Sweepstakes & Futurity
National and Regional Specialties
Understanding Sweepstakes and the Futurity
Sweepstakes are a set of non-regular classes, offered at our specialty shows, which are specifically designed to recognize outstanding young dogs and puppies.
Winners of Best in Sweeps, Best Opposite Sex in Sweeps, and often all of the class placement winners, receive a portion of the entry fees as prizes for their placement.
Sweepstakes are a set of non-regular classes, usually offered at our specialty shows, which are specifically designed to recognize outstanding veteran dogs.
Veteran dogs are determined by age and must be at least seven years old to compete.
Winners of Best in Veteran Sweeps, Best Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweeps, and often all of the class placement winners, receive a portion of the entry fees as prizes for their placement.
Sweepstakes are the ONLY competition where money prizes are normally awarded.
The sweepstakes entry is made at the time you make your entries for your dog for the show.
You will include sweepstake entries on your entry form (under additional classes) whether it is by mail or on the Superintendent website.
Follow the instructions on the Premium List.
The Australian Terrier Futurity is designed to encourage & reward the breeders of Australian Terriers.
The Futurity provides a platform to showcase their young dogs & bitches produced through their breeding programs. It also allows breeders to express confidence in the quality of a particular breeding. The recognition of quality Australian Terriers is important for breeding programs to flourish.
The Futurity is a non-regular competition at the ATCA National Specialty for young dogs & bitches that recognizes & awards those Australian Terriers that most closely conform to the approved breed standard. A Futurity is almost identical to a conformation show except that no championship points are awarded to the winners & only nominated animals can compete. The competition requires a series of nominations from a breeder & payment of associated fees by the breeder and/or owner of the Get prior to the date of the Futurity.
The below forms are sent to the Futurity Chair.
You must STILL include the Futurity class on your entry form (under additional classes) whether it is by mail or on the Superintendent website. The fee for the Futurity that goes to the Superintendent is a separate fee and not part of the below forms and fees.