The American Lhasa Apso Club, Inc.

FUTURITY/MATURITY RULES

The Futurity is an annual event sponsored by the American Lhasa Apso Club to
encourage the exhibition of recently whelped Lhasa Apsos.

Futurity Entry Form: ALAC Futurity/Maturity Entry Form
Nominate a Judge:
Futurity/Maturity Judge Nomination Form

FUTURITY AND MATURITY RULES

The Futurity is an annual event sponsored by the American Lhasa Apso Club to encourage the exhibition of recently whelped Lhasa Apsos.

The Maturity is an annual event sponsored by the American Lhasa Apso Club to encourage the exhibition of previously Futurity nominated Lhasa Apsos less than 31 months of age.

The purpose of a Maturity is to follow the progression of the Futurity nominated individual dogs. The Maturity is for dogs and bitches over 18 months of age but under 31 months of age.

FUTURITY AND MATURITY ELIGIBILITY

Futurity nomination of the litter must be made within ninety days of birth. Nomination forms are available from the ALAC or Futurity Secretary. By nomination of the litter, all dogs in that litter are eligible to enter the Futurity irrespective of subsequent ownership change.

The breeder or owner of a Maturity eligible dog would be nominated by its owner within the regular nomination dates. Dates of eligibility would be the same as the Futurity—October 15th to the next year’s March 31st of the following year’s Nationals and Maturity. The Maturity number would be the previous year’s futurity number plus an “M” and a number,  i.e. 2012-01-M01.

FUTURITY AND MATURITY LOCATION AND DATE

One Futurity and Maturity is held each year in conjunction with the ALAC National Specialty.

FUTURITY AND MATURITY STAKES AND PRIZES

Prize money, comprised of nomination fees, will be awarded as follows:

FUTURITY         20% of total monies to ALAC for Expenses

$50.00    -    Grand Futurity Winner

$50.00    -    Best Puppy in Futurity

$50.00    -    Best Junior in Futurity

After these monies have been reserved, the remaining funds will be divided equally between the eight classes offered and disbursed as follows:

40%

-    First in class

20%

-    Third in class

30%

-    Second in class

10%

-    Fourth in class

 

MATURITY      20% of total monies to ALAC for Expenses

$50.00    -    Best in Breed Maturity

$50.00    -    Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Maturity

2/2/2014If there is a sufficient entry in the Maturity, monies over the Best and Best of Opposite awards will be distributed as class prizes between the 4 classes offered, in the percentages listed for the Futurity.

All undistributed awards are the property of the American Lhasa Apso Club. The American Lhasa   Apso Club offers the Robert W. Griffing Memorial Plaque to the BREEDER of the Grand Futurity Winner.

FUTURITY SHOWS AND CLASSES

The Futurity will be divided by sex and be judged in the following classes: Puppy Dogs:        6 to 9 months

9 to 12 months

Puppy Bitches:         6 to 9 months

9 to 12 months

Junior Dogs:             12 to 15 months

15 months and older Junior Bitches:         12 to 15 months

15 months and older

Winning puppy in each class to compete for Best Puppy in Futurity Winning Junior in each class to compete for Best Junior in Futurity

Best Puppy and Best Junior in Futurity to compete for Grand Futurity Winner.

 

MATURITY SHOWS AND CLASSES

The maturity will be divided by sex and be judged in the following classes: Adult dogs:           18 to 24 months

24 to less than 31 months

Adult Bitches:         18 to 24 months

24 to less than 31 months

Winning adult in each class to compete for Best in Maturity and Best of Opposite Sex in Maturity

ENTRY FORM AND FEE

A dog entered in the Futurity and Maturity MUST ENTER in one or more of the regular classes of the ALAC National Specialty.

The entry for the Futurity and Maturity class and the regular class(es) MUST be made on the same entry form.

The entry must be marked in the ADDITIONAL CLASS section with the word “Futurity or Maturity” and the assigned Futurity Litter Nomination Number or the Maturity nomination number.

The entry fee for the Futurity class and Maturity class must accompany the fee for the regular class(es).

OTHER

There are NO AKC championship points awarded in the Futurity or the Maturity.

All dogs MUST be handled by the Breeder, Owner, a member of his/her household, or an amateur substitute.

NO REFUNDS will be made in the event of default by the person making the entries.

 

FUTURITY JUDGE

The Futurity/Maturity Judge will be nominated by the ALAC membership and elected by the majority vote of the Members voting.

The candidate who is second in the balloting shall be designated Alternate Judge, should the first be unable to judge.

2014-02-02 revised

 

FUTURITY/MATURITY RULES EXPLAINED:

FUTURITY: Remember to nominate your litters for the 2016 Futurity. Litters MUST be born BEFORE March 31, 2016 and be nominated BEFORE they are 90-days old. Nomination fee is $20.00 per futurity LITTER.

MATURITY: All Lhasas from litters nominated for the 2015 Futurity are eligible for the 2016 Maturity, dogs MUST BE nominated by their owners and include the Futurity litter number from 2014. Maturity Nominations are due by March 31st, 2016.  A new form is on the ALAC web site under forms.

Nomination fee is $20.00 PER DOG. Forms can be found here: http://www.lhasaapso.org/forms/ALAC_Futurity_Maturity_Entry%20Form.pdf

A recent question regarding Futurity/Maturity

Q:  How does Maturity work when you haven't been able to show in Futurity?

A: If the litter wasn’t nominated for Futurity, the dog isn’t eligible for Maturity. If the litter was nominated but not shown in Futurity, the current owner still has the option of nominating for Maturity and showing in Maturity.  The NOMINATION is the important part.

The reason a futurity number from the previous year is needed is to make sure the dog WAS futurity nominated to begin with. The purpose of the Maturity is to view the progress of the individuals from Futurity-nominated litters.

Individual dogs need to be nominated by their owner, not the breeder, and are given a Maturity number which includes the Futurity number. Example: 2015-01-M01 -- “2015-01” is the Futurity number and the “M01” is their Maturity number. All puppies from a futurity-nominated litter are eligible for the Maturity the following year and will receive their own Maturity number provided the owner nominates the dog. Applications are due March 31st of 2016 and there is a $20 fee per nominated dog.