Shows - Futurity
DPCA Futurity Stake Rules
To encourage the breeding of the best possible Doberman Pinschers and to reward the breeders for their efforts. Thus, the Futurity Stake is weighted towards the breeder. Recognition is also given the owners in whose hands lie the responsibility of developing the inherited potentialities. The sire is recognized for his genetic contribution.
A. Correct and timely nominations of both the litter and the individual puppy are required for stake eligibility.
B. Prize monies can only be won through competition in stake judging.
C. Nomination forms may be secured from the Futurity Director or downloaded from www.dpca.org.
III. Nomination of Litter
A. Must be by breeder, or a co-breeder, who is a member of the DPCA in good standing at the time of nomination.
B. Must be after the breeding, but before puppies are whelped. Postmark on envelope transmitting nomination establishes date of nomination.
C. Fee is $15.00 and is payable in US Dollars only. There will be no refunds.
D. Nomination of litter makes each puppy in litter eligible for individual nomination.
IV. Nomination of Puppy
A. Must be by owner, who need not be a DPCA member.
B. Must be before puppy reaches four (4) months of age. Postmark on envelope transmitting nomination establishes date of nomination.
C. Fee is $15.00 for DPCA members and $25.00 for non-members for each nomination and is payable in US Dollars only. There will be no refunds.
D. An entire litter may be individually nominated by paying the fee for each puppy and supplying a legible copy of each individual registration. If individual registration is unavailable at time of nomination, this must be supplied as soon as available and in no case later than three (3) weeks before the stake judging.
E. Any changes in the identifying information which will be included in the Futurity or DPCA Specialty Show catalog from that previously provided the Futurity Director, must be received by the Futurity Director at least three (3) weeks before the stake judging. Failure to provide such information will result in disqualification.
V. Entry for Stake Judging
A. Must be entered in one of the regular classes, either conformation or obedience, at the DPCA Specialty Show and Obedience Trial. Fee for this entry must be paid.
B. Futurity Stake entry must be indicated as an additional class.
C. Additional class entry must include age division and color (e.g., Futurity, 6-9, black). Puppies are eligible only for the Futurity Stake which is in conjunction with the first DPCA Specialty Show held on or after the date they reach six (6) months of age. Youngest entrant must be six months on the day of the stake.
VI. Class Divisions
A. Stake is divided into four age divisions; 6-9, 9-12, 12-15, and 15 plus months of age.
B. Each age division is further divided by sex and by color (black and AOAC). Thus, there are four classes in each age division.
C. Four placements are made in the judging of each class.
VII. Sequence of Judging
A. Judging sequence for each age division will be: black dogs, AOAC dogs, black bitches, AOAC bitches, winner, reserve winner. After the age division winner is selected, the judge will select a reserve winner from the three remaining first place winners, plus the second place winner of the class from which the winner was selected.
B. Best Futurity Puppy is selected from the 6-9 and 9-12 age division winners immediately following 9-12 judging.
C. Best Futurity Junior is selected from the 12-15 and 15 plus age division winners immediately following 15 plus age division judging.
D. The Best Futurity Puppy and Best Futurity Junior compete for Grand Prize Futurity winner.
VIII. Divisions of Total Futurity Stake Monies
1. 25% to operating expense fund.
2. 75% to be divided equally between the puppy and junior stakes.
3. A redemption card will be given to each winning placement and all monies will be awarded after the completion of the Futurity Stake judging.
B. Divisions of Individual Stake Monies (puppy and junior)
1. 80% to placements in the eight classes, with 40% of this going to 1st placements, 30% to the 2nd placements, 20% to the 3rd placements, and 10% to the 4th placements.
2. 7% to be divided equally between the four age division winners, l 3/4% to each.
3. 3% to be divided equally between the four age division reserve winners, 3/4% to each.
4. 5% to be divided equally between Best Futurity Puppy and Best Futurity Junior, 2½% to each.
5. 5% to Grand Prize Futurity winner.
C. Division of Individual Prizes
I. 50% to breeder.
2. 33 1/3% to owner(s).
3. 16 2/3% to owner of sire at time of litter nomination.
IX. Trophies and Ribbons
A. A trophy and a rosette will be provided for the Best Futurity Puppy, the Best Futurity Junior, and the Grand Prize Futurity winner from Futurity operating funds.
B Other trophies and rosettes may be awarded at the discretion of the National Specialty Bench Show Committee.
C. Rosettes or ribbons are awarded for each placement.
It is recommended those who have made entries in the Futurity Stake have copies of all pertinent correspondence regarding acceptance of nominations, name changes, etc., available at the time of judging.
Summary of Major Rules
1 Litter must be nominated by DPCA member breeders before it is whelped.
2. Puppy must be nominated by owner before it reaches four (4) months of age.
3. Futurity is an additional class at the National Specialty, and entry form must so indicate. (No points are awarded.)
4. All information on entry form for stake judging must be consistent with that which has been supplied the Futurity Director.
Dear Futurity Participant:
The board of Directors is pleased to announce that the DPCA has entered into a two year Agreement with RALSTON PURINA COMPANY whereby Purina will sponsor our Futurity and provide substantial monetary support of health related and educational projects at the direction of the DPCA.
Purina's intent is to invest in the future of purebred dogs. The DPCA's purpose is the preservation and protection of this breed. What the Agreement between Purina and the DPCA means to us as Doberman breeders and exhibitors is that funds will be made available by Purina for targeted projects of the DPCA, such as development of an illustrated standard for Judges Education, support of the newly created DPCA Health Registry, and/or support of Doberman genetic health research. All funds that the DPCA receives from Purina will be disbursed to the designated targeted projects at the direction of the DPCA board.
Purina's financial commitment is potentially enormous, depending upon participation in the DPCA Futurity program. Purina has agreed to donate $10.00 to the DPCA Targeted Project for each litter nominated and $2.00 for each puppy nominated. Further, each Futurity nominated puppy earning its AKC Conformation Championship title will earn an additional $25 donation to the DPCA targeted project. Purina will donate over $8,000 annually in cash and trophies to support the futurity competition and program and will provide Event Recognition Awards (such as Best Junior, Best Senior and Best in Futurity).
Individually, Purina will provide a formal recognition awards to each Futurity Nominated puppy achieving its AKC Conformation championship; and for each Futurity breeder and Futurity Nominated puppy owner who redeems Purina weight circles as a member of the Purina Pro-Club, an additional donation of 10% of the weight circle points accrued annually under that program (up to $20,000 annually) will be made to the designated DPCA target project. Purina will make other promotional items and benefits available to those breeders and owners of Futurity nominated pups who choose to participate in those promotions, as well, although such participation is not a requirement of Purina's donations to the targeted projects.
What Purina asks from the DPCA in return for providing the foregoing benefits is that the DPCA publicize this "Futurity Alliance" to DPCA members; that the DPCA make advertising space available to Purina in the membership directory, the Pipeline, the website, Futurity communications, the National Specialty Show Catalog, Premium List and Judging Schedule, and certain other DPCA publications at no cost to Purina; and that the DPCA provide to Purina a list of Futurity Breeder's and owners names and addresses so that Purina can distribute Pro Plan Starter Kits to those breeders who nominate litters, and promotional items to owners. The contract that Purina has signed with the DPCA provides that these names and addresses will remain confidential, and will not be sold, or given, to any other person or organization. Only Purina will have this database, and it will only be used for promotional communications from Purina to breeders and owners participating in the Futurity program.
The income potential from this program, income that can be used to support educational and health related programs benefiting our Dobermans, is enormous. While the current Agreement between Purina and the DPCA has a term of only two years, it is possible, if it proves successful, that this program could be extended for additional terms. Further, the fact that we have been able to negotiate a contract such as this harbingers well for the ability of the DPCA to attract other sponsors for educational and health - related programs that will benefit this breed. The DPCA board sees this Alliance as an important first step in better serving the needs of our breed and this club.
This agreement with Purina was entered into after the Nationals; therefore, those nominations made from April 2001 to the present will need to be "grandfathered" in so as to enable the DPCA targeted projects to receive the income benefits of this agreement this year. To enable the DPCA to do that, we need to have breeders and owners of those litters and puppies sign an acknowledgement of the agreement, so that their names can be provided to Purina and their litters and nominated puppies "registered" in this program.
We are therefore requesting that you sign the acknowledgement that is attached to this letter and return it to us in the enclosed preaddressed envelope as quickly as possible. The faster you return this acknowledgement to the DPCA, the better, as that means the funds to be provided by Purina in support of the educational and health projects of the DPCA will start to accumulate.
Updated Futurity Forms will soon be available on the DPCA Website and through DPCA Futurity Chair, Diane Simmons 2631 Riding Ring Road Norco, CA 92860-2531 (951) 737-6978 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The "Futurity Alliance" liaison for the DPCA is Diane Simmons and any questions regarding this program should be directed to Diane at: Diane Simmons 2531 Riding Ring Road Norco, CA 92860
Thank you for your cooperation in returning the attached Acknowledgement, and for your support of this important program.
Very truly yours,
Futurity Alliance Liaison