BTCA FUTURITY RULES

 

PURPOSE:  To encourage the breeding of the best possible

Bull Terriers and to reward the breeders for their efforts.  Thus, the futurity stakes is weighted toward the breeder.  Recognition is also given to the owners whose hands lie the responsibility of developing the inherited potential.

 

GENERAL RULES:

 

  1. Correct and timely nominations of both the litter and the individual     puppy are required for stakes eligibility.
  2. Prize money can only be won through competition in the stake judging.
  3. Nomination forms are secured from the Futurity Director (also available for print from this website).

 

 Nomination of Litter:

 

  1. Nominator must be the breeder or co-breeder and must be a member in good standing of the BTCA at both the time of nomination and at the time of the stake judging.
  2. Nomination must be after the date of breeding, but before the puppies are born.  Postmark of the envelope (or date stamp on email) transmitting the nomination determines date of nomination.  If emailing entry, form must be sent in its entirety, either by attachmen or copying/pasting into the body of email.
  3. Fee is $20.00.  There will be no refunds.  Fees are payable in US funds only.  Personal checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted.  If emailing entries, credit card information must be received with entry.
  4. Nomination of litter makes each puppy in the litter eligible for individual nomination.

 

Nomination of Puppy:

 

  1. Must be by owner, who need not be a BTCA member.
  2. Nomination must be made before puppy reaches four (4) months of age.  Postmark of envelope (or date stamp on email) transmitting nomination determines date of nomination.  If emailing entry, form must be sent in its entirety, either by attachment or copying/pasting into body of email.
  3. Fee is $10.00 for each nomination.   There will be no refunds.  Fees are payable in US funds only.  Personal checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted.  If emailing entries, credit card information must be received with entry.
  4. An entire litter may be individually nominated by paying the fee for each puppy and supplying whelping date, names, sex, color and registration numbers.  I registration numbers are unavailable at time of nomination, these must be supplied as soon as available, but in no case later than eight (8) weeks prior to stake judging.
  5. Any changes to the identifying information from the previously provided to the Futurity Director must be received by the Futurity Director no later than three (3) weeks prior to the stake judging.  Failure to provide such information will result in disqualification.

 

Entry for Stake Judging:

 

  1. Must be entered in a regular class, either conformation or obedience at the BTCA Specialty Show and Obedience Trial held in conjunction with stake judging.  Fee for this entry must be paid
  2. Additional class entry must include age and color variety (i.e. Futurity, 6-9, White).  Puppies are eligible only for the Futurity Stake which is in conjunction with the first BTCA Specialty Show and Obedience Trial held on or after the puppy reaches (6) months of age.

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