Champion -Rock owned and handled by Carl Bishop.
Runner Up -Islander owned and handled by Pete Kadzic
One of the longest standing traditions of the field trial sport is the Futurities. The oldest, the American Field Quail Futurity, dates back to 1903 when it was announced, and 1905 when the first running was held in Robinson, Ill.
Subsequently, other Futurities were initiated — Shooting Dog, Grouse, Woodcock, et. al.
The sole purpose of the Futurities is the betterment of the pointing dog breeds, and to this end the Futurities offer incentives to breeders to produce superior litters, and to owners and handlers to select and develop youngsters from these litters with the potential to go on to compete successfully in major stakes — all-age or shooting dog.
Over the course of more than 100 years, the Futurities have played a significant role in the betterment of the pointing dog breeds, and the support of the Futurities by the bird dog public has been a major factor in their success.
The Futurities are on the field trial schedule for the fall. Breeders, owners and handlers should ensure that all potential litters are nominated, so that youngsters from these litters will be eligible to compete in the coming breeders’ classics. -American Field