DPCA 2014 National


Agility · Obedience · Breeder Ed · Exhibitor Ed · Judges Ed · Barn Hunt

Agility Seminar - Wed October 8, 2014


An Agility Seminar with Ann Braue


Ann made her agility debut in April 2002 after 10 years in the competition obedience ring. She rose quickly to compete at both the National and International level. Ann has represented the USA internationally 8 times; 5 for the AKC / FCI World Team, once for the IFCS World Team and twice at Crufts. Ann coached the 2013 USA / FCI World Team in South Africa. Ann has competed in the finals at numerous events and is a five time USDAA National Champion winning the $10,000 Steeplechase 3 times, the Dog Agility Masters Team Tournament and the Grand Prix of Dog Agility.

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Obedience Seminar - Wed October 8, 2014 9a-3pm    [top]




This will be a problem solving seminar, bring your dogs and get advice from the experts.

We will have over 140 years of combined experience to help us with the breed that we love.

DPCA Members $25             Non-DPCA Members $50             Lunch Included

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Breeder Education Seminar - Mon Oct 6, 2014  10a-1p [top]

We have three great speakers lined up this year.  Each speaker will present for 30 minutes and then have a Q&A for 30 minutes.  The seminar ends just in time for the Welcome Party before the General Meeting!

Seminar is $30.  You can send in a check or pay via PayPal at the online store using the links below.

Mona Fasth DVM (Gallant Dobermans)

Mona will cover topics about getting your bitch in whelp.  She will discuss progesterone testing, thyroid testing and everything it takes to make sure the breeding takes.

Jim White (Cambria Dobermans)

Jim will speak about how to choose the right stud dog for the bitch and will also speak in depth about studying pedigrees.

Kelly Marquis (Marquis Dobermans)

Kelly will cover "from the whelping box to the show ring"


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Exhibitors Education Seminar - Tues Oct 7, 2014 8:30a - 4p  [top]

This year the Exhibitor's Seminar will be on Tuesday October 7th starting at 8:30 am and running until the afternoon and we are finished with our presentations. Room/Location will be announced at a later date. Lunch will be 12:30 until 2:00. This years we will have the entire day available to us to do our dogs and work with our Guest Presenter.

I am VERY proud and excited to announce that Ms. Teresa Nail will be our guest Presenter for the Seminar with Lana Ferguson assisting her. Both of their resume's are attached below.

I have know Teresa since I first started in dogs in the mid 1970's as I bought a dog from her Mother, Irene Biven. I have know Lana Ferguson for eleven years when she purchased her first Doberman bitch from me., and she will be assisting Teresa.

Teresa is an exceptionally talented and experienced lady in Dogs and Horses which she began with. She then with her Mother's encouragement moved on to Dobermans and has been a professional handler ever since. I have great admiration and respect for this young lady and look forward to this event in October. Lana has grown up in dogs with her Mother also, and does an exceptional job finishing her Dobermans in BC Canada and the US.

I have great respect for both of these ladies and am thrilled that they wish to spend a day at our National sharing their tricks and knowledge with us !!

We welcome you all that wish to work with your dogs to please sign up for the Seminar, beginners as well as advanced ahead of time. Remember we can all learn from each other!

Preregistration is advised so that we know how many people will be bringing their dogs/bitches. We will have a good size room in a circular situation and a mat to use for moving exercises, etc, The last two years we had 62 and 77 respectively so let's make this years even a higher attendance !!!

Make it a great Summer for yourself and your dog, We look forward to seeing YOU and your dog in October. Any questions feel free to email me or call:

Sharon Pflueger, Chair




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Teresa Nail

Profile: Teresa was born into dogs and horses. Her mother & father bred and showed English Field Setters and bred and raised horses. She started working both dogs and horses at the tender age of 4, learning to ride a horse and taking her first obedience classes. Teresa spent a lot of her childhood learning to ride, train and race horses. She attributes a lot of her natural abilities with dogs to the training and experiences she had with horses at such a young age. Experience: She started handling dogs in conformation at the age of 10. Started breeding Dobermans in 1966 with her mother Irene Bivin under the kennel name dob Mann. First 5 pt. major win at the age of 10, not showing in juniors yet, won Winners Bitch on first Doberman Shasta. Qualified for Westminster Junior's 3 years in a row. Winning Best Junior at Westminster at the age of 15, under Mrs. James Edward Clark. Became a professional handler and got first All Breed BIS in 1973 on Ch. Tolivers Boo Radley dob Mann. Has since won over 200 Best In Shows on multiple breeds of dogs, including Samoyeds, German Shepherds, Beagle, Italian Greyhound, German Short Haired Pointers and of course many Dobermans. Teresa has been handling dogs professionally for over 40 years. She has won many different awards at the DPCA National through the years, these include winning the DPCA Grand Prize Futurity twice, DPCA winners dog, Top Twenty three times, and she has won Best of Breed at the DPCA twice with the same dog in 2003 and again in 2008. Along with her late mother Irene Bivin, Teresa has bred and finished 100+ champions including multiple BIS and BISS dogs.

Lana Ferguson

I started my passion for showing dogs in 1973. My parents bought me my first show dog a Dalmatian. I worked very hard getting Pixie ready for show and my first day in the ring she went BPIG, I have been hooked since. Pixie achieved her championship quickly and we continued on into obedience achieving her CD. I bred Pixie in 1978 and kept two puppies. I had high hopes and showed the puppies but they did not achieve their championship. It was difficult those days as there were few Dalmatians so there was no competition other than an occasional special which were hard to beat. None the less I carried on and a few years later purchased a nice male Dalmatian from a good breeder, then a couple of years later a nice female. The intention was to breed them. After achieving their championship and their CDX I proceeded to their health testing. The male had hip dysplasia so he was fixed. I bred the female in 1990 and we kept a male from the litter who achieved his championship. The owner of the stud dog took the only female in the litter she went on to achieve her CAN/AM championship. I was very proud of her. I have not done a lot of breeding over the years but have been very active in the dog fancy. I purchased my first Doberman Fifteen years ago. This is the breed where my true passion lies. I fell in love with Dobermans before I had my first Dalmatian but my mother was afraid of them and bought me a Dalmatian. I have had some great successes with my Dobermans with achieving their championships quickly and many group placements as well as BIS. I taught Dog Obedience Classes from 1983 until 1990 in Holberg. I have been a member of the CKC since 1978, life member since 2008. I was a member for many of years of the Dalmatian Club of Canada as well as the Dalmatian Club of America. I am now a member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada, Doberman Pinscher Club of America. I also belong to two local dog clubs, Comox Valley Kennel Club, Glacier View Kennel Club. I am the treasurer of the Comox Valley Kennel Club. Over the last couple of years I have ring stewarded any opportunity I had. I have also attended as many seminars as I could find.


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Judges Education Seminars - Friday Oct 10 and Sat Oct 11, 2014   [top]





October 10-11 2014

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

1717 SW Topeka Blvd

Topeka, KS 66612

1-800 579-7937 or www.capitolplazatopeka.com

FRIDAY-October 10th Noon: SEMINAR:  DPCA Judges Educational committee will present the History, Temperament, Type, Head, Structure and Gait using computer presentations with live dog demonstrations along with panel discussions, followed by a working dog demonstration.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Presentation of quality dogs for examination and evaluation to begin ½ hr after judging is complete or immediately following seminar.

SATURDAY-October 11th: Ringside Mentoring during Best of Breed by parent club approved mentors. (Additional ringside mentoring will be provided throughout the week’s events beginning October 9th  if notified in advance).

*Both Seminar and Hands-on Workshop must be attended plus a completed breed test to qualify for a completion certificate.

Cost: $25.00

No Charge for all AKC Judges

To receive Seminar Materials- Register in Advance

 Or Contact: Vicki Harris- Seminar Coordinator- imagedobes@gmail.com


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Barn Hunt Seminar - Wednesday October 8 9am - 4pm   [top]

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