pavel Sabacky (CZ)
is a solocellist at the Philharmonic Orchestra Brno. Since 1986 he was in national and international missions, and has won the World Championship twice. He became an Int. IRO Judge in 2000 and has since then judged a number of times at the IRO WCH.
Detlef Kühn (DE)
has started in dog sports at the age of 16. After having been a national judge for several years he became Int. IRO Judge in 1993. He belonged to the IRO Executive Board for many years, and is Judge and Classifier at IRO Testing Events, WCHs, and MRTs worldwide.
Alois Russegger (AT)
has been working with search and rescue dogs since 1981 and has been a soldier and military dog handler for Schutzhund and SAR dogs until 2017. Among others, he is an active mantrailer and instructor of IMTAK9 (International Mantrailing Academy). He became Int. IRO Judge and Trainer in 2007.
Kazuhiro Sawada (JP)
has been active in rescue dog sports and training since 1976. In 1981, he founded a private dog school. He has taken part in several IRO WCHs, is an active dog handler and became an Int. IRO Judge in 2005.
Jerneja Ternovec (SI)
has been in rescue dog sports since 1995. In 2003 she became a trainer for rescue dogs, in 2006 national judge for rescue dogs and in 2008 Int. IRO Judge. She is an active dog handler and trainer, and currently Deputy Spokesperson for Training and Judges of the IRO Executive Board.
Resi Gerritsen (NL)
is an active rescue dog handler since the 1970s and co-founder of the RHH (NL). She became Int. IRO Judge in 1994. She won the team competition at the IRO WCH in Slovenia in 1999, has been in numerous national and international missions, and has co-authored several books on training rescue dogs.