GSDCC Futurity/Maturity System

Litter Nomination 2018

Litter Nomination 2019

Puppies must be entered in their proper age class regardless of development, maturity, or personal preference of the exhibitor. The winners of each class are judged in a combined group with the best male puppy being designated Futurity Male. Using C.K.C. procedures a Reserve Futurity Male will then be designated. Then the puppies of the opposite sex are judged, and the winner of that group being designated Futurity Female. Using C.K.C. procedure a Reserve Futurity Female will then be designated. The Futurity Male and Futurity Female are then eligible to compete for Best in and Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Futurity. 

 

The Maturity Section is judged after the Futurity judging is finished. This part of the show is for those dogs that have been entered but not necessarily shown in the previous years Futurity. The Maturity is divided into two classes only - dogs and bitches. The winners of these classes compete for the title of Best in Maturity and Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Maturity. A Reserve Maturity Male and a Reserve Maturity Female is also designated. 

 

Futurity and Maturity winners and all Futurity and Maturity Reserve winners will be eligible to compete at the Canadian National Specialty for the titles of Futurity Victor and Victrix and Maturity Victor and Victrix. 

 

If, Futurities do indeed, "Forecast the future,", this should be an all important show. It should be important for breeder's competition, an early look at up and coming young dogs, a look at what the breeder's in your geographical location are accomplishing in their breeding programs, and a look at and into what we are doing for and to our breed. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION SECTION 

 

These directions are applicable to all Futurity shows held in Canada. 

 

1. G.S.D.C.C. Inc. APPROVED FUTURITY SHOWS 

Shows will be held under these guidelines. They shall be hosted in each region during the months of May-July by an affiliated, branch or member club selected and approved by the Board of Directors of the G.S.D.C.C. Inc. 

 

2. NATIONAL FUTURITY SHOW COMMITTEE 

The Board will appoint a National Futurity Chairperson to oversee the operation of the Futurity system. The National Futurity Chairperson may augment his/her committee with approved additional personnel as required. The board will also appoint a National Futurity Tabulations Person. 

 

3. REGIONAL AREAS 

The following regions are designated for the purposes of regional Futurity shows: 

(a) Western (British Columbia and Yukon Territory) 

(b) Mid-West (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories) 

(c) Central (Manitoba and Northern Ontario west of and including Thunder Bay) 

(d) Ontario (excluding Northern Ontario and east of Hwy 41 incl.) 

(e) Quebec/Eastern Ontario (Ontario east of Hwy 41 incl.) 

(f) Eastern (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick) 

 

4. ADMINISTRATION OF SHOWS 

An interested affiliated, branch or member club may submit a proposal to host a regional Futurity to 

the National Futurity Chairperson prior to September 1st of the preceding year. Proposals will include 

the names of the persons comprising the Show Committee, proposed date and location of show, and 

list of proposed judges. The Board will select a host club from proposals submitted. Awarding of the 

show is solely at the discretion of the Board. Immediately upon notification by the National Futurity 

Chairperson, the regional host club's Regional Futurity Show Chairperson should do the following 

things all of which are subject to approval by the Board. 

 

(a) If the Regional Futurity Show Chairperson is not a member of the G.S.D.C.C. Inc. he/she will apply 

for membership in the G.S.D.C.C. Inc.

 

(b) Reaffirm that the show date is not in conflict with any German Shepherd Dog Specialty in the region, 

except where the Futurity is to be held in conjunction with a Specialty show held by the host club or 

other co-operating specialty club. 

 

(c) The Show Committee will be expected to perform and provide all services normally provided during 

a specialty show. The Show Committee must also:

 

(1) Send exhibitors a confirmation of entry at least 10 days prior to the show.

 

(2) Provide photographs of Best in Futurity/Maturity, Best Opposite in Futurity/Maturity, Futurity/Maturity 

Reserves and 1st place in each class to the National Futurity Chairperson within 30 days of the date of the show. 

 

(3) Provide ten (10) complete and marked catalogues to the National Futurity Chairperson within 30 days of the date of the show. 

 

(4) Remit to the National Futurity Chairperson 25% of all monies for entry fees in the Futurity and Maturity classes, and other exhibition classes (if approved) within 30 days of the date of the show.

 

(5) Forward to the National Futurity Chairperson a complete financial statement within 30 days of the date of the show. 

 

5. TROPHIES 

The G.S.D.C.C. Inc. will provide plaques and rosettes for Best In Futurity, Best Opposite In Futurity, Best In Maturity, 

Best Opposite In Maturity, and all Reserve Winners. Plaques will be provided to 1st place and flat ribbons for 1st to 4th 

place. All of the above will be provide to all regions as a Futurity/Maturity trophy kit at no cost to the host club. 

 

6. FINANCES 

The G.S.D.C.C. Inc. will receive 25% of all monies for entries in the Futurity and Maturity classes, and other approved classes within 30 days of the date of the show. All other income from the show, and all expenses (unless otherwise approved), 

are the responsibility of the host club. A complete financial statement and fees to be remitted to the G.S.D.C.C. Inc. will be forwarded to the National Futurity Chairperson within 30 days of the date of the show. 

 

7. INSURANCE 

The G.S.D.C.C. Inc. will carry an insurance policy covering its liability for each regional show in order to protect itself against suits for damages. Likewise the host club will provide insurance to protect itself in a similar manner. 

 

8. JUDGES 

Each host club will submit a recommendation for three judges in order of preference, with complete addresses to the National Futurity Chairperson by September 1st of the preceding year. The Board will approve a judge for each regional Futurity. When there are two judges, the first judge will judge Futurity Males, Reserve Futurity Male, Best in Futurity, Best Opposite in Futurity, Maturity Males, Reserve Maturity Male, Best in Maturity and Best Opposite in Maturity. The second judge will judge Futurity Females, Reserve Futurity Female, Maturity Females and Reserve Maturity Female. 

Judges are requested to submit a show critique to the National Futurity Chairperson for publication in the Canadian German Shepherd Dog Gazette. 

 

9. ELIGIBLE ENTRIES 

Immediately after February 15th, the National Futurity Chairperson will furnish the host clubs with a list of eligible litters nominated for each region. The Show Committee will accept Futurity entries only from nominated litters. Immediately after February 15th, the National Futurity Chairperson will mail entry forms to breeders who have nominated litters. Immediately after February 15th, the National Futurity Chairperson will furnish the host clubs with a copy of show catalogues from the previous years show. The Show Committee will accept Maturity entries only from dogs entered in a Futurity in the previous 

year. Immediately after February 15th, the National Futurity Chairperson will cause the host clubs to mail Maturity entries to eligible owners. 

 

FUTURITY SECTION 

 

1. CLASSES 

Classes for each Futurity show will be as follows: 

(a) Junior Born August 15 through November 14 

(b) Teenage Born May 15 through August 14 

(c) Intermediate Born February 15 through May 14 

(d) Senior Born November 15 through February 14 

Best in Futurity and Best Opposite Sex in Futurity will be selected from the first place males and females in the Junior, Teenage, Intermediate, and Senior Classes. Reserve Futurity Male and Reserve Futurity Female will be selected using standard CKC procedures. Best in Futurity, Best Opposite in Futurity, Reserve Futurity Male and Reserve Futurity Female will be eligible to compete in the Futurity finals at the National Specialty Show the same year.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY TO NOMINATE 

In order to nominate a litter you must be a member of the G.S.D.C.C. Inc. or apply for membership at the time of nomination. In all cases the breeder must also be a member of the G.S.D.C.C Inc. or apply for membership at the time of nomination. 

 

3. PROCEDURE TO NOMINATE/ENTER 

 

(a) Nominations Litters may be nominated by the breeder or owner within 90 days following the date of whelping by payment of the $30.00 nomination fee and submission of litter nomination form to the National Futurity Chairperson. There is a late penalty fee of $45.00 for anyone wishing to nominate a litter up to 30 days past the required 90 day limit. 

A litter shall be considered as nominated only after receipt of the required fee within the approved time period. No fees may be refunded. An individual dog owner may pay to nominate the litter but the litter nomination form must be signed by the breeder and nominated in the region in which the breeder resides. In the case of U.S.A. litters, the nomination must be in the region closest to where the breeder resides. Cheques returned by the bank for any reason will nullify the nomination unless made good prior to expiration date of the nominating period defined above. Returned cheques are 

subject to additional service charges. 

 

(b) Entries Individual entries must be made prior to the closing date of May 1st for all regions. Membership in the G.S.D.C.C. Inc. is not required to enter an individual dog. To be eligible for entry each dog must be registered or eligible or registration with the C.K.C. or A.K.C. Entry fees are $22.00 per dog and must accompany the official entry form mailed to the host club Regional Show Chairman in the region of entry. Dogs may not be shown unless entries have been received and listed in the show catalogue (except in the case of printers error). A cheque returned for whatever reason will void the entry (and any awards) unless made good within a time period demanded by the host club, but not to exceed 30 days from the date of the show in the case of cheques returned after the show date. 

 

4. PRIZES 

 

(a) The G.S.D.C.C. Inc. will provide plaques, rosettes and ribbons to winners as prescribed in General Information Section 

5-Trophies of this book.

 

(b) Best in Futurity and Best Opposite in Futurity will have their photographs published in the Canadian German Shepherd Dog Gazette. The publication of other awards/placings will be at the discretion of the Editor. 

 

(c) Three R.O.M.C. points will be given to the sire and dam of the Best in Futurity and Best Opposite in Futurity in each region.

 

(d) Best in Futurity and Best Opposite in Futurity at the regional level does not qualify the winners the use of the term "Victor" or "Victrix" as the case may be. These titles are reserved for the winners of the National Futurity finals. There are no regional "Victor" or "Victrix" titles. 

 

5. NATIONAL FUTURITY FINALS 

 

(a) Best in Futurity, Best Opposite in Futurity, and Reserve Futurity winners from each region will automatically be entered in the National Futurity Finals. There is no entry fee. 

 

(b) There will be a Best in Futurity and Best Opposite in Futurity selected (from regional winners and reserve winners) at the National Futurity Finals. The male will be conferred the title of "Futurity Victor" and the female conferred the title of "Futurity Victrix."

 

(c) Five R.O.M.C. points will be given to the sire and dam of the Futurity Victor and Futurity Victrix. 

MATURITY SECTION 

 

1. CLASSES 

There will be a Maturity Male class for dogs and a Maturity Female class for bitches. Best in Maturity and Best Opposite in Maturity will be selected from the first place male and female in the Maturity Male and Maturity Female classes. The second place Maturity Male and Maturity Female will be awarded Reserve Maturity Male/Female. Best in Maturity, Best Opposite in Maturity and Reserve Maturity Winners will be eligible to compete in the Maturity finals at the National Specialty Show the same year.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER 

In order to be entered a dog must have been entered (but not necessarily shown) in the previous years Futurity show in any region. Also at least one owner of the dog must be a member of the GSDCC for the year that the dog is entered.

 

3. PROCEDURE TO ENTER 

(a) Entries Individual entries must be made prior to the closing date of May 1st for all regions. Membership in the G.S.D.C.C. Inc. is not required to enter an individual dog in the futurity but must be a member to enter a dog in Maturity. To be eligible for entry each dog must be registered or eligible for registration with the C.K.C. or A.K.C. Entry fees are $22.00 per dog and must accompany the official entry form mailed to the host club Regional Show Chairman in the region of entry. Dogs may not be 

shown unless entries have been received and listed in the show catalogue (except in the case of printers error). A cheque returned for whatever reason will void the entry (and any awards) unless made good within a time period demanded by the host club, but not to exceed 30 days from the date of the show in the case of cheques returned after the show date. 

 

4. PRIZES 

(a) The G.S.D.C.C. Inc. will provide plaques, rosettes and ribbons as prescribed in General Information Section 5-Trophies. 

(b) Best in Maturity and Best Opposite in Maturity will have their photographs published in the Canadian German Shepherd Dog Gazette. The publication of other awards/placings will be at the discretion of the Editor. 

(c) Four R.O.M.C. points will be given to the sire and dam of the Best in Maturity and Best Opposite in Maturity in each region. 

(d) Best in Maturity and Best Opposite in Maturity at the regional level does not qualify the winners the use of the term "Victor" or "Victrix" as the case may be. These titles are reserved for the winners of the National Maturity finals. There are no regional "Victor" or "Victrix" titles. 

 

5. NATIONAL MATURITY FINALS 

(a) Best in Maturity, Best Opposite in Maturity and Reserve Maturity Winners from each region will automatically be entered in the National Maturity Finals. There is no entry fee. 

(b) There will be a Best in Maturity and Best Opposite in Maturity selected (from regional winners and reserve winners) at the National Maturity Finals. The male will be conferred the title of "Maturity Victor" and the female conferred the title of "Maturity Victrix." 

(c) Five R.O.M.C. points will be given to the sire and dam of the Maturity Victor and Maturity Victrix. 

 

TABULATION EXPLANATION 

Points are awarded to the Sires and Dams of all winning progeny exhibited in the Canadian Futurity/Maturity shows as outlined below. 

 

FUTURITY 

 

Points are awarded for all class winners in each of the six regions as follows: 

 

1st Place 4 PTS 

2nd Place 3 PTS 

3rd Place 2 PTS 

4th Place 1 PT 

 

These class points are then multiplied by the number of animals entered in the class. (we use entered because allot of young dogs are entered but not shown for various reasons and can be considered defeated in theory:also because absent entries are not always mark, all classes are tabulated as number entered) 

 

Example: Junior Male Class (Quebec Region) Number of Dogs entered in class = 20 

1st Place - 4 (PTS) x 20 (dogs entered) = 80 points 

2nd Place - 3 (PTS) x 19 (dogs entered minus 1) = 57 points 

3rd Place - 2 (PTS) x 18 (dogs entered minus 2) = 36 points 

4th Place - 1(PTS) x 17 (dogs entered minus 3) = 17 points 

 

Additional Points are awarded for winners male and winners female at the regional level according to number defeated 

(in the winners sex only) in that region. 

 

NOTE There are no extra points awarded for best of winners Example: Winners Male (Eastern Ontario/Quebec Region) total Eastern Ontario/Quebec Region Futurity Male Entry = 55 dogs 

Additional Points " WINNERS MALE" = 55 PTS (these extra points are used in the multiplication factor for tabulations) 

 

MATURITY 

 

Maturity classes in all regions are treated the same way as futurity except the points are greater. 

 

Maturity Points are awarded to Maturity class winners in each of the six regions as follows: 

1st Place 8 PTS 

2nd Place 6 PTS 

3rd Place 4 PTS 

4th Place 2 PTS 

 

Example: Maturity Male (Eastern Ontario/Quebec Region) Number of dogs entered in class = 15 

1st Place 8 (PTS) x 15 (number entered) = 120 points 

2nd Place 6 (PTS) x 14 (number entered minus 1) = 84 points 

3rd Place 4 (PTS) x 13 (number entered minus 2) = 52 points 

4th Place 2 (PTS) x 12 (number entered minus 3) = 24 points

 

FUTURITY/MATURITY 

 

The class points for all winners in all regions are then added together for each sire and dam. 

The total of all the class points and winners dog and winners female points if applicable are then multiplied by the number of winners that particular sire or dam produced in the tabulations (winners meaning 1st to 4th placing) 

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