2024 National Show & Convention · Kingsport, Tennessee
97th Annual National Convention
Sept 28-Oct 5, 2024

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TENTATIVE 2024 Schedule of Events

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Thursday Sep 26
12:30 PM Ring setup; contact Ann Wulbrecht Convention Center
4:00 PM Welcome Bags/Coasters; contact Jan Stephenson Hotel Conference Room
Friday Sep 27
8:00 AM Chapter Club WAE; evaluator: TBA Old Driving Range
12:00 PM Set up Decorations; contact Brandy Billington Convention Center
Hang photos, place banners and posters; contact Jan Stephenson Convention Center
Agility Ring Set up; contact Carol Moore Ron Ramsey Ag Center
2:00 PM Agility Fun Match (will start after ring is set up) Ron Ramsey Ag Center
6:00 PM Obedience C Match Convention Center
Saturday Sep 28
8:00 AM-12:00 PM Regional Sweepstakes Convention Center
8:00 AM Regional Obedience / Rally Trials #1 Convention Center
9:00 AM Regional Agility Trial #1 Ron Ramsey Ag Center
1:45 PM Regional Conformation-Dogs/Puppy Bitches Convention Center
After Trial #1 Regional Obedience / Rally Trial #2 Convention Center
Sunday Sep 29
8:00 AM Regional Conformation-Bitches Convention Center
1:00 PM Regional Junior Showmanship Convention Center
1:15 PM Regional Conformation-Intersex Convention Center
8:00 AM Regional Obedience / Rally Trials #3 Convention Center
9:00 AM Regional Agility Trial #2 Ron Ramsey Ag Center
12:00 PM-5:00 PM Heart Clinic Hotel Conference Rooms
to follow trial #3 Regional Obedience / Rally Trials #4 Convention Center
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Obedience C Match Convention Center
Monday Sep 30
7:30 AM Member Breakfast / Annual Meeting 8:00 AM Cattails Ballroom
9:30 AM-5:00 PM Obedience Seminar:Problem Solving Convention Center
10:00 AM National WAE (Working Aptitude Evaluation); evaluator: TBA Old Driving Range
9:30 AM-6:00 PM Heart Clinic Various Conference Rooms
10:30 AM National Agility Trial Ron Ramsey Ag Center
11:00 AM Top 20 Conformation handlers meeting Meadowview Ballroom
1:30PM Top 20 Conformation hands on judging Meadowview Ballroom
4:00 PM ROM Committee Meeting Conference Room
6:30 PM NOHS Recognition Convention Center
7:00 PM Welcome Party Convention Center
7:00 PM Top 20 Conformation Convention Center
Tuesday Oct 01
8:00 AM-6:00 PM Heart Clinic Various Conference Rooms
9:00 AM National Obedience / Rally Trial Convention Center
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Breeder Seminar-The Science of Breeding- A Look at the Genetics of Breeding – Dr. Bell
1:00 PM -5:00 PM Breeder Education- The Art of Breeding – Pat Trotter
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Handling Clinic-Nicholson Convention Center
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Intro to Nosework: Scent Work Seminar (sign up for working spot)-Soyke Meadowview Ballroom
1:00 PM-4:00 PM Find it to Found It: Scent Work Seminar (sign up for working spot)-Soyke Meadowview Ballroom
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Legislative Affairs Committee: Protecting Your Right To Own and Breed Dogs-Sullivan TBA
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Chapter Club Meeting TBA
5:00 PM-7:00 PM Wine Tasting Fundraiser Cattails Ballroom
7:00 PM Top 20 Agility Ron Ramsey Ag Center
Wednesday Oct 02
8:00 AM National Futurity Convention Center
1:45 PM National Maturity Convention Center
8:00 AM Scent Work Trials Various Rooms
12:00 PM Sponsor Appreciation Luncheon TBA
4:00 PM International Reception TBA
5:00 PM JEC Mentors Meeting TBA
7:00 PM Top 20 Obedience Convention Center
Thursday Oct 03
8:00 AM National Conformation – All dog classes Convention Center
8:00 AM-2:00 PM Juniors Bake Sale Convention Center
12:00 PM-6:00 PM Judges Education TBA
2:30 PM National Owner Handled Sweepstakes Convention Center
7:00 PM The Art of Ear Taping-Methods and Materials TBA
Friday Oct 04
8:00 AM National Conformation – All bitch classes Convention Center
After bitch judging Junior Jamboree and Pizza Party Convention Center
8:00 AM Judges Education ring side mentoring Convention Center
3:00 PM Set up for Fundraiser Banquet Cattails Ballroom
6:00 PM DPCA Health/Rescue Fundraiser Cattails Ballroom
Saturday Oct 05
8:00 AM National Conformation -Junior Showmanship Convention Center
8:30 AM National Conformation – Intersex, Non-regular Classes Convention Center
8:00 AM Judges Education ring side mentoring Convention Center
During lunch break Juniors Top 20 And Pee Wee Special Attraction Convention Center
After judging: Demolition Derby; contact Denise Rohweder Convention Center


Marriott Meadowview Resort

1901 Meadowview Pkwy, Kingsport, TN 37660


$175.00 a night  tax inclusive.  Credit Card needed to book.   Only 2 rooms may be booked per person.    Sept. 1, 1 night deposit will be charged to the card and is non refundable.   $75.00 Non Refundable pet deposit.

No more than 4 dogs per room.  All dogs must be crated when left in room.  All crates must to on plastic sheeting.   No xpens in room.

No more than 2 reservation under the same name.

Rooms must be cancelled by Sept 1 to avoid a penalty of 1 night stay.

RV Reservation Info

RV Parking

Golf Cart

Judging Panel

Regional Conformation

Intersex: Lana Ferguson
Bitches: Michael Yates
Dogs: Lita Milstead-Brannan
Sweepstakes: Cindi Huckfeldt

National Conformation
Intersex: Bonnie Linnell-Clarke
Bitches: Luiz Fernando Ribas-Silva
Dogs: Glen Lajeski
Futurity/Maturity: Carissa Shimpeno
Owner Handled Sweeps: Kim Owen
Agility, Obedience, and Rally

Regional Agility Trials:
National Agility Trial:
Regional Obedience and Rally Trials:
National Obedience and Rally Trials:

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Sponsor Packages and Donations


Sponsor Packages

Thanks to all of our sponsors!

Photo Display

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

Chapter Club Sponsorship

Wine Tasting Sponsorships

Experience wine tasting in style! Elevate your evening with our Gold and Platinum sponsorships. Indulge in fine wines and VIP perks!

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


Logo Apparel

Logo Chair

Reserved Seating

Reserved Seating

Wine Tasting


More Info Coming Soon!

Alpaca Life Collections Alpaca clothing and toys made from alpaca.
Beauty of the Beasts T-shirts, fur & fleece tug toys and pouches, Italian charms
Blissful Dog Boutique Specialty Boutique, Cooling coats & other handmade fabric products, jewelry, bling collars, magnets, unique breed specific treasures
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.
FMS Dog Beds Many sizes, styles and colors of crate pads, dog beds, whelping products and fun dog toys.
Fuzzywumpets Collars, leads, toys, treats, beds,pads
Gear to Go Leashes, collars, toys, signs, decals & tshirts
K9 Rufflebutts Waterproof panties, belly bands, fleece wraps
Keeper Collars Training collars, leads & toys
Originals By Omar Beautiful 14k gold and sterling silver Doberman jewelry.
Orivet The leader in Dog DNA tests. Dog DNA tests for Breeders
tailored specifically for dog breeders screening for 250 genetic diseases
and traits, coat colours, parentage confirmation, disease screening and
much more.
Paula’s Bling Thingz Rhinestone embellished clothing, jewelry, hats, totes, sunglasses, flip flops and much more
RedHills Animal Reproductive Animal Specialties Mobile Canine Reproductive Laboratory, Canine fertility testing,
Semen Collecting, Freezing in identifiable straws & Storing, Progesterone
Sparkle Britches  Crystal dog collars and leashes, crystal tumblers, and The latest in ladies’ fashions for the dog show enthusiast!
Witchwynds Designs Custom clothing, car vinyl decals

Vendor Reservations

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Top 20

T20 Chair

NOHS T20 Chair

T20 Agility Finalist Shirt

T20 Rosette

T20 Catalog

T20 Finalist Catalog Submission

Top 20 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.

Coming Soon!

Seminar Information

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