2022 National Show & Convention · Topeka, Kansas
96th Annual National Convention
Oct 1-8, 2022

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2022 TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Page last updated Aug 16, 2022

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Friday Sep 30
10:30 AM Chapter Club WAE
6:30 PM Obedience C Match Convention Center
6:30 PM Agility Fun Match Arena
Saturday Oct 01
8:00 AM-12:00 PM Regional Sweepstakes (click for premium list) Convention Center
1:00 PM Regional Conformation (click for premium list) Convention Center
8:00 AM Regional Obedience / Rally Trials #1 (click for premium list) Convention Center
8:30 AM-5:00 PM Regional Agility Trial #1 (click for premium list) Arena
Sunday Oct 02
8:00 AM Regional Conformation (click for premium list) Convention Center
12:00 PM-5:00 PM Heart Clinic
8:30 AM-5:00 PM Regional Agility Trial #2 (click for premium list) Arena
8:00 AM Regional Obedience / Rally Trials #2 (click for premium list) Convention Center
7:00 PM Welcome Party Convention Center Foyer
Monday Oct 03
10:00 AM-1:00 PM Obedience C Match Convention Center
2:00 PM-4:00 PM Annual Meeting
11:30 AM-1:30 PM Board Meeting
8:00 AM-1:00 PM National WAE (Working Aptitude Evaluation)
1:00 PM DPCA Registration
8:00 AM-6:00 PM Heart Clinic
8:00 AM-1:30 PM National Agility Trial (click for premium list) Arena
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Chapter Club Meeting Crockett Amphitheatre
5:00 PM-6:30 PM Winetasting Fundraiser- Take the Lead in honor of Gwen DeMilta
6:30 PM NOHS Recognition Convention Center
7:00 PM Top 20 Conformation Convention Center
Tuesday Oct 04
Board Meeting
All Day National Seminar Day
8:00 AM National Obedience / Rally (click for premium list) Convention Center
4:00 PM ROM Committee Meeting
8:00 AM-6:00 PM Heart Clinic
10:00 AM-12:30 PM DNA Blood Draw CHIC Booth Convention Center
2:00 PM-4:30 PM DNA Blood Draw CHIC Booth Convention Center
7:00 PM Top 20 Agility Arena
Wednesday Oct 05
Board Meeting
8:00 AM National Futurity/Maturity (click for premium list) Convention Center
10:00 AM-12:30 PM DNA Blood Draw CHIC Booth Convention Center
2:00 PM-4:30 PM DNA Blood Draw CHIC Booth Convention Center
8:00 AM-12:00 PM Heart Clinic
4:00 PM International Reception
5:00 PM Mentor Meeting
7:00 PM Top 20 Obedience
Thursday Oct 06
Board Meeting
8:00 AM National Conformation – All dog classes (click for premium list) Convention Center
2:15 PM National Owner Handled Sweepstakes Convention Center
Friday Oct 07
Board Meeting
8:00 AM National Conformation – All bitch classes (click for premium list) Convention Center
After bitch judging Junior Jamboree and Pizza Party Convention Center
11:00 AM-6:00 PM Judges Education Seminar
6:00 PM DPCA Health/Rescue Fundraiser
Saturday Oct 08
8:00 AM National Conformation – Intersex, Non-regular Classes, Junior Showmanship Convention Center (click for premium list) Convention Center
During lunch break Juniors Top 20 Convention Center
8:00 AM Judges Education ring side mentoring Convention Center


Hotel Topeka  (formerly Capital Plaza Hotel)

$129.00 a night $151 tax inclusive.
Single or double occupancy.
Dogs must be crated when alone in the guest rooms.
No expens in guest rooms.
Plastic must be placed under all dog crates.
One Night Deposit Due at time of Booking, $129. Deposit is refundable until July 1, 2022. After September 1, 2022 3 night penalty for cancellation ($387 total).
No more than 2 Reservations per Guest, additional reservations will be cancelled

$50.00 Non-Refundable Pet Fee for Rooms With Pets – 4 Dog Max

To make a reservation, please contact Hotel Topeka Directly at Toll-free: 800.579.7937 | Local: 785.431.7200

Please ask for the DPCA rate when calling.

RV Parking

Traveling to Topeka, KS


Kansas City International Airport (1hr. 15min. from Host Hotel)

Address: Kansas City, MO 64153

Code: MCI

Municipality: Kansas City

Serves: Kansas City metropolitan area (Kansas City, Missouri / Kansas City, Kansas)

Phone: (816) 243-5237


Air Canada

Area Attractions:



Shuttle Service:

Shuttle Finder https://www.shuttlefinder.com/

Car Rentals:

Avis Car Rental
Kansas City International Airport, 1 Nassau Cir · (816) 464-6200
Open 24 hours

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Kansas City International Airport
466 Paris St · (833) 338-3316
Closes 11:30PM

Alamo Rent A Car
Kansas City International Airport
1 Nassau Cir · (844) 868-8501
Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Cortex Transportation Company
Vehicle Type Round Trip Cost
Sedan $340.00, plus gratuity
SUV $360.00, plus gratuity
Transit Van $400.00, plus gratuity

785-233-5466 www.corteztc.com

Judging Panel

Regional Conformation

Sweeps- Colleen Kelso Nicholson
Dogs- George Marquis
Bitches- Estelle Corr
Intersex- Judith Brown

National Conformation

Futurity & Maturity – Cindy Lane Smith
Owner Handled Sweeps – Hiroko Lee
Dogs- Nancy Christensen
Bitches- Harry “Butch” Schulman
Intersex- Alisa Brotherhood

Agility, Obedience, and Rally

Agility All 3 Trials – Oksana Syrkin

Regional Obedience and Rally Trials – Marina Pavlovsky & Robert Burgin

National Obedience and Rally Trials – Rick Garvin

Stay Connected with Remind

We will be using the Remind app to communicate real time updates and reminders during the event.

If you have paid for RV parking and want to stay up-to-date with RV related announcements, please join the RV Parking group.

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

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 24×36 photo enlargements will be displayed throughout the convention area.


Consider a donation that fits your budget

Chapter Club Sponsorship

Thank you to all of our Sponsors! Your support makes the National a success!


Grand Sponsors

Mary Helene Brown, MD

AlCher and TMAC Dobermans

Mike and Jill Parker

Gabby Hanna, Sharon Marinelli, Sharjet Dobermans

Karen Evans Mundy and Alan Brewster

Robyn Sparks, Brock Saul, Notori Dobermans

Crosswind Dobermans

Betty Clark, Natalia Davydova

Diana Sparagna, Francis Sparagna, Catherine Eiswerth

Champion Sponsors

Ed and Lynda Palsat, Baystar Dobermans

Chris and Linda Hinkle

Linda Vinson,  Rockhill Dobermans

Blake and Kristi Simmons, Resolute Dobermans

Gallant-Ciden Dobermans,  Mona Fasth DVM and Cynthia Huckfeldt

Fallon, Corey and Deaglan Houser

Skip and Hiroko Lee

Major Sponsors

Lynn Eggers, Foxhall

Martha Ward

Skip and Joyce Thielen

Prima Dobermans, Shayna Sitton

Kimberly Wolfe, Wolfe Electric Company

Karen Miller, Professional Fiduciary, Cardinal Dobermans

Lita Milstead Brannon

John and Helia Driscoll, Protea Kennel

Friends of the National

Ron Huber, Re/Max Alliance Realty

Dorette Warms


Desert Valley Doberman Pinscher Club

Doberman Pinscher Club of Dallas

Doberman Pinscher Club of Detroit

Doberman Pinscher Club of the Rocky Mountain Area

Puget Sound Doberman Pinscher Club



Doberman Pinscher Club of Charlotte

Doberman Pinscher Club of Greater Des Moines

Doberman Pinscher Club of Northern California

Miami Valley Doberman Pinscher Club


Logo Apparel

Logo Chair

Reserved Seating

Wine Tasting



These vendors will be attending the National. Please support them at the show and visit them online! Click on their name to either visit their website or send them an email.

(to have a link to your website, send an email to DPCAWebMaster@dpca.org)

Alba Medical Cardiac Holter Monitors
Animal Accents Silver Jewelry, Fun Mache statues & accessories for You dog.
Animal Medical Bags First aid bags, Bloat kits, Micochips, First aid refills
Blissful Dog Boutique Specialty Boutique, Cooling coats & other handmade fabric products, jewelry, bling collars, magnets, unique breed specific treasures
Cali’s Collar Collection Panties, Collars, leads, coats
Canine Cool Wear Dog coats, purpose panties & bait
Cedar Knoll Bronze Art
DD Diagnostics Stand alone Diagnostic testing units
Doberman Network Breed Magazine
Doc Jackie Dog conditioning & performance, exercise physiology
Earth Moves Vibershield Wellness jewelry for people and pets in beautiful sterling silver.
Etched Memory Personalized 3d engraved gifts, trophies & memorials
Fuzzywumpets Collars, leads, toys, treats, beds,pads
Gear to Go Leashes, collars, toys, signs, decals & tshirts
Genesis K9 Reproduction Semen collection, blood draws for OFA Thyroid & offering OFA Dentition
Indek Chiropractic Canine Chiropractic
K9 Engraving Onsite laser engraving business specializing in the customization of products for pets. Metal, glass, leather wood, stone and granite Many products to personalize.
Keeper Collars Training collars, leads & toys
Lularoe Ladies Clothing – Skirts, dresses, tops, cardigans, blazers, leggings and much more.
Originals By Omar Beautiful 14k gold and sterling silver Doberman jewelry.
Pampered Pooch Couture Panties, belly bands, fleece wrap coats, chains, show leads, leashes, bait bags, hats, accessories.
Pawty Express Fresh bait meat and products, Pet Pawties, specialty doggy cakes, treats, gifts and much more. 
Too Chic Wearable Dog Art, High quality t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel adorned with original works of art
Ugly Mutt Pets Handmade natural cotton and parachute cotton toys and Leashes and leads.
Witchwynds Designs Custom clothing, car vinyl decals

Vendor Reservations

Reserve your vendor spot today!

Top 20

T20 Chair

T20 NOHS Chair

T20 Agility Finalist Shirt

T20 Logo Merch

T20 Rosette

T20 Catalog

T20 Finalist Submission

National Owner Handler Series

The NOHS Recognition event recognizes the achievement of DPCA member-handlers participating in the AKC NOHS.  This is an annual event held at the DPCA National.

Date:  Monday, October 3, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm

Location:  Convention Center Conformation Ring

Eligibility: The handler of the dog must be a DPCA member as the recognition is for the achievement of the dog-handler pair.

Must rank in the top 20 of the AKC NOHS standings for 2022.

Eligibility for this event is determined by the AKC 2022 standings through July 31.

The member handler will be notified by email in early July of the event and that they may qualify pending final standings as of July 31.

There is a 2-week delay between the posting of results on the AKC website and events, so DPCA members should know by about August 15 if they are in the top 20.

Each member-handler in attendance will receive a commemorative catalog with the dog’s photo and short bio as well as a customized rosette.  Alexandra Bullock will send the email notifications and collect your photo and bio.  Alexandra can be reached on poesiadobermans@gmail.com



Grounds and RV Parking Jim Lauver
Webmaster Michelle Kramer
Registration Libby Hargrove
Welcome Party Catherine Eiswerth
H&R Fundraiser Catherine Eiswerth
Catalog Cover and Ads Susan Hurrell
Obedience and Rally Chair Karen Fuss
Agility Chair Carol Moore
Trophies Jan Stephenson
Apparel Linda Zaeske
Decorations vacant
Cardio Clinic Beverly Purswell, DVM
Health Seminar Stephanie Rudich
Judges Education Vicki Seiler-Cushman
Breeders Education Alisa Brotherhood, Sharon Duval and Ann White
Top 20 Agility Carol Moore
Top 20 Conformation Lisa Burroff-Denmark
Top 20 Obedience Cindy Bohnert
Event Chair/Show Chair Ann Wulbrecht
Convention Chair Jan Stephenson
Convention Treasurer Linda Zaeske

Seminar Information