2018 Futurity Catalog

The inaugural NCA Futurity took place on May 3rd and 4th in Afton, OK at the Flying Cow Arena’s indoor facility. Eligibility for the Futurity required that dogs had to have been born on or after April 1, 2016 (approximately two years old and younger) and to have never run in any trial before.

Handlers from six different states came to show their young dogs, who ranged in age from 13 months to 25 months of age. The majority of the competing dogs were from 19 to 22 months old. The Champion dog in the 2018 Futurity was only 15 months old. (Congratulations to Brent Daniel and Jeff!)

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2018 NCA Futurity Payouts

The Futurity payout was structured differently than what is normally seen. The entry fee was $300, and the top three places in the average were paid, as well as the top three places in each round.

However, the difference was that if a dog earned money in the average, they were not eligible for any go-round money, which allowed for more contestants to earn a paycheck.

Average Placings & Payouts:

Round Placings & Payouts:

Futurity Results

2018 NCA Futurity Champion – Jeff

Handler- Brent Daniel
Owner- Rodney Couch
Breeder- Jeff Williams


Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 3 Cumulative

Futurity Courses

The Futurity consisted of three rounds and the Champion was determined by cumulative scoring of the three rounds. The course in each round was designed to not only show the control of these young dogs, but also their power and versatility. Each course contained a fetch, several driving and weave type obstacles, and finished with a pen and sort, all of which can be quite challenging to a young dog.

Round 1

Scoring is 10 points per head.
Handler may leave the line after the Y chute is completed.
Handler may assist on obstacles before the Y chute for half points.

Round 2

Scoring is 5 points per head for #1 and #3
10 points per head for all other obstacles.
Handler may leave the line after the weave is completed.

Round 3

Scoring is 10 points per head for #1, #2, #7, and #8
5 points per head for #3, #4, #5, and #6.
Handler may leave the line after the chute is completed.