STCA

Official Site of the Staffordshire Terrier Club of America

Futurity Committee

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Contact: Brenda Martz
National Futurity Director
Staffordshire Terrier Club of America Inc.
email: wynwood@hotmail.com

PURPOSE
The purpose of the STCA Futurity is to encourage the breeding of the best possible American Staffordshire Terrier, reward diligent breeders for their efforts, recognize the owners for selecting the best quality puppies from responsible breeders, and reward the owners and breeders for raising and developing the inherited qualities of the puppy.

SUMMARY
1. Nominate litter after breeding but before the puppies are born ($25.00)
2. Breeder of litter must be an STCA member
3. Nominate individual puppies by 4 months of age ($25.00)
4. Nominated puppies compete in the Futurity at Nationals for the year they are eligible as an additional class
5. Both breeders and owners must be members of the STCA for eligibility to compete in the Futurity.

GENERAL
A. Correct and timely nominations of both the litter and the individual puppy are required.
B. Prizes can only be won through competition at the STCA National Futurity held in conjunction with the STCA National Specialty.
C. Nomination forms are on this website
D. Nomination and entry fees cannot be paid by credit card.
E. The Futurity Director and committee members are eligible to participate in Futurity Competition

I. NOMINATION OF LITTER:
A. Nomination must be made by breeder or co-breeder who must be an STCA member.
B. Nomination must be made after breeding, but before puppies are whelped. The postmark on the entry envelope is the official date of nomination.
C. The fee to nominate the litter is $25.00. There will be no refunds. Late nominations will be accepted up to 30 days after whelping date with an additional fee of $50.00.
D. The nomination of a litter makes all puppies in the litter eligible for individual nomination

II. NOMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL PUPPY:
A. Nomination must be made by the legal owner or co-owner of the puppy as of the date of nomination.
B. Nomination must be made on or before four (4) months of age. The postmark on the envelope is the official date of nomination.
C. The fee is $25.00 for each puppy nominated. There will be no refunds. Late nominations will be accepted up to 30 days for an additional fee of $25.00.
D. An entire litter may be individually nominated by the breeder before puppies are sold by paying the fee for each puppy and supplying whelping date, name, sex, and color for each puppy. If neither litter registration number of individual registration number is available at the time of nomination, this must be supplied as soon as available and in no case later than nine weeks before the Futurity judging.
E. Any changes in the identifying information which will be included in the Catalog must be received by the Futurity Director six (6) weeks prior to Futurity Judging. Failure to provide such information will result in disqualification.

III. REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER JUDGING
A. The puppy must be entered in one of the regular classes, either in conformation or obedience at the STCA National Specialty Show. All entries must be paid in full.
B. Futurity entry must be indicated as an additional class.
C. Futurity entry must include age division (e.g., Futurity 6-9, etc.)
D. Futurity Classes range in age from six months and up. The classes will be 6-9. 9-12, 12-15, and 15- up.
E. Puppies are eligible only for the first Futurity Show that is held in conjunction with the STCA Specialty Show held on or after the date the puppy reaches six (6) months of age.
F. Professional handlers may only show puppies bred and owned by them.

IV. CLASS DIVISIONS
A. There are four age divisions; 6-9, 9-12, 12-15, and 15- up.
B. Each age group is then divided by sex.
C. First through Fourth placements are made in the judging of each class.

V. SEQUENCE OF JUDGING
A. Judging sequence for each age division will be Dogs 6-9, 9-12, 12-15 and 15-up and then Bitches 6-9, 9-12, 12-15 and 15-up.
B. Best Dog In Futurity and Best Bitch In Futurity are selected from the winners of the 6-9, 9-12, 12-15 and 15-up classes. After judging of dogs and bitches is complete the Best Dog and Best Bitch in Futurity will enter the ring together for presentation with no further judgment taking place.

VI. SELECTION OF JUDGES
A. Nomination of Futurity Judges will be limited to the participants in the Futurity.
B. Each breeder who has submitted a Bitch Nomination ( co-bred litters, one vote per bitch nomination by primary owner as recorded by AKC) will be given the opportunity to nominate their choice of futurity judge. The judge can be licensed, provisional or a well established breeder in good standing with the STCA.

VII. TROPHIES AND RIBBONS
A. A Ribbon will be provided for each placement and a Rosette for Best Dog and Best Bitch in Futurity.
B. Breed Figure on a walnut base will be awarded to the breeder of Best Dog and Best Bitch in Futurity. $50.00 in cash will be awarded to the owner of the Best Dog in Futurity and Best Bitch in Futurity.
C. Other trophies and rosettes may be awarded at the discretion of the National Specialty Futurity Committee.