ALAC Futurity and Maturity Rules

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 (These dates will change if the National is held in
September) . The Maturity number would be the previous year’s futurity number plus an “M” and a number, i.e. 2022‐01‐M01.

LOCATION AND DATE

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

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:

SEX CLASS
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:

SEX CLASS
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

RULES

ENTRY FORM AND FEE

  1. A dog entered in the Futurity and Maturity MUST ENTER in one or more of the regular classes of the ALAC National Specialty.
  2. The entry for the Futurity and Maturity class and the regular class(es) MUST be made on the same entry form.
  3. 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.
  4. The entry fee for the Futurity/Maturity classes will be paid by the Jan Bruton Memorial Fund.

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.