Vote for the 2024 National Judge

The DPCC 2024 National will be hosted by the British Columbia Doberman Pinscher Club.

The nomination process has been finalized and we want to send out a big Thank You to those who participated in this process and show an interest in our National.

We are pleased to present five (5) names to the membership for consideration. These judges were nominated by either the Chapter Clubs and/or from the members of the DPCC. 

Please take a few minutes to vote, and help make our National the voice of the membership. 

Each member may record one vote. Please vote for your first choice only, and keep in consideration the travel and expense burden for the hosting club when you make your selection.

Please take time to vote and have your say – it takes all of our members to make a memorable National.  Thank you


Voting will conclude on August 31, 2022

Biographies of Judges for voting (below)

    Alisa Brotherhood

Alisa has bred and owned Dobermans for over 35 years and has bred over 80 Champions under the Touchstone kennel name.  She worked as a professional handler showing primarily Dobermans as well as finishing a number of other breeds.  Alisa has limitedly bred Whippets and is a Breeder of Merit in Whippets and Dobermans.  Alisa was approved to Judge Dobermans and All Breed Junior Showmanship in 2018.  She was approved to Judge Whippets, Great Danes and Neopolitan Mastiffs in 2019.

Alisa has judged at the Doberman Pinscher Club of America National several times judging Futurity, Top 20 and Sweepstakes.

She has been active in several dog clubs, including three years on the Board of the DPCA serving as Chapter Club Secretary and on the Board.  She is very active in the DPC of Houston since 1976 and has held most every office, more than once.

Alisa resides in Magnolia, Texas with her 3 Dobermans and 1 Whippet and stays active in many dog venues.  Still actively showing in conformation and other performance venues such as dock diving, coursing and Nosework.

 John Schoenaman

   John Rowton

John started in purebred dogs in 1960 with Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and has bred and owned many breed and group-winning Corgis over the years. He also has bred and owned group winning and placing Scottish Deerhounds, Whippets and Bedlington Terriers.

Currently, John and his wife Michelle breed, exhibit and own Borzoi under the Kenai name. They have bred over 35 champions including breed, group and specialty winners and best in show winners in several countries. They are also the Breeders of Kenai’s Last of the Dogmen, the top winning dog of all time in Japan. In addition to Borzoi, they breed Doberman’s under the Wind River prefix.

John specialized in showing Working, Herding, Hounds, Terriers and Toys in Canada before applying to judge in 1984. John is approved judge all breeds by the Canadian Kennel Club. He has officiated at shows on 4 continents.

 Barbara Heal

Barbara began her canine career in 1969, breeding Samoyeds under the “Polobar prefix while living in Truro, Nova Scotia. During that time she became one of the Founding Members of the Cobequid Kennel Club and in the years to follow served for nine years as Show Chair for the Purina Invitational Show of Shows in addition to the Eukanuba Best of the Best 100. Subsequently, she has served as President with numerous Clubs and is currently the President of the Canadian Dog Judges Association. As a Life Member of the Canadian Kennel Club, Barbara has also served on the CKC Discipline Committee and is currently the General Co-Ordinator of the CKC Observer Program.

Barbara’s interest in Doberman Pinschers began in 1980 after joining with her late husband Fred, under the “Jagermeister” prefix. Both she and Fred were regular contributors to “Breedlines” a feature column of the CKC Dogs In Canada magazine. From that time forward, Barbara and Fred were co-breeders/handlers of Dobermans, piloting many to top awards. It would be impossible to name all the dogs over a fifty plus year span including well over one hundred and thirty Conformation Champions and uncounted Obedience titles. Together, the Jagermeister Dobermans were shown to numerous Doberman breeder Judges in North America and accumulated sixty-five All-breed Best In Show awards and countless Specialty wins.

In 2004, Barbara retired from handling to pursue her Judge’s license. In 2018, she attained All-Breed status and now relishes the joys of judging. It has been truly an honor to judge many Dobermans and Specialties around the world. In addition to judging across North America, Barbara has judged in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Finland, Korea, Mexico.

    Joseph Smith

My wife and I founded Ruby Dee Dobermans in 1996 in Oakland, CA when our first Champion Doberman Pinscher, our beloved “Ruby Dee,” CH Del Mar’s Heat of The Night WAC had her first litter. We went on to produce three generations of Top 20 Conformation Dobermans.

One of Ruby Dee’s puppies, “Jewel,” BISS CH Ruby Dee’s Love At Large grew up to become our first Top 20 Doberman and an AOM twice at DPCA Nationals.  Jewel’s daughter, “The Red Raven,” BISS AM/CAN CH Ruby Dee’s Vosne-Romanee RA, ROM, CGC was our second Top 20 Doberman, a BOS at Westminster and the DPCA National.

Ruby Dee’s great granddaughter “Simone,” BISS CH Ruby Dee’s Bolivar ROM, SchH I finished her championship at 12 months of age and the next month went on to win the Grand Prize Futurity award at the 2007 Doberman Pinscher National Show.  With limited showing, Simone finished at #14 in the DPCA Top 20 standings for 2008/09, made the AKC Top 20 for 2008, and was a multi-Specialty and Group winner.  Subsequently, she earned her WAC, BH, ROM, and Schutzhund I titles.  Simone’s littermate, CH Ruby Dee’s Cohiba WAC BH lived in our home and I trained him in obedience, conformation and Schutzhund.  I now own and co-bred his son, GCH Tsunami Malibu’s The Spirit of Ruby Dee.

I am currently a member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America, the Doberman Pinscher Club of Reno, and the American Dog Show Judges Association.  After a 30 plus year career as an Emmy-winning television news photojournalist, I now manage our real estate investments.

I have loved dogs all of my life. My first AKC pedigree dog was a German Shepherd named “Nemo.” A great companion and loyal protector. I trained him in obedience with ease. My next dog was “Bishop,” my first introduction to Doberman Pinschers and the dog show world. The smartest dog I have ever owned. I bought him as a pet, but was later told he was a show dog. I showed him myself and got beat every time and didn’t know why. That inspired me to study the breed standard. I now judge the entire Working Group. I love and enjoy judging dogs. It is my passion and I always do it to the best of my ability.

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