Futurity

Shows - Futurity and Maturity

DPCA Futurity Stake Rules

I. Purpose

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.

II. General

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 or email 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 or email 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

A. General

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.

X. Records

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.

DPCA Maturity Stake Rules

I. Purpose

To add a second opportunity to exhibit a puppy from a Futurity nominated litter, also to allow puppies that were slower to develop and not ready to compete in their Futurity year.

II. General

A. Correct and timely nominations are required for stake eligibility.

B. Prize monies can only be won through competition in stake judging.

C. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Futurity Director or downloaded from www.dpca.org

III. Nomination of Litter

The nomination of the dam will have been made for the previous year’s Futurity.

IV. Nomination of Puppies

A. Puppies nominated for the Futurity by a DPCA member are eligible and will pay a fee or $15.00

B. Puppies NOT nominated but from a nominated Futurity Litter will pay a fee of 25.00 if a member of the DPCA

C. Puppies eligible for the Maturity and are not owned or co owned by a DPCA member will pay and additional $10.00

D. All fees are payable to the DPCA and will be in U.S. Dollars.

E. Nominations will be made beginning April 15 and close July 31 of the year in which the event occurs.

F. Post marks or emailed entries before April 15 and after July 31 will be returned.

V. Entry for the Stake Judging

A. Must be entered in one the regular classes, either conformation, obedience or agility at the DPCA National Specialty show. Fee for this entry must be paid.

B. The Maturity must be indicated as an additional class.

C The additional class entry must include class division, color and sex. DPCA

VI. Class Divisions.

A. Stake is divided into two (2) divisions: Junior and Senior. The junior division is comprised of the previous year’s futurity six (6) through twelve (12) classes and the Senior division is comprised of the previous year’s twelve (12) through fifteen plus(15+) classes.

B. Each division is further divided by sex and color (Black & AOAC). Thus there are four (4) classes In each division.

C. Four placements are made in the judging of each class.

VII. Sequence of Judging

A. Judging sequence for each division will be Black Dogs, AOAC Dogs, Black Bitches, AOAC Bitches, Winner, Reserve Winner. After the division winner is selected, the judge will select a reserve winner from the three remaining 1st place winners and the 2nd place winner of the class from which the winner was selected.

B. The Winners of the Junior Division and Senior Division compete for the Maturity Championship.

VIII. Division of Total Maturity Stake Monies

A. General

1. 25% to operating expense fund.

2. 75% to be divided equally between the Junior and Senior Divisions.

3. A redemption card will be given to each placement and all monies will be awarded after the completion of the Stake judging.

B. Divisions of Individual Stake Monies (Junior and Senior)

1. 80% to placements in the 8 classes, with 40% of this going to 1st placements, 30% to 2nd placements, 20% to 3rd placements and 10% to 4th placements.

2. 5% to be divided equally between the two (2) division winners, 2 1/5% to each.

3. 3% to be divided equally between the two (2) division reserve winners, 1 ½% each.

4. 7% to be divided equally between the Junior and Senior division winners, 3 ½% each

5. 5% to the Maturity Champion.

C. Division of Individual Prizes.

1. 50% to the Breeder

2. 33 1/3 to the Owner

3. 16 2/3% to the owner of the sire at the time of Futurity Litter nomination.

IX. Trophies and Ribbons

Trophies and Ribbons will be provided.

X. Summary of Major Rules

1. Entry must be from a Futurity Nominated Litter of the previous year.

2. Entries must be mailed or emailed between April 15th and July 31st of the year in which the event will be held. Postmark or email receipt date will be the determining factor.

3. The Maturity is an additional class. Entry in to a regular AKC class is required.

4. All information on the entry form for the stake judging must be consistent with that which has been Supplied to the Director of the Maturity.

5. US dollars ONLY will be accepted.

Nomination Forms (PDF files)

Bitch Nomination Form
Puppy Nomination Form
Maturity Nomination Form
How to Create a Digital Signature

PayPal Links


Payment for Futurity Bitch via PayPal $15.00

Owner or lessee of bitch

Name of bitch

Bitch AKC registration #

Futurity Year

Your entry is not complete until both the nomination form (see above for link) AND your payment have been received and acknowledged.



Payment for Futurity Puppy via PayPal $15.00 (puppy being nominated by DPCA Member)

Owner Name(s)

Name of puppy

Puppy AKC registration #

Dam's name

Futurity Year

Your entry is not complete until both the nomination form (see above for link) AND your payment have been received and acknowledged.



Payment for Futurity Puppy via PayPal $25.00 (puppy NOT being nominated by DPCA Member)

Owner Name(s)

Name of puppy

Puppy AKC registration #

Dam's name

Futurity Year

Your entry is not complete until both the nomination form (see above for link) AND your payment have been received and acknowledged.



Payment for Maturity via PayPal $15.00 (if puppy was previously nominated for Futurity)

Owner of puppy

Name of puppy

Puppy AKC registration #

Dam's name

Maturity Year

Your entry is not complete until both the nomination form (see above for link) AND your payment have been received and acknowledged.



Payment for Maturity via PayPal $25.00 (if puppy was NOT previously nominated for Futurity)

Owner of puppy

Name of puppy

Puppy AKC registration #

Dam's name

Maturity Year

Your entry is not complete until both the nomination form (see above for link) AND your payment have been received and acknowledged.

Frequently Asked Questions

Essentially, the Futurity is a 3-step process:
1. Nominate the bitch while she is in whelp.
2. Nominate individual puppies before they are 4 months old.
3. Enter the Futurity “additional class” at the National.

Maturity has 2 additional steps:
4. Nominate individual puppies for Maturity (between April 15 and July 31.)
5. Enter the Maturity “additional class” at the National.

Yes, you must be a member to nominate a bitch for Futurity.

If the puppy is from a Futurity-nominated litter, then you do NOT have to be a member to individually nominate a puppy for either Futurity or Maturity. (The fees are slightly higher for non-members.) Only puppies from Futurity-nominated litters are eligible for competition in Futurity or Maturity.

As long as one of the owners of the puppy is a DPCA member, you can pay the lower fee.

Call the DPCA Futurity Director, Teresa Mahle, at 919-239-5256. She will send you printed copies of the forms that you can fill out by hand and mail.

Yes. You will send your check and completed form to the DPCA Treasurer. She will deposit your check immediately, and scan and send the form to the Futurity Director. (The address is on the form.)

No, there must be a signature on the form. If you need help with the digital signature, you can call the Futurity Director to help you, or you can print the form and sign by hand.

Instructions are at http://dpca.org/documents/futurity/How-to-create-a-digital-signature.pdf. Follow the instructions, and if you need help, contact the Futurity Director.

Some Windows 10 computers default to using a Windows-based PDF filler, which doesn’t have the capability to enter a digital signature. All you need to do is download the free software Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, at https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/. This software will allow you to sign digitally, so no printing required.

Yes, you can fax your completed, signed form to 818-743-7444.

Using Safari on the Mac, you can download the form by doing the following.

1. Download and install the latest version of Adobe Reader: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ (it is free). When you install, it will ask you if you want Adobe to be the default program for PDFs. Answer YES.
2. After you have installed the Adobe software, download (save) the nomination form from the DPCA website. (If you can’t figure out how to download, let me know and I will email it to you.)
3. Open the file. It *should* open with Adobe, which will allow you to fill in all the fields. After you’ve filled in all the information, follow the steps to create a new “digital signature” by clicking on the signature field on the form.

Yes, as long as he is from a Futurity-nominated litter. The fee is slightly higher if he wasn’t nominated for Futurity, but he is still eligible to compete in Maturity.

If the dog was in the Puppy class in Futurity (6-12 months,) you will enter him as a Junior in Maturity. If he was in the 12-18+ month class, he will be a Senior in Futurity.

Please be patient, especially as we transition to a new Futurity Director. Your form will be reviewed, and if there are any issues you will be notified. Even if there are problems, your original submission will be counted as the “postmark” date of your nomination.

Email: DPCAFuturityDirector@dpca.org
Phone: 919-239-5256
Fax: 818-743-7444

Previous Futurity Winners

2018
2017

Mueller Red Tornado
Breeder:Roxann & Wayne Miller
Owner: Roxann Miller
2016

CH D'Tales Dare to Compare Gallant v Ciden
Breeder:Stephanie Rudich, Mona Fasth, Cynthia Huckfeldt
Owner: Stephanie Rudich, Mona Fasth, Cynthia Huckfeldt


2015

Abadie Hearts Afire
Breeder:Barbara Lankford
Owner: Barbara Lankford
2014

Gemini Princess Sansa Stark v Alisaton  
Breeder:Marion Collins Gwen DeMilta Carissa DeMilta Shimpeno
Owner: Heidi Boettcher, Marion Collins, Gwen DeMilta Carissa Demilta Shimpeno
2013

Cambria's Above and Beyond
Breeder:Glen Lajeski & Ann Wulbrecht & Cambria Knl
Owner: Lora L Van Epp & Daniel C Van Epp & Cambria Knl


2012

Cambria's Vraiment Parfait
Breeder:Ann & Jim White
Owner: Karen Thompson &
Ann White
2011

Allure Fire in the Sky
Breeder:Nancy Bosley, Julie Porter, & Carmen Pitts
Owner: Carmen Pitts & Julie Porter
2010

Blue Max Pretty Woman v Encore
Breeder:Rose Benanti
Owner: Beverly Seielstad


2009

Francesca's Bringin Sexy Back
Breeder:S. Demitrowicz, D. Honaker, & D. Suriol
Owner: Rose Benanti
2008

Perfex Cyclone Mahina
Breeder:Michelle Perfect
Owner: Robert, Estelle, Nicole, & David Baron, M Perfect
2007

CH. RUBY DEE'S BOLIVAR
Owner:Ann & Jerry Enders & Joseph Smith & Janis Smith


2006

GALLANT’S MEADOW MAGIC V. CIDEN
Owner:Gwen DeMilta & Carissa DeMilta & Cynthia Huckfeldt & Mona Fasth
2005

VAN ORMAN’S VIXEN OF MORROWIND
Owner:Arthur & Katherine Hallam & Charles B Clagett
2004

NIKLBY’S PROOF I’M TRUE TO FORM
Owner:Ashley & Betty Cuzzolino


2003

CH. CHA-RISH STAR QUEST BLU-J’S
Owner:Donald & Joan Witt & Jack & Judy Crowley
2002

GALLANT’S MIDNIGHT FIESTA V CIDEN
Owner:Mona Fasth & Cynthia Huckfeldt
2001

GALLANT’S KISS THIS V CIDEN
Owner:Mona Fasth & Cynthia Huckfeldt


2000

GALLANT’S THE WITCHING HOUR V CIDEN
Owner:Mona Fasth & Cynthia Huckfeldt
1999

MARIENBURG’S REPO MAN
Owner:Mary Rodgers
1998

FOXFIRE’S GOTTA DANCE
Owner:Michelle Santana & Clarice Tom & Katherine Torre


1997

SUNSET’S FIRST LOVE V EASTWICK
Owner:Sophia Koster, DVM & Sharon Lowen Tocci
1996

DARWIN’S DANCE OF THE HOUR
Owner:Marilyn Altheide & Darlene Young
1995

TOLEDOBES ZAIRE
Owner:Davida Roof DVM & Judy Doniere


1994

ALISATON PRIMO SONG DALCLAR
Owner:Dr. Merry Flitzgerald & M. & P. Daly & G. DeMilta
1993

RED SUNS STEAM HEAT
Owner:John L. & Toni Rita Armonia
1992

DATELIS ENUF SAID ALISATON (B)
Owner: Marjorie Datskow


1991

HUGADOBE OIL SLICK (B)
Owner: Pam Hughes
1990

MACO’S SUGAR TWIN (D)
Owner: Judith & Jonathan Dodd
1989

MARIENBURG’S BLACKSTONE (D)
Owner: Richard C. & Hilary M.


1988

VON MERLIS LET’S MAKE A DEAL (D)
Owner: Causey C. & Gracie Quillian III
1987

SIERRA WYNTERWYND’S NAPA VALI-T (B)
Owner: Tom & Valerie Siligato
1986

KAYMAC’S STORM WINDS V PORCIA (D)
Owner: Joyce MacKay


1985

DIMAR’S HOT COPY
Owner: Leslie Hall
1984

CH. SHERLUCK’S CASALARIA (B)
Owner: Faye & Gary Strauss
1983

SIMCA’S APRIL WINE (B)
Owner: Lana Sniderman & Bob Krol


1982

ARCO DOB MANN (D)
Owner: Leonard & Susan Johnson
1981

LOKI DOBE’S TAISHO OF TOYO (D)
Owner: Tsuneo & Terry Nakamura
1980

ONDEGA’S SUN DANCE KID (D)
Owner: Bruce & Kathy Lieblich


1979

MARDALE’S DANCING SPIRIT (B)
Owner: Ester Mae Milstead
1978

AMULET’S CEDRIC V GLUCKICHE (D)
Owner: Pamela Gordon & Elizabeth Ward
1977

REDJACK’S ROBIN HOOD (D)
Owner: Richard Goodyear & Sherry Vert


1976

CHALMAR’S ZANUCK OF CHALMAR (D)
Owner: Mary Jo Lewis & Mary Jacobson
1975

MARIENBURG’S MINGO CHEE (D)
Owner: Dean & Betty Jo Haugh
1974

ALISATON’S INTIMATE MISS (B)
Owner: Joann & Gwen L. Satalino


1973

CENTRE SHIRLEE OF CASTLELANE (B)
Owner: J. McQueen & F. Willmeth
1972

CASTLELANE QUERIDA MIRANDA (B)
Owner: Doris Booher & Judy Doniere
1971

SASSY’S SILHOUETTE V GREENLACE (B)
Owner: George & Phyllis Riley


1970

ENCORE’S MYSTIC MELODY (B)
Owner: Neil Hampton
1969

CH. ELFRED’S NIKKI (B)
Owner: Elfred’s Kennels
1968

VON MAC’S MIKKI MAUS (D)
Owner: Florence Groce


1967

TEVRAC’S TAHITA (B)
Owner: Mr. & Mrs. Fred Simpson
1966

TOLEDOBES QUARTER BACK (D)
Owner: Judy Doniere & C.A.T. O’Neill
1965

CH. KAY HILLS TAKES WON TO NOWON (D)
Owner: Mrs. Michael Pym


1964

KAY HILLS STUDY IN WINE (B)
Owner: Warren & Betty Sears
1963

ELFRED’S MR. VICTORY (D)
Owner: Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Bodar
1962

WENDOLYN VOM AHRTAL (B)
Owner: Ethel Bergman
1961

HIGHBRIAR HALLA (B)
Owner: Mrs. H. Linck & Betsy Thomas
1960

ROARKE’S ACHILLES VOM PIA (D)
Owner: Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Roark
1959

JUSSIE VOM AHRTAL (B)
Owner: Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Cohen


Previous Maturity Winners

2017

GCHB Kettle Cove n Ashtrick St. Elmo's Fire
Breeder: Sharon Duval and Ashley Ring
Owner: Courtney Hanisak, Sharon Duval, Ashley Ring, D. Wedderman
2016

CH Obermark Anonymous Call v BellaCane
Breeder: Melinda & Tommy Moyer, Kathy & Jerry Drake
Owner: Gail Dunlap, Melinda & Tommy Moyer, Kathy & Jerry Drake
2015

GCh. Raklyns Field of Dreams Alisaton
Breeder: Debbie Struff, Fran Diano, Gwen DeMilta, Carissa DeMilta-Shimpeno & Tim Broderick
Owner: Deneen Hayward / D. Struff, F. Diano, G. DeMilta & C. Demilta-Shimpeno


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