SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT INVOLVING THE SIX FEDERATIONS
As you know, each federation has three events; derbies, futurities, and field champions. Only one federation is responsible for the field champions trial, the Mid Dixie. The other five are run by the host clubs.
Starting two years ago (2018), we we were able to license the derbies. This has helped increase the derby entries.
We attempted to get the AKC to let us license the futurity trials but we were not successful for a couple of reasons, one is the brace beagles are the only beagle venue that recognizes futurities and our numbers are small.
I suggest we consider dropping the futurity classes and replacing them with all age AKC license trials. This would make 6 license trials where entries should increase.
These are things that would have to be worked out with the federations, the AKC, and Purina. I urge you beaglers to talk this over and give me your thoughts and opinions on this.