2023 National Show & Convention · Springfield, Missouri
97th Annual National Convention
Sept 23-30, 2023

2023 Schedule of Events


National Updates

Decorations, Sponsor Pkg, RVs, Scent Work, Maturity Nominations

Calling all Creative Minds!   This year I am assisting the National Show Team with the site decorations, and I am looking for a few volunteers to help come up with a decorative plan using the club theme and logo. We are open to ideas to make this a great...

Calling all Scent Work Enthusiasts

The Board approved holding a Scent Work trial at the 2023 National. In order to make this a reality, we need a group of volunteers to organize it. The first step to hosting a trial is to get AKC approval for the DPCA to hold a Scent Work...


The DPCA room block at the 2023 host hotel has been set up. You may call this number to make a reservation, (417) 864-7333, or use the following link to reserve on line:


The host hotel is the University Plaza Hotel, 333 John Q Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806.

The room rate is $132 per night plus tax. You may have up to 4 dogs in your room and the non refundable pet fee is is $75.

A deposit equal to one night’s room rate plus tax will be charged at the time of your reservation. This deposit is fully refundable through August 9, 2023.

If you have already made reservations at the Crowne Plaza in Denver, you need to call the hotel and cancel that reservation. The hotel may not legally change a reservation without the consent of the person making the reservation.

The DPCA Regional begins on Saturday, September 23, 2023 and the National concludes on Saturday, September 30, 2023. For planning purposes, we are following the normal Regional/National Schedule.

Agility Trials 9/23, 9/24 and 9/25
Agility Top 20 9/26

Obedience and Rally Trials 9/23, 9/24 and 9/26
Obedience Top 20 9/27

Regional Sweepstakes 9/23
Regional Dog Classes and Puppy Bitches 9/23
Regional Adult Bitch Classes, Intersex and Junior Showmanship 9/24

Conformation Top 20 9/25

Futurity and Maturity 9/27
National Dog Classes 9/28
National Bitch Classes 9/29
National Intersex and Junior Showmanship 9/30

RV Parking

Traveling to Springfield Missouri

Judging Panel

Regional Conformation

Sweeps- Mona Fasth DVM
Dogs- Doug Jensen
Bitches- Cynthia Woodward
Intersex- Sioux Forsyth Green

National Conformation

Futurity & Maturity – Linda George
Owner Handled Sweeps – Sharon Marinelli
Dogs- Linda Krukar
Bitches- Faye Strauss
Intersex- William “Bill” Shelton

Agility, Obedience, and Rally

Regional Agility Trials – Lisa Potts 

National Agility Trial – Lisa Potts 

Regional Obedience and Rally Trials – David Maurer and Celeste Meade Maurer

National Obedience and Rally Trials – Fred Buroff

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
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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


Health & Rescue Dinner

The Friday Night Fundraiser for Rescue and Health is the major for fundraiser of the year for both the Health and Rescue Committees. Please plan to join us!

Sponsor Packages

Sponsor packages will open soon! You can review the packages now, but can’t purchase until noon EST April 1.

Photo Display

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

Chapter Club Sponsorship

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


Logo Apparel

Logo Chair

Reserved Seating



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)

More Info Coming Soon!

Vendor Reservations

Reserve your vendor spot today!


T20 Chair

T20 NOHS Chair

T20 Agility Finalist Shirt

T20 Logo Merch

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.




Seminar Information – COMING SOON