I have owned and shown Dalmatians for 20 years. My affix, Dalamanti, was registered in 2008 when I considered having a first litter from my foundation bitch, Chelsea. In case you who haven't already figured it out, Dalamanti is an anagram of Dalmatian. Before getting a dog, I looked for lots of Dalmatian information to make sure they were the breed for me. I looked at plenty of Dalmatian pups before finding the right dog for us.
Finally at the age of 16 years, my parents gave in and let me have my first dog, Polo. I was so proud to have my own Dalmatian at last that I wanted to show him off. I took him to Devon County Show, where he won his class and got Best of Breed. When I entered him in his first Championship show he came 3rd out of 15, qualifying for Crufts. That's when I started to get really addicted to showing.
Chelsea came along in 2007 after I had waited many years for the right litter from the dog I loved at the time, Int CH Marricdale Mr Millionaire JW, bred by Maree Kenyon. Chelsea's dam was the stunning bitch Rhuby, My Precious Marricdale, and Chelsea was the image of her. I bred the odd 'mistake' litter, learning as I went along which lines were best suited to each other. Before making good friends with Michelle Fort of Shulune who entrusted me with her stunning boy Diesel born in 2010, who later became CH Shulune Ice Phantom of Dalamanti VW ShCM. He achieved more than my wildest dreams and I will always be indebted to Michelle for this boy. In 2013 I put Diesel to Chelsea which produced my wonderful tempered girl Jovi. After ring trauma, she didn't win huge in the ring, though did enough to win her Junior Warrant and a Best Puppy in Show qualifying her for DOTY, but mainly she turned out to be a superb brood bitch, producing me Kiki (2017) and later Calli (2019). Calli has done what I couldn't have imagined and won her class at Crufts followed by Best Puppy Bitch against another Diesel daughter I am very proud of, Patsy (Kelevra Mind Your Nebula) bred by Stuart and Carole Pearson, which was a superb day all round for me and for Diesel's progeny. Sadly Covid has seen a long break in her show career, but she is rearing to get started once again when we are allowed to show safely again.
Kiki had her first litter in 2020 (mated pre-lockdown) producing 8 stunning babies. Originally I hadn't planned on keeping from this litter, but I couldn't take my eyes off Mr Black, so I ran him on a while, but it looks like he's got his paws well under the table to stay with us now. So we now have Cooper, Dalamanti Caesars Palace. Who will also be waiting patiently for his time to shine once Covid is finally out of our lives.
I am a member of the Dalmatian Club of Scotland and the North of England Dalmatian Club.
As per Club rules, my dogs are BAER hearing tested normal, and any of my puppies will have hearing tests and will be Kennel Club registered before being sold.
For questions, please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org