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The Australian Terrier Club of America

Dedicated to the Advancement of Quality, Purebred Australian Terriers

AKC Parent Club Member 1977
Founded 1958



Understanding the Futurity

The Australian Terrier Futurity is designed to encourage & reward the breeders of Australian Terriers.

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.

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.



Best Dog
Dreamtime’s Guns N Roses
Owner: Julie Payne
Breeder: Marilyn Harban & Rita Farmer

Best Bitch
Dreamtime’s Secondhand Rose
Owner: Marilyn Harban
Breeder: Marilyn Harban & Rita Farmer

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