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Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Dalmatian Club of America.

Founded in 1905, the Dalmatian Club of America represents nearly 1,000 Dalmatian breeders and fanciers across the United States and around the world. We are dedicated to promoting, preserving, and protecting the wonderful Dalmatian breed.

We are a member of the American Kennel Club and are the Dalmatian parent club.

We have written The Official Book of the Dalmatian, an award-winning comprehensive book that tells you everything you need to know about the Dalmatian.

The Official Book of the Dalmatian

Winter 2017 Spotter Magazine

We publish The Spotter, a quarterly magazine about the Dalmatian and club activities. The Spotter is the Winner of the Dog Writers Association of America Award for Best Breed Club Publication for 1999

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Decks are comprised of 56 individual cards, 52 regular cards and 4 jokers. The faces of the cards have photos of Dalmatians whose owners paid for that particular card.
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Are you Looking for a Dalmatian Puppy or Adult? Visit our Breeder Referral page to see Dalmatian Breeder contacts in your area and our new litter listing service. Please read breeder ethics and guidelines to help you in chosing a reputable breeder. Member Breeders click here and register to list your litters.

We support the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps fund research and education concerning Dalmatians.

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Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 National Specialty conformation judge nomination process. The member participation rate was 48.8% (378 out of 774). Due to a tie, we have 21 nominees.

In alphabetical order, they are:

    Mr. Fred. C Bassett (US)
    Mr. Edd E Bivin (US)
    Mr. Eugene Blake (US)
    Mr. Timothy Catterson (US)
    John F Cramer Jr. (US)
    Mrs. Ardith Dahlstrom (US)
    Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Hastings (US)
    Mr. Robert E Hutton (US)
    Patrick D Jones (US)
    Ms Carrie L Jordan (US)
    Ms. Sharon R Lyons (US)
    Mrs. Molly Martin (US)
    Mrs. Judy English Murray (US)
    Mr. Edward (Ed) Petit (US)
    Cristina Pickup (UK)
    James Reynolds (Canada)
    Mr. Robert A Rivard (US)
    Mr. William Sahloff (US)
    Mr. Rod D Strand (US)
    Patricia V Trotter (US)
    Dianne Wright (Australia)

    The next step in this process will take place during the annual membership meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Standing Rules for this step are as follows:

    4. A narrowing of the nominations will take place during the annual membership meeting. Members must be present to narrow the nominations. There will be one round of nominee selection at the meeting.

    1. Each DCA member will be handed a list with the 20 printed names when they sign in at the meeting. (note - Due to the tie, the list will have 21 nominees).
    2. Members will be asked to choose 1 name from the printed list.
    3. These sheets will be collected as the first order of new business during the meeting.
    4. The Judge Election Committee will tabulate the nominations and provide the results to the DCA Corresponding Secretary
    5. The Corresponding Secretary will contact the judges in descending order of nominations until 6 agree to be on the ballot that will go to the entire membership to elect the judges.

    As you consider your upcoming vote, we recommend that members review judge biographies, selection results (http://m.infodog.com/show/judge_dir.htm), and the following list of questions:

    1. Is this a judge who appears to have true interest in our breed and knowledge of the Standard?
    2. Is this a judge who has the confidence, experience, and physical stamina to handle the pressure of a large entry (200 dogs) and still perform competently?
    3. Does this judge take the time to go over each dog, and give each exhibitor the same courtesy?
    4. When judging, is there consistency between winners dog and winners bitch?
    5. Am I able to follow a consistent "type" with his/her placements?
    6. When observing this judge is he/she looking at the dog or handler?
    7. Is my choice only based on the fact I have won on several occasions?\

    Thank you again for participating.

    Paula Olcott, Chair
    Linda Stafford
    Kevin West
    Terry Wissinger

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