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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

Spring 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

Now available Online!
Click here!

Get your DCA 2014 Waggin Tails West
Deck of Dalmatian Playing Cards here!
Deck of Cards
$7.00
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.
Limit of 500 deck of cards.



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.

The Dalmatian Club of America Foundation, Inc.
On behalf of the DCA Judge Election Committee, thank you to the 372 club members who participated in the 2019 conformation judge nomination process. This is an increase of 137 over the number of members who participated in the 2014 master ballot process.

There was a three-way tie for the 20th position, so there are actually 22 judges in the result list below. The judges' names are listed alphabetically.

David L Anthony
Edd E Bivin
Timothy Catterson
Mrs. Houston (Toddie) Clark
Dana P Cline
John F Cramer Jr.
Ardith Dahlstrom
Marilyn Dromgoole-Watson
Patricia (Pat) Hastings
Robert E Hutton
Carrie L Jordan
Kristofer A Kelso
Elaine Ann Lindhorst
Sharon R Lyons
Molly Martin
Judy English Murray
Edward (Ed) Petit
James Reynolds
Robert A Rivard
Linda Robey
William (Bill) Shelton
Rod D Strand

As we proceed in this process, please take some time to review the judges' biographies and historical selection records (http://m.infodog.com/show/judge_dir.htm). Additionally, please consider the following 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
    Donna Mitchell

If you have any questions please contact us:
Questions@thedca.org

since February 22, 1999


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