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Understanding the Futurity

The Australian Terrier Futurity is designed to encourage & reward the breeders of Australian Terriers.  Without the breeders there is no future for out breed.

The Futurity provides a platform for breeders 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. Classes usually offered are: Junior, 6-12 month; Intermediate, 12-18 months; and Senior, 18-24 months.  Dogs and bitches are judged separately throughout the Futurity competition with a Best Dog in Futurity and Best Bitch in Futurity selected at the end. 

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.

Aussies entered in the Futurity may not be shown by professional handlers, members of the handlers family, or by employees of the handler unless the handler is the owner of the Aussie.

Please consider donating to the Futurity.  Your name will be included in the Futurity catalog as a donor.  Donations provide medallions, cash prizes and other prizes.

Futurity Forms and Instructions

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.


Click on the photo to see that years Futurity Catalog 

Camaroo’s By George I’ve Got It (George)

Owner:  Carole Morse

Breeders:  Carole Morse & Ellison Armfield

18-24 Month Dog Class

Dreamtime Blue Moon Cirque du Soleil (Sunni)

Owner:  Kelli Williams, Steve Williams & Jeanne Popovits

Breeders:  Marilyn Harban & Rita Farmer

12-18 Month Bitch Class

Dreamtime’s Guns N Roses (Axl)

Owner:  Julie Payne

Breeder:  Marilyn Harban & Rita Farmer

12-18 Month Dog Class

Dreamtime’s Secondhand Rose (Fanny)

Owner:  Marilyn Harban

Breeder:  Marilyn Harban & Rita Farmer

12-18 Month Bitch Class

Ryba’s Bussing Around Town (Buzz)
Owner: Darlene Evans
Breeder: Sue Bachman & Teresa Schreeder
18-30 Month Dog Class

 Ch Redsky Kansas City Style (KC)

Owner:  Elaine Strid

Breeder:  Elaine Strid

18-30 Month Bitch Class

Redwing Shoot The Moon (Ivan)

Owner:  Susan Duncan

Breeder:  Susan Duncan

6-12 Month Dog Class

The Farm’s Fire Breathing Dragonfly (Fire)

Owner:  Susan Mason

Breeder:  Sheila Dunn

6-12 Month Bitch Class

Sambel Luv That Augie At Marblearch (Augie)

Owner:  Pat Zupan, Claudia C. Coleman & Alexa Samarotto

Breeder:  Alexa Samarotto & Claudia C. Coleman

12-18 Month Dog Class

The Farm’s Spirit of Rock And Roll (JJ)

Owner:  Nancy Tibbett

Breeder:  Sheila Dunn

6-12 Month Bitch Class

Temora Remember Me (Troy)

Owner:  Julie Seaton

Breeder:  Julie Seaton

12-18 Month Dog Class

Blue Moon and Ryba’s Anna Babanna (Anna)

Owner:  Ryba Aussies

Breeder:  Jeanne Poposits

12-18 Month Bitch Class

Melukylan Flying Finn (Eddie The Sailorman)

Owner:  J. Caren Holtby

Breeder:  Kirsi Olsa

12-18 Month Dog Class

Sundog Sweet N Sour (Pickle)

Owner:  Angie Cross Bly

Breeder:  Angie Cross Bly

6-12 Month Bitch Class

CH Ryba’s Diamond Merchant (Louie)

Owner:  Ryba Aussies

Breeder:  Ryba Aussies

6-12 Month Dog Class

Temora Redi When You Are (Redi)

Owner:  Judy O’Brien & Julie Seaton

Breeder:  Julie Seaton & Zane Smith

6-12 Month Bitch Class

CH Ryba’s Up The Anti (Trump)

Owner:  Sue Bachman & Teresa Schreeder

Breeder:  Diane Barthing

12-18 Month Dog Class

Temora’s Southern Comfort (Tera)

Owner:  Judy O’Brien & Julie Seaton

Breeder:  Julie Seaton

12-18 Month Bitch Class

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