Welcome to Schnauzerfest 2017 October 6-8, 2017 - Louisburg, North Carolina

The Working Riesenschnauzer Federation Annual IPO Championship Trial and Conformation Show. The only Breed Club recognized by the American Working Dog Federation to represent the Giant Schnauzer in America.

IPO Competition tests the working dog at a high level. The judge evaluates the handler/dog team in Tracking, Obedience and Defense exercises. The IPO Trial, Körung (Breed Survey) and Conformation evaluation all help to determine the best temperament, trainability, health and balance in the working dog.

Why WRSF? : Evaluation!

We are serious about the breed... Rigorous training and proofing on the part of the dog/handler team. Honest, standardized evaluation and critical critique by qualified and licensed judges.

This is how we improve the breed...

Entry Form Instructions

Rules and Regulations Please click here to review the Korong
The IPO trial is open to ALL breeds.

All IPO Trial entries must have a Trial Scorebook recognized by the AWDF and FCI and the handler must be a current member with the Club that issued the scorebook.

Handlers with Schnauzers entered in the IPO Trial must be WRSF members.

The Breed Survey (Körung) is only for the Schnauzer.

Requirement for the Breed Survey:

-Handler/Owner must be WRSF members.

-Schnauzer must be 18 months or older.

-The Schnauzer has passed BH/VT and must register in the WRSF Registry.

IPO Trial and Korong Entry Forms

Printable Entry Form for the IPO Trial:




IPO Trial Click here for IPO Entry Form Print Entry form, complete and mail. (Pay entry fee at WRSF Store)


KörungClick here for Körung Entry FormPrint Entry form, complete and mail. (Pay entry fee at the WRSF Store)



Helper Donnie CintronDonnie Cintron has been the helper at 2 previous Schnauzerfest Championships. Cintron is fast, fair, safe and consistent. He has received excellent ratings for his helper work from the judges at the previous trials.


Trophy Donations Trophy Donation LinkWe need your support to make this event a success. Please sponsor a trophy or ribbon from the list of available awards online at the WRSF Store!