History of the Futurity Run-Off

The Futurity Run-Off was started as an effort to improve the prestige of the Sectional Futurities and promote them as quality events. The proposal was presented to the Board of Directors by the Futurity Chairman, Carole Alf, in 1984 and at the 1985 Board of Directors meeting the proposal was accepted with the running to commence at the 1986 Nationals. The format was simple and rules few.

In the field, the four money placements, plus a dog that ran in the sectional futurity that had two derby firsts were eligible. In the show, the six money winners plus the Dual Award winner, if any, and any dog that participated in a sectional Futurity show that had received a 3 point major or better in an AKC show were eligible.

The original qualifications went unchanged, except for 1988, and the addition of an adult placement in a stake with 13 or more starters, until 1995, when the "adult stake" was changed to All Age Stake." When the "standard for judging" was adopted for the sectional, a standard was also approved for the Run-Off. There have been no changes in the show run-off qualifications. The first two years, the field run-off was a 30 minute stake. From 1988 through 1995 it was a 45 minute event. In 1996 extraordinary conditions mandated a return to the 30 minutes (in lieu of cancellation) and that was made the standard by the Board in 1997.  In 1998, the Board of Directors voted beginning in the year 2000 to limit the run off to the twelve placed dogs and the stake will run hour heats. 

The field run off has produced some notable winners; their ancestry and their progeny reflect some of the best of the current bloodlines. NFC's Markar's Jac's A Dan D and Beans's Blaze show up in the field pedigrees as sire or grandsire of several of the winners. There are Hall of Fame dogs and bitches that appear as sire/grandsire and dam/granddam. The years so far have produced two future National Champions (both were runner-up) and one Dual Champion and winners producing winners.

Tracking the show run-off is more difficult as there doesn't seem to be the recurring common denominator that appears in the field. The first Best of Opposite Sex was the dam of the first set of littermates to go Best in Futurity and Best of Opposite Sex. There has been one other pair of littermates to accomplish that. One Best of Opposite went on to multiple Best in Show placements and two or three have finished dual titles.

May 2000 saw the inaugural running of the Futurity Gun Dog run-off being held with the National Gun Dog Championship in Ionia, MI. 

Field

Year Winner Runner up

1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

Timber's Goldtone Joke
Reimer's Bit O'Ban Dee
Bay Meadows Trucker
Jam Ba Joe's Willie
Bay Arbor Dee Dee
Husky's Rablin Roan Brook
Hi-Scor Jack De Ruffian
UIpland Acres Prarie Smoke
Sligo
The Wiz Kid
TBF's Hotroddin' Howie
Hanging Jaz Howlalewya
Ru-Jems Field of Feathers
Absolute Proof

Mizlu's Timber Baron
Rimarda's Gambler
Rimarda's Rebel Jack
Brittmont Buddy Jac
Microdot
Sundowner's Humming Cody
Ed De Vert
Huskey's Almighty Sinbad
Shiloh's Blazez Country Boy
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Lobo's Klickitat County Line
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Buck's Amigo Red
Keystone's Four Play

All Age

Year Winner Runner up

2000
2001
2002

Fort Lampart's Vindication
Shay-Dee Jake
DC/AFC Shady's Tia Maria

Smarteyes-Joker
Windy Hill Sky Rocket
Simply Irresistible

Gun Dog

Year Winner Runner up

2000
2001
2002

J & J Copper Doll
CH Dark Diva of Spring Hill
Clyde's Double Trouble

It's Me Again
Shiloh's Blazin Mad About You
Sigbrit's Jer & Ames Dakota

Show

Year Winner Runner up

1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

Karen's Triwynn EF Hutton
Auten's Flip
Starbuck Bantam Bucksport
Twin Oakds Wild Rose
Restless Wings Tiki Wise Guy
Roja's Malibu Jazz Matazz
not held (lack of entries due to split)
Roja's High Diver
Country Road Commander
Godabe Oak Cts Maggie Mayhem
Award's Rustic Ridge Jake
Triwyn's Unforgettable
Lone Oaks Inspiration Point
Rocklan Rowdy Mt Long Ranger
Wyngolds Tough To Touch
Sanbar's Curtain Call
Swift River's First In Line

Bantam's Molly O'Linwood
Ralee's Wht Lace N Promises
KorUpt Flashdance of Bantam
Holiday Rolyard Crusader
Jordean's Night on the Town
Jordean All Kiddin Aside

Rodeo's Ride of a Lifetime
Country Roads Celebration
Sam's Hardy Spot RJ
J & R Tazmanian Devil
Rolyart's marque My Words
Hope's Cut To The Chase
Rainbow's Fancy Ladys Fortune
Ridona-Kobrae High Lilly
May-Jay's Jeanie In A Bottle
Roja-Exe-Brit On Rappahannock

 

 


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