The conscientious breeder chooses, as a potential brood bitch, a female that most nearly approaches the breed standard, and selects a suitable stud dog who will compliment the qualities of the bitch. The purpose of a Futurity Program is to encourage breeding high quality Bouviers and to reward successful breeders with recognition and monetary awards. Futurity is therefore a contest for the best “conformation” or adherence to the CKC standard for the breed. Proper conformation for a herding dog is the basis for the CKC standard which describes the perfect Bouvier. While we cannot hope to achieve perfection, the Standard sets a goal for which the conscientious breeder strives. The Bouvier originated as a herding breed, for the purpose of herding cattle. A herding dog needs more than just intelligence for the work he was originally developed to do. He must also have the stamina and rhythm of movement, to travel easily over all types of terrain for long periods of time in order to fulfill his role as a herding dog.
The goal of all Futurity breeders and owners is, of course, to record a win in the Futurity. All Futurity pups are bred for excellence, along with the prestige involved, there are also the financial rewards for winning or placing in Futurity. And, it is the highest honour to be the breeder or the owner of a winner in a Futurity.
To Be Held:
Rules: Eligibility to Nominate:
Dogs may not be shown unless entries have been received and listed in the show catalog (except in the case of printers error.)
Entry in the Futurity requires the dog to be entered in one of the regular classes at the BdFCC Specialty Show. The Futurity will be held in conjunction with the BdFCC National Specialty.
A cheque returned for whatever reason will void the entry (and any awards) unless made good within 30 days form the date of show, in case of the cheque returned after the show dates.
Entry fees are not considered part of the futurity income but used for specialty expense.
whelped on or after
June 1st to August 31st of the previous year.
March 1st to May 31st of the previous year.
December 1st to February 28/29th of the
September 1st to November 30th of the 2 years
Each class will be broken down in the above order with the dogs and bitches judged separately. Placements of first (1) through fourth (4) will be rewarded with the first place dog in each class to compete for Best in Futurity and Best Opposite Sex in Futurity.
Disbursements of Income – 30 %
Operating Expense Fund – 45 %
First Place in Each Class * (divided between the 8 classes with percentages used to determine amount of each class based on dogs entered) – 15 %
Best in Futurity – 10 %
Best Opposite Sex to Best in Futurity
60% of each prize goes to the owner and 40% of each prize goes to the breeder. Only one cheque will be issued to the first name listed on the entry form to the owner and breeder.