The ASDS Yard Dog Futurity is another new event to the 2019 Australian Stock Dog Spectacular event line up.
Working dogs are identified at a young age and are sold at auction or are nominated by the owner to enter the future event. A futurity sale allows a breeder to share his dog's genetics and enhance the quality of stock dogs across the nations. All the dogs are then eligible to compete at the following years futurity trial.
All dogs purchased at the 2018 ASDS Futurity sale are eligible to compete in one or more of the three 2019 futurity trials for their share of a $25,000.
In 2018, there were 2 ways to enter a dog into the 2019 futurity. A dog could be purchased through the auction or and an owner could have entered a dog directly into the 2019 event. All dogs entered directly at the 2018 ASDS Sale are also eligible to compete in 1 or more of the 3 futurities in 2019.
All dogs that go through the ASDS Futurity sale are micro-chipped and DNA samples are taken for future identification. Dogs will be scanned before competing in the 2019 Futurity.
The ASDS Yard Dog Futurity qualifying rounds will be on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October – with the final held on Monday 28th October.