The nomination year is based on the year a puppy will be eligible to compete at the ABC Futurity. Puppies are eligible at an age from 6 months and not over 18 months. If you expect a litter to be whelped close to the dividing line between eligibility for one year versus another, the Futurity Chairman will select the year of eligibility based on the expected whelp date. If the actual whelp date changes the year of eligibility, then the eligibility and nomination number will be reassigned for the bitch.
A single bitch nomination is sufficient as the nomination applies to the bitch and her entire litter. For the resulting puppies, it will be necessary to do DNA testing to identify the sire for a puppy nomination.
A valid nomination requires 3 elements — complete information in all the fields of the nomination form, a signature of the owner (for mailed nominations only), and a payment. All this must be submitted before the nomination deadline.
A bitch nomination must be postmarked or time stamped for online nominations, before the whelp date. A puppy nomination must be postmarked or time-stamped for online nominations on or before the 4 month birth date. The postmark/time-stamp establishes the date of nomination and not the date the nomination is sent or received.
You can either request a hand cancellation at the post office to establish the postmark or use the online nomination and online payment. The online nomination establishes a postmark based on the later of either the online nomination or the online payment transfer.
If all previous conditions for nominations are met, then once the increased fee of $100 is paid, no later than 2 months before the first day of regular classes at the ABC Specialty, the nomination will be accepted.
Should I send a nomination via Express Mail, Certified Mail, or Return Receipt Requestedfirstname.lastname@example.orgT09:39:16-04:00
This is not necessary as the postmark governs eligibility and not the date received. If you have reason to question the delivery services of the US Postal Office, you can use the online nomination option.
Mailed nominations are processed every 2 to 3 weeks and online nominations are processed every 1 to 3 weeks. Depending on when the nomination is received in this cycle, you can expect to receive a confirmation within a few days or after 3 or more weeks.
Because of the Spam blockers with AOL and other internet providers, an email containing the words “bitch nomination” may be directed to your Spam folder rather than your inbox. Please check the Spam folder before you decide that the confirmation is missing.
A canceled check may take up to 2 months to be returned to you. This is done to consolidate the number of deposits sent to the ABC treasurer. Consider this an extended float on your check writing privileges, courtesy of the ABC.
Can I nominate a puppy before I apply for its AKC registration papers or before the AKC returns the email@example.comT09:43:19-04:00
No, we have simplified the entry process with the Show Superintendent who checks Futurity entries against an alphabetical list of puppy nominations supplied by the Futurity Chairman. This is why name changes must be forwarded to the Futurity Chairman.