My Vision as President of the Austrian Retriever Club (ÖRC)
The promotion of the retriever breed is my ultimate ambition. The ÖRC is primarily a hunting dog club, a fact we should never lose out of sight. Due to the specific characteristics of the retriever as a hunting dog it is well respected by a broader audience and can be used for a wide spectrum of activities.
The areas of show and work are closely related and have to deal with each other with far more mutual respect.
The success of our the various retrievers was based on high quality breeding in the past, a fact which will not change in the future. Exactly for this reason it is our duty to promote the retriever breeding in all its different aspects.
Only then will it be possible for the Austrian Retriever Club to be at the top nationally as well as internationally, a point where all members will benefit from.
For me it is without doubt that every meaningful activity with our retrievers deserves respect, independent if it is a family dog, an assistance dog, rescue dog, therapy dog, etc.
The ÖRC is there for everybody and has to broaden its offering. This will, however, only work with a broad basis and the promotion of every single member.