2021 National Show & Convention · Kingsport, Tennessee
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Oct 9-16, 2021

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2021 TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Last Updated July 27, 2021


Friday Oct 8
TBA Chapter Club WAE TBA
Saturday Oct 9
TBA Regional Sweepstakes Convention Center
TBA Regional Conformation Convention Center
TBA Regional Obedience / Rally Trials #1 Convention Center
TBA Regional Agility Trial #1 Off-site Ron Ramsey Agricultural Center
Sunday Oct 10
TBA Regional Conformation Convention Center
noon-5pm Heart Clinic Meadowview Ballroom D and C
TBA Regional Agility Trial #2 Off-site Ron Ramsey Agricultural Center
TBA Regional Obedience / Rally Trials#2 Convention Center
TBA Welcome Party Convention Center Foyer
Monday Oct 11
7-8am Membership Continental Breakfast Cattails Ballroom
8-10am Annual Meeting & Awards Cattails Ballroom
TBA Board Meeting Blue Ridge Board Room
10:30am National WAE (Working Aptitude Evaluation)
10:30am DPCA Registration Convention Center
8a-6p Heart Clinic Meadowview Ballroom D and C
National Agility Trial Off-site Ron Ramsey Agricultural Center
3pm Chapter Club Meeting Crockett Amphitheatre
7pm Top 20 Conformation Convention Center
Tuesday Oct 12
TBA Board Meeting Blue Ridge Board Room
All Day National Seminar Day
TBA National Obedience / Rally Convention Center
4pm ROM Committee Meeting Holston-Watunga Rooms
8a-6p Heart Clinic Meadowview Ballroom D and C
10AM – 12:30PM & 2PM – 4:30PM DNA Blood Draw CHIC Booth Convention Center
7pm Top 20 Agility Convention Center
Wednesday Oct 13
TBA Board Meeting Blue Ridge Board Room
TBA National Futurity/Maturity Convention Center
10AM – 12:30PM & 2PM – 4:30PM DNA Blood Draw CHIC Booth Convention Center
8a-noon Heart Clinic Meadowview Ballroom D and C
4pm International Reception Cattails Ballroom
5pm Mentor Meeting Crockett Amphitheatre
7pm Top 20 Obedience Convention Center
Thursday Oct 14
TBA Board Meeting Blue Ridge Board Room
TBA National Conformation – All dog classes Convention Center
TBA National Owner Handled Sweepstakes Convention Center
TBA History of the Breed Cattails Ballroom
Friday Oct 15
TBA Board Meeting Blue Ridge Board Room
TBA National Conformation – All bitch classes Convention Center
After bitch judging Special Age Advanced Sweeps (2020 Futurity Nominated Puppies) Convention Center
After bitch judging Junior Jamboree and Pizza Party Convention Center
12pm Judges Education Seminar Meadowview Ballroom
TBA DPCA Health/Rescue Fundraiser Cattails Ballroom
Saturday Oct 16
TBA National Conformation – Intersex, Non-regular Classes, Junior Showmanship Convention Center Convention Center
During lunch break Juniors Top 20 Convention Center
TBA Judges Education ring side mentoring Convention Center


Marriott Meadowview Resort – Kingsport, TN


Run of house room rate: $142.00 per night

$50.00 Non-refundable Pet fee.

Deposit equal to one night stay is required at time of reservation.

Maximum 4 dogs per room. Plastic sheeting must be placed under crates in room.

Rooms must be cancelled by Sept. 7, 2021 to avoid penalty.

Please do not hold on to rooms you will not need. We always have a waiting list!


We have completely sold out of our room block, however, we are working cancellations every day. There are other rooms available at the host hotel just not at the group rate.

These rooms can be booked at www.Marriott.com

If you book a room outside the group block, please let Jan Stephenson know of your reservation so your room can be moved into our area of the hotel.

If you want to be placed on the waitlist for the group rate of $142.00 per night, please email Jan with your dates and room type.

If you have a reservation and need to cancel, PLEASE LET JAN KNOW. We have a waitlist and we can use your room.

Please email before you cancel your reservation and we will transfer your reservation to someone on the list.

If you are having any problems getting nights, rates, etc. Please contact Jan. She will try her best to accommodate you.

Jan Stephenson  email   jtstep15@outlook.com


Host Hotel

Motorhomes - SOLD OUT

Send an email to dpcanationalrvreservations@dpca.org with your request to be added to the wait list.

Golf Carts

Traveling to Kingsport, TN

The Closest airport to Kingsport is located 24 miles away in Bristol, TN. Tri City Airport (TRI) is serviced by American Airlines and Delta Airlines.  The Meadowview Marriott Resort will offer transfers from this airport to the hotel.  $20.00 each direction.  Please call the hotel for reservations. 423-578-6600

Car Rentals available from Avis and Budget Car Rental Companies.

Knoxville TN Airport (TYS) is 114 miles from Kingsport. This airport is serviced by American, Delta and United Airlines

Car Rentals available from Avis, Budget, Enterprise Alamo, Hertz and National.

Charlotte, NC Airport (CLT) IS 166 miles from Kingsport. This airport is serviced by American, Air Canada, Air Trans, Delta, Jet Blue, Northwestern, US Air

and United Airlines.

Car Rentals available from most major rental agencies.

Phone Numbers for Businesses Above.

American Airlines 800-433-7300

Air Trans 877-872-6728

Air Canada 888-247-2262

Delta Airlines 800-455-2720

Jet Blue 801-449-2525

Northwestern 800-692-6980

United Airlines 800-864-8331

US Air 800-566-2345


Avis Car Rental 800-352-7900

Alamo Car Rental 800-357-5138

Budget Car Rental 800-214-6094

Enterprise Car Rental 855-266-9565

Hertz Car Rental 800-704-4473

National Car Rental 844-393-9989

Judging Panel

Regional Conformation

Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes – Michelle Kramer

All Dog Classes including Veteran Dogs and Stud Dogs – Dawn Danner

All Bitch Classes including Veteran Bitches and Brood Bitches – Nancy D. Simmons

Intersex, Best Bred By, Best Puppy, Best Veteran – Jan Van Wormer

Junior Showmanship Jan Van Wormer


National Conformation

Futurity and Maturity – Gwen Demilta

AKC Beginner Puppy TBD

Owner Handled Sweeps – Sue Korp

All Dog Classes including Veteran Dogs and Stud Dogs – Philip Martin

All Bitch Classes including Veteran Bitches and Brood Bitches – Bob Vandiver

Intersex, Best Bred By, Best Puppy, Best Veteran and Junior Showmanship – Adrian Woodfork

Age Advanced Sweepstakes (Friday after bitch judging) – Holly Schorr

Agility All 3 Trials – Ronda Bermke 

Regional Obedience and Rally Trials – Bonnie Hornfisher and Ted McCall

National Obedience and Rally Trials – Bonnie Hornfisher


Stay Connected with Remind

Again for the 2021 National, we will be using the Remind app to communicate real time updates and reminders during the event from committee members!

New for this year – we have separate Remind classes for different venues. Join as many or as few as you like!

Venue/Link Class Code
General National dpcanat
Agility dpcaagil
Barnhunt dpcabarn
Conformation dpcaconf
Obedience dpcaobed
RV Parking dpcarv

Click on the link above to join instantly or download the Remind app and enter class code shown above. Remember to allow text or push notifications for instant communication.

Sponsor Packages and Donations


Sponsor Packages

Sponsor packages are available for purchase. Choose the one that fits your budget!  They are selling out quickly!

Photo Display

These 32×50 photo enlargements will be displayed throughout the convention area.


Consider a donation that fits your budget

Chapter Club Trophy Donation

Sign up for the level that fits your club’s budget!



Logo Apparel

We’ve worked hard with our vendors to provide you with lower prices this year!!!

Due to Covid-19, there has been global shortages of products which has caused some colors and sizes to be in limited supply right now. However, we are hoping that as things get back to normal there will be no issue getting the colors and sizes we order in time for the national. But if there is a very specific style, size and color you want, be sure to pre-order it as pre-orders will be filled in order of receipt.

Pre-order for pickup at the national and save Tennessee sales tax !!

Pre-orders for pickup at the national need to be placed by July 31, 2021

No deadline for orders to be shipped after the national


Vendor Reservations

Reserve your vendor spot today!

Top 20





Agility Chair Carol Moore agiledobe@doglover.com
Convention & Hospitality Chair Jan Stephenson DPCANationalShow@dpca.org
Event Chair John Schoeneman DPCANationalShow@dpca.org
Obedience/Rally Chair Karen Fuss kafuss@prodigy.net
Show Chair Ann Wulbrecht DPCANationalShow@dpca.org
Convention Treasurer Linda Zaeske DPCATreasurer@dpca.org
Apparel Coordinator Mary Ann Hollis maryann@imperiadobermans.com
Catalog Advertising Coordinator Susan Hurrell DPCAAnnualPublications@dpca.org
DPCA Registration Coordinators Libby Hargrove

Ann Koch



Grounds Coordinator Jim Lauver jim.lauver@gmail.com
International Coordinators Skip & Hiroko Lee DPCAInternational@dpca.org
CHIC Coordinator Pam DeHetre DPCAHealthRegistryCHIC@dpca.org
Futurity / Maturity Director Teresa Mahle DPCAFuturityDirector@dpca.org
Fundraiser for Health and Rescue Dr. Mary-Helene “Mimi” Brown MD DPCANationalFundraiser@dpca.org
Trophies & Trophy Donations

Regional & National Coordinators

Jan Stephenson & Gail Dunlap jtstep15@outlook.com
RV Parking Coordinator Event Chair DPCANationalShow@dpca.org
Seminar’s & Education

Seminar Day Coordinator.

Health Education


Breeder Education


Judges Education

Stephanie Rudich

Beverly Purswell

Cynthia Huckfeldt

Lisa Buroff

Faye Strauss







ROM Chair

ROM Secretary

Eric Peterson

Eve Auch



Vendors Event Chair DPCANationalShow@dpca.org
Webmaster Michelle Kramer DPCAWebmaster@dpca.org
Working Dog Victoria Hall DPCAWorkingDog@dpca.org
Top 20 Conformation

Top 20 Agility

Top 20 Obedience

John Schoeneman

Carol Moore

Cindy Bonhert




Seminar Information


FRIDAY-October 15th 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.

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 16th: Ringside Mentoring during Best of Breed by parent club approved mentors. Additional ringside mentoring will be provided throughout the week’s events beginning October 14th with advance notification. Please contact Pam DeHetere at pamdehetre@peoplepc.com if you would like a mentoring session prior to Saturday.

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

Cost: $25.00

No Charge for all AKC Judges

You must register in advance to receive Seminar Materials.

To register and pay online, please visit the DPCA website at https://dpca.org/product/judges-education-seminar/

If you have a question, please contact: Jon Sanders- Seminar Coordinator- jon@imperiadobes.com