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BHCA FUTURITY STAKES FORMS
2013 Futurity Form A & B (Bitch and Litter Nomination, PDF format)
2013 First Individual Enrollment Form (PDF format)
2013 Second Individual Enrollment Form (PDF format)
2013 Third and Final Enrollment Form (PDF format)
2014 Futurity Form A & B (Bitch and Litter Nomination, PDF format)
2014 First Individual Enrollment Form (PDF format)
2014 Second Individual Enrollment Form (PDF format)
2014 Third and Final Enrollment Form (PDF format)
BHCA FUTURITY STAKES RULES
These revisions will be effective for all futurity stakes beginning with the 2014 Futurity Stake.
The purpose of the Basset Hound Club of America Futurity Stakes is to recognize and reward breeders for their efforts in the breeding of better Basset Hounds through carefully planned breeding programs and the evaluation of puppies.
The Futurity Stakes is a “Stand Alone Event” to be held in conjunction with the BHCA Fall National. All financial transactions will be coordinated and reviewed by the BHCA Treasurer.
1. The Futurity Stakes is open to all breeders, co-breeders, and the Futurity Maturity Stakes Secretary. All breeders/owners must be members in good standing with the BHCA at the time the bitch is nominated and must remain so throughout the event. Individuals are not eligible to enter the particular stakes as a breeder or co-breeder or allowed to exhibit at a particular stakes if:
A. Any individual or member(s) of their immediate family is accepting entries.
2. Each Futurity Stake begins with the nomination of eligible bitches who will whelp on or after April 1 of the year prior to that in which the stakes will be held.
3. Puppies eligible to compete in any given stake are those whelped on or after April 1 of the prior year and on or before March 31 of the same year in which the stake is held.
1. The bitch must be nominated before the litter is whelped. A fee of $15.00 and a four generation pedigree of the potential litter must accompany the litter nomination. The individual sire and dam's pedigree will not be accepted. The nominating breeder will receive all correspondence and forms relative to the nominations, enrollments and stakes entry and is responsible for submission of all forms and fees and all other requirements set forth below. A $10.00 late fee applies if the bitch is not nominated prior to whelping.
2. The litter must be nominated not more than one month after being whelped. A fee of $15.00 must accompany the litter nomination.
3. First enrollment of the individual puppy must be made before the puppy is three months old. A fee of $5.00 per puppy must accompany the puppy enrollment.
4. Second enrollment of an individual puppy must be made before the puppy is six months old. A fee of $5.00 per puppy must accompany the puppy enrollment.
5. Third and final enrollment of an individual puppy must be made before July 1 of the year of the Futurity. A fee of $5.00 must accompany the puppy enrollment.
6. Late enrollments:
A. The penalty for late entry will be an additional $10.00 charge.
7. Puppies who may have been entered by a BHCA Judge or Futurity/Maturity Stakes Judge who has been selected to Judge at the Nationals, for the year in which they had nominated a litter for the Futurity may not exhibit at the current year’s event in which they are judging but may complete the Futurity nominating process by completing the entire enrollment process for the litter through the July 1 nomination.
8. Show entry fee shall be $15.00 per puppy.
DUAL SIRE LITTERS
If you are nominating a bitch that has been bred to two different sires the nomination process is as follows:
A. The Bitch must be nominated before the litter is whelped. A fee of $15.00 and a four-generation pedigree of each potential sire must accompany the nomination. A Futurity number will then be assigned to both potential sires of the litter
1. The Futurity Stakes will be judged in four age group classes for each sex. The winners of all eight classes will compete for Best in Futurity Stakes and Best of Opposite in Futurity.
2. The age group classes are as follows:
A. CLASS I. For puppies whelped in January, February, and March of the year of the futurity event.
1. All monies collected from nominations, enrollments, penalties and entry fees will be pooled. BHCA will retain 30% to cover expenses. The remainder is to be divided as follows: Winners pool 40%, Classes pool 60%.
2. The monies in the Winners pool will be allocated to the Best in Futurity Stakes and the Best of Opposite in Futurity Stakes by dividing the total in the Winners pool by 66.6% to the Best in Futurity and 33.4% to the Best of Opposite in Futurity.
3. The Classes pool will be determined by dividing the total money in the classes pool by the number of entries and then multiplying by the number of entries in the particular class. This money will be distributed as follows:
A. If there are four (4) or more entries, FIRST will be 40% of the class money, SECOND 30% THIRD 20%, FOURTH 10%.
4. For all winners prizes, the breeder or breeders of record will receive 100% of the total prize money. All Futurity prize money will be given to the nominating breeder of the Best in Futurity and Best of Opposite in Futurity.
1. All BHCA members in good standing are eligible to judge the Futurity Stakes. AKC regulations may prevent BHCA members who are licensed judges from competing at the National specialty show if they judge the Futurity event. BHCA member judges who currently exhibit and participants nominating prospective futurity judges should be mindful of such constraints.
2. Nominations of BHCA members will be solicited from the Futurity participants by May 1 of each year.
A. Each nominating breeder shall have one vote for the Futurity judge regardless of the number of litters nominated by the nominating breeder during the Futurity year.
3. Individuals are ineligible to be nominated to judge a particular stake if they:
A. are the Futurity Secretary or Assistant Futurity Secretary or members of their immediate family of that particular stake.
4. The Futurity judge will receive $200.00 as an honorarium for the assignment, plus 2 nights lodging and an invitation to the Annual Dinner for themselves and a guest, as well as a medallion or tie tack.
NOMINATION & VOTING
1. A teller will be selected by the Futurity/Maturity Committee prior to nominations and selection process for the Futurity Judge being sent out to the eligible participants. The teller must be a member in good standing and not a member of the immediate family or household of the Futurity/Maturity secretary or committee.
2. On May 1, the Futurity/Maturity Secretary shall mail to all eligible Futurity participants a nomination ballot that allows up to three (3) nominations for potential judges for the Futurity, with instruction, closing date for nomination, and whom to mail the nomination ballot. It is suggested whenever possible those nominees the individual participant are considering nominating be contacted by the individual who would like to nominate them to see if they would agree to the nomination. The nomination ballot must be sent to the selected teller and postmarked by May 25 in order to be counted.
3. On June 1 or as soon as the top three (3) nominees are confirmed by the teller, a final ballot shall be mailed by the Futurity Secretary to all eligible participants listing those three (3) or in the case of a tie the top nominees who have agreed to judge who were selected from the nomination ballot. The final ballot will include instructions to vote for one of the three (3) or more nominees, whom to return the ballot to by mail and the deadline for receipt of ballot. This ballot must be postmarked no later than June 25. The nominee receiving the most votes will be selected as the judge. The final nomination ballot maybe extended further in case of a tie.
4. The selected judge’s name will be listed in the Premium List, Program of Judging and a photo and biography will be in the catalog and on the Nationals website.
All acknowledgements and communications between the Futurity/Maturity Secretary will be done via email, except when an individual participant requests otherwise.
Revised: Oct. 7, 1995
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