Since 1964, we have been an organization of Dalmatian breeders, trainers, owners and Dalmatian enthusiasts from the Pittsburgh, PA area. Come join us!
The Greater Pittsburgh Dalmatian Club has offered various programs, movies, obedience demonstrations, speakers, experienced handlers, Vets, etc. in an attempt to keep our members and the public informed about our breed. We try to interest both pet owners and show people with our educational programs. We offered puppy classes for new owners and hold a fun match each year at a local Pittsburgh area park. The mission of the Greater Pittsburgh Dalmatian club is To encourage and promote through education the breeding of quality pure-bred Dalmatians and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection; 2) To urge members and hobby breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Dalmatians shall be judged, 3) To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and 4) To conduct sanctioned and licensed Specialty shows under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
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We are one month away from our Awards Dinner and Holiday party - Sat. Jan. 10, 2015. We need a few things from you ASAP. 1. If you will be attending the party, please send your reservation money of $30 per person to Nancy Cummerick. DEADLINE JANUARY 3, 2015 2. If your dog received any titles in 2014, please email ME the information at email@example.com. You can not receive an award unless I have the information and are attending. So far I only have 2 submissions. DEADLINE DECEMBER 31, 2014 3. If you will be participating in the Gift Exchange, please bring a gift valued no more than $20. I forgot to mention this in the previous emails that went out.
SAVE THE DATE - GPDC's last meeting of the year - Sun. November 23 - at Chris Aranowski's house. More details to follow!
Coursing Ability Tests are scheduled for Nov. 8 & 9 by The Northcoast Coursing Club of Ohio. This is a NEW location.!! PORTAGE CO. FAIRGROUND on Rt.44, 5 miles south of Rt. 76. Entry forms are available on the AKC Website. Entry fee is $20.00 by PRE ENTRY only . NO gate entries (NO same day entry - MUST pre-enter if you want to run). Roll call is from 2 - 3 pm. Run in the order you go thru the inspection. Send entries to Chrisitina Garrett, Field Trial Secretary, at 2966 Carlton Dr.NW.,Warren, Ohio 44485. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual GPDC FUNDAY is on! Saturday, September 27; Location – Peterswood Twp park, Washington County; Thanks to everyone that kicked in to help and to all you for your quick responses; Details and direction to follow!
NEW! For those Dals that want to get their lure coursing on...just that there will be a trial Nov. 3-4 in Niles, OH again! Woo hoo! Will let you know when the premium is out!
Next GPDC meeting will be Sunday July 27, at Chris A.'s house. Time: 1:00 pm. RSVP by July 23. Please bring a SMALL side dish to share. Social dogs welcome.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our specialty show winners! Thank you for all who came - we had good food, good times, and most of all - good fun! Thank you for making our 50th anniversary show so special. Hope to see you all next year!
*********************************************** Afternoon show *********************************************** Sweepstakes - Mr. Ed Barrett ******************************************* Best junior puppy Sidecar MAinways Persuasion Best senior puppy Engine Co n Bret Wheels Roll'n Best in sweeps Engine Co n Bret Wheels Roll'n Best junior veteran GCH Koira Guardian of the Longbow CGC Best veteran in sweeps GCH Koira Guardian of the Longbow CGC Breed Regular Classes - Mr. Michael Staley ******************************************* BOB - Satin'n engine co hit'n the beach bret D BOW - Princess Polka Dot of Pal BOS - GCH Diamond C'ya at the finish line cd RN SD - CGH Choco Chip Bay Colony Sojourner Whatever it is CGC SB - CH Bret D N Engine Co to the rescue AOM - CH Starwood's Don't Take My Man CDx RN CGC TT AOM - CH Andiron's Easy Money WD - Cimarron and dynasty's bound for glory RWD - Noble archer of rockledge RN WB - Princess Polka Dot of Pal RWB - Siobahn Swallow Hill Black Beauty Vet bitch - CH Starwood's Don't Take My Man CDx RN CGC TT
Results from Morning show ******************************** Morning Show ******************************** Sweepstakes - Mrs. Barbara Barrett ******************************************* Best junior puppy life o'Riley zdar & guardians livin the dream Best senior puppy Satin'n engine co Hit'n the beach bret D Best in sweeps Satin'n engine co Hit'n the beach bret D Best junior veteran CH Pokatalica Bret D Lil Hot Spot CD RA Best veteran in sweeps CH Pokatalica Bret D Lil Hot Spot CD RA Breed - Regular Classes - Mrs. Marabeth White ******************************************* BOB - Gch london's earls court BN RN r n BOW - Satin'n engine co hit'n the beach bret D BOS - Ch Centurion of anticipation passion & fire SD - GCH rim rocks easy rider bags SB - CH dashing fire flower CGC NA OAJ AOM - CH engine company happy hollow spark in the dark AOM - Cimarron and dynasty's bound for glory WD - Cimarron and dynasty's bound for glory RWD - Engine Co. CAppy Hollow Satin Stok'n Coal WB - Satin'n engine co Hit'n the beach bret D RWB - Troika N London's Foreign Affair Vet Bitch - CH Dashing's Fire Flower CGC NA OAJ
The numbers for our Specialty are here... Morning Specialty 50 dogs w 70 entries 15 dogs, 19 bitches 5 veteran bitches 7 dogs, 4 bitches for BOB Sweeps 8 dogs, 10 bitches 1 jr dog, 1 jr bitch veterans Afternoon Specialty 51 dogs w 71 entries 15 dogs, 19 bitches 5 veteran bitches 5 dogs, 7 bitches in BOB Sweeps 8 dogs, 10 bitches 1 dog, 1 bitch veterans Woo Hoo! MAJORS - 5 point for bitches, 4 point for dogs Thank you everyone and look forward to seeing you there! Stay tuned for the release of the judging schedule!
Hi folks! We are still tallying the numbers for our Specialty show...since we are still an independent specialty show - we do ALL the work OURSELVES! Please be patient as we get the numbers and judging schedule together for you! We will be posting this information shortly!
SAVE THE DATE - Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 - GPDC Fun Day and Member Mtg at Kim Melen's house - with agility equipment! Should be a fun time!
GPDC MEMBER BRAG - Congratulations to Karen Fatula and her girl Cassie. Cassie finished her Grand Championship this weekend in New York under Judge Carolyn Herbel. She won a total of 9 GCH points including a 3 point major and was Best of Opposite sex each day. We had a wonderful time with friends!
GPDC MEMBER BRAG - Congratulations to Tammy Boice and her boy Darius for earning their CAX (Coursing Ability Excellent) title at Olean Kennel Club show this past weekend! The CAX title is one of AKC's newest titling events for all breeds and means the dog has had 25+ successful runs on the coursing field. Very cool!
REMINDER - Our 50th anniversary show closes WED JUNE 4th! Don't miss out!
Next membership meeting is June 1 at Chris aranowski's House at 1:00pm. Social dogs are welcome. This is our last meeting before out Specialty on June 20 so encourage all to attend. We need your input and help!!! Meeting and cookout will be poolside. Please bring a SMALL side dish to share. Entrée will be provided PLEASE - RSVP by May 30 to my personal email = email@example.com. I will be on vacation starting tomorrow and will not be checking my work email.
GPDC SPECIALTY SHOW PREMIUM NOW AVAILABLE! Please visit our website to download a copy of the GPDC show premium. Hurry - closes June 4th!
WE HAVE 5 point MAJORS IN BOTH DOGS AND BITCHES FOR OUR SPECIALTY! Thank you to all that entered- we look forward to seeing you all there!
CALLING ALL SPECIALTY EXHIBITORS!! Did you happen to take any photos from the GPDC specialty? We are looking for a few good photos to post to our Facebook page and website. If you have any (credit will be given), you can post them here or send them to Tammy @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks:)
The GPDC Specialty shows are this Friday June 19th.!!! Reminder. Morning Show - Sweepstakes starts 9:00am and Breed at 9:45 am. Followed by lunch. Afternoon show - Sweepstakes starts at 1:30 pm and Breed at 2:15 pm. Shows will be held Outdoors. Hope to see you all there! All Dalmatian lovers are welcome to come out and enjoy all the spots.
Since many have asked, here is the EXACT breakdown of class for our Specialty - again THANK YOU!! GPDC Morning Show Breed Dogs Bitches Puppy 6-9 months 2 2 Puppy 9-12 months 1 1 12-18 months 2 2 Bred by Exhibitor 5 7 American Bred 1 0 Open - Black 6 5 Open - Liver 2 1 Veteran - over 7 years 3 3 Best of Breed 9 6 Sweepstakes Dogs Bitches Jr. Puppy 6-9 months 2 2 Jr. Puppy 9-12 months 1 0 Sr. Puppy 12-15 months 3 3 Sr. Puppy 15-18 months 1 0 Jr. Veteran - 7-10 years 2 2 Sr. Veteran - 10 years & over 1 1 ********************************************* GPDC AFTERNOON SHOW Breed Dogs Bitches Puppy 6-9 months 2 2 Puppy 9-12 months 1 1 12-18 months 1 2 Bred by Exhibitor 5 7 American Bred 1 0 Open - Black 6 5 Open - Liver 2 1 Veteran - over 7 years 3 3 Best of Breed 9 6 Sweepstakes Jr. Puppy 6-9 months 2 2 Jr. Puppy 9-12 months 1 0 Sr. Puppy 12-15 months 2 3 Sr. Puppy 15-18 months 1 0 Jr. Veteran - 7-10 years 2 2 Sr. Veteran - 10 years & over 1 1
Had a great club meeting today. Thanks to all who attended and we missed those who couldn't make it.
SAVE THE DATE - Friday, June 19, 2015 Greater Pittsburgh Dalmatian Club's Regional Specialty Show 1 day - 2 specialty shows Friday, June 19, 2015 Event # 2015180201 (morning) Show Secretary: Nancy Cummerick, 527 Humphrey Road,Greensburg, Pa 15601 phone = 724-837-7213, email@example.com Show Chairperson: Nanci L. Good, 2356 Saxonburg Blvd, Cheswick PA 15024 phone: 412-443-2554, firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date = June 3, 2015 @ 6pm Sweepstakes Judge: Deborah Anthony, 9431 Eureka Road, Girard PA 16417, License # 25446 Breed Judge: Ardith Dahlstrom, 1931 Quail Lane PO Box 730,Hydseville, CA 95547,License # 94767 Entry fee = $28.00 first entry - $20.00 Sweepstakes and others ********************************************************************************************** June 19, 2015 Event # 2015180202 (afternoon) Show Secretary: Nancy Cummerick, 527 Humphrey Road,Greensburg, Pa 15601 phone = 724-837-7213, email@example.com Show Chairperson: Nanci L. Good, 2356 Saxonburg Blvd, Cheswick PA 15024 phone: 412-443-2554, firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date = June 3, 2015 @ 6pm Sweepstakes Judge: David Anthony, 9431 Eureka Road, Girard PA 16417, License # 25447 Breed Judge: James Brown., 3815 State Rte. 350, Lebanon OH 45036 Entry fee = $28.00 first entry - $20.00 Sweepstakes and others SHOW SITE: FISCHER’S PINE LAKE PARK, 3796 MAPLE ROAD, JEFFERSON, OH 44047 SHOW HOURS =8:00am-8:00 pm *Note1 - The premium will be available soon! If you'd like to make sure you get your paper copy, please email Nancy Cummerick at email@example.com. An announcement will be made here and on our Facebook page when the premium is available for download. **Note2 - Please remember that if you decide to enter online, the GPDC show is still an independent specialty. You will need to make your entry a few days BEFORE the show closing date to ensure your entry gets to us in time - don't miss out!
GPDC Members. Due to bad weather, raining all day, we will not participate in today's ST. Patrick's day parade in Pgh
**ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE UPDATES** Here are the parade details. Date: March 14 Time: 8:30-9:00AM Where: downtown Pittsburgh LIBERTY AVE between 16th and 21st in the strip Division GREEN - this is the second group in the parade.Parade starts at 10:00am. We will have 2 cars in the parade and the cars are asked be there no later than 9am. Participants and their dogs are asked to be there as soon as possible (before 10am). It will be a very crowded city so the sooner you can be there the easier time you will have with traffic. Could everyone once again please RSVP to me and let me know how many people and dogs will be attending. I am told that the dollar stores have lots of green stuff so dress your dog up and have some fun. Let's show the spectators how awesome GPDC is! Again. Please RSVP. We want to have a great turn out! I do have a few extra folks that will be there to help walk a dog. My updated count as of last week is 13 people and 16 dogs.
SAVE THE DATE...GPDC Member Meeting...Sat. May 30th at 1pm at Chris A.'s house. Please email Chris to let her know if you are coming! Meeting is Poolside - swimsuits optional!
SAVE THE DATE - GPDC Member Mtg on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 from 1pm to ??? at Chris A.'s house. Pot Luck dinner - please bring food to share. Please RSVP to Chris A. by Nov. 20.
Calling all Dalmatian owners in the area. Fun Day September 13 will be held in conjunction with the Butler Training Club FUN DAY. ( see info below) This will give you an idea of when everything will start. Our Dalmatian picnic will begin at 10:00. Look for our Dalmatian tent! Please see the RSVP list below the fun day information on this page! Where: Alameda Park in Butler, PA. When: 10:00 a.m. – ‘til? GPS Directions: Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Road, Butler, PA 16001 Event Organizer: Cara Jerome = firstname.lastname@example.org There will be a Dalmatian tent set up for everyone to gather under and enjoy some delicious food. This is the same day Alameda Park will be holding their own Doggie Fun Day, (See attachment) which is open to all breeds and sponsored by the Butler Kennel Association. Please see the attached information regarding the many fun events and their individual start times. We are also asking that everyone brings a dish to snack on. Please let us know what you would like to bring when you RSVP. Please RSVP (by replying to this email or to Cara) and let us know if you will be attending this fun filled event. Don't forget to bring supplies for your dog, such as bowls, water etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DOGGIE FUN DAY !!! Sunday, September 13, 2015 (Rain or Shine) ALAMEDA PARK, BUTLER, PA OBEDIENCE * RALLY * CONFORMATION * AGILITY * CGC/TDI TEST * ALL JUDGING OUTDOORS FREE PARKING FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION REFRESHMENTS VENDORS RESCUE GROUPS DOGGIE SHOPPE RAFFLES TOO !!! MIXED BREEDS ALSO WELCOME!!! OBEDIENCE REGISTRATION: 8:30 AM -10:30 AM AT THE OBEDIENCE RING (on the Field) CONFORMATION/HANDLING REGISTRATION: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM AT THE CONFORMATION RING (on the Field) Obedience Judging starts 10:30 AM Handling Judging starts12:00 Noon Conformation Judging starts1:00 PM (No professional Handlers please, unless showing personally owned dogs) OBEDIENCE CLASSES: $6.00 per dog, $4.00 additional entry of same dog * NO PINCH/PRONG COLLARS * PRE-NOVICE – Judge: Dave Pistorius BEGINNER NOVICE – Judge: Dave Pistorius NOVICE A & B - Judge: Dave Pistorius OPEN A & B and UTILITY A & B - Ring Time Available: $5.00/15 minutes (No Judge, No Stewards Provided) CONFORMATION CLASSES: (DIVIDED BY SEX) $6.00 per dog (additional entry of same dog: $4.00) Litter Rate: Same owner, 3 or more - $12.00 HANDLING CLASSES: (ADULT & JUNIOR) $2.00 per dog JUNIOR PUPPY: 3 up to 6 months SENIOR PUPPY: 6 up to 9 months; 9 up to 12 months ADULT: 12 months and over SPORTING & GROUP - Judge: Cathy Runninger HOUND & GROUP - Judge: Gary Nestor NON-SPORTING & GROUP - Judge: TBA TOY & GROUP - Judge: Cathy Runninger WORKING & GROUP - Judge: Sharon Mayes HERDING & GROUP - Judge: Sharon Mayes TERRIER & GROUP - Judge: Gary Nestor MISCELLANEOUS & GROUP - Judge: TBA BEST Junior Puppy: TBA BEST Senior Puppy: TBA BEST Adult: TBA Adult Handling - Judge: TBA Junior Handling - Judge: Sharon Mayes “AGILITY FUN RING” Registration at 8:30 AM at the Agility Ring…… Starting at 9:00 AM Agility - $5.00 per Dog - Supervised: (Agility experience not necessary) “RALLY OBEDIENCE “ Registration/Run-throughs start at 9:00 AM at Rally Ring Run-throughs - $5.00 per Dog/Run-through or $12.00 per Dog for Unlimited Run-throughs (Rally experience not necessary) “COMBINED C.G.C. & T.D.I. TESTING” - Same Day/Location Pre-Registration only!!!!! Please call: 724-285-9910 Combined Test - $18.00 per dog C.G.C. only - $10.00 T.D.I. - $10.00 ** Must have buckle or snap collar, rabies certificate, license, and six foot leash** Special Raffle- 2 Steeler Game tickets for October 18th, Sunday. Pittsburgh vs. Arizona Cardinals! Doggie Paddle Pool Party at Alameda Pool- Sponsored by Butler County Parks Recreation 1:00-4:30 $5.00 a dog! FUN DAY CHAIRPERSON: Nancy Kieffer (724) 285-9910 e-mail: email@example.com DIRECTIONS: From North: Take I-79 S to 422 East Exit. Take 422 East to Route 356 (Lyndora) Exit. At light off exit ramp, get in left lane and turn left on to New Castle Road (Rt. 356). At the 4th traffic light (6 Pack Grill on your left side), turn left from turn lane onto Alameda Road. At the stop sign bear right into the park and follow posted signs. From South: Take I-79 N to 228 East and then to Route 8 North. Follow Route 8 N to the Lyndora Bypass Exit (Hansen Ave). Turn left across the bridge (this is Hansen Ave.) and stay on Hansen until the 4th traffic light, which is a “T”. Turn left onto New Castle Road/Route 356. Follow New Castle Road until the 3rd traffic light (Bank on your right side); turn right on to Alameda Road. At the stop sign bear right into the park and follow posted signs. From East & West: Take Route 8 and follow appropriate directions for North or South.
CALLING ALL SPECIALTY EXHIBITORS!! Did you happen to take any photos from the 2015 GPDC specialty this year? We are looking for a few good photos to post to our website. If you have any (photo credit will be given), you can post them here or email them to Tammy @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks:)
If you haven't RSVP'd to Chris A. already- please be sure that you do! Meeting is Sunday, July 26 starting at 1pm - ??? New puppies are welcome! Please bring a dish to share!
Just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the Dalmatian friends and supporters who came to our specialty today. Although Mother Nature didn't exactly show her best side in the morning, everyone was willing to grin and bear it. We pulled it off and the 5 point majors held! Gotta love "Rustic Specialties". Congratulations again to the winners! Full results will be on the website shortly. Remember it may be our specialty, but we so need YOU to make it happen! Hope to see you all next year!
ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! There seems to be a little problem with the show site directions printed in our judging schedule. Here is an update for you: Directions to show site From the west or east travel on Rt 90 to Rt 193 - Kingsville exit,Go south on Rt 193 approx 2.3 miles to Plymouth-Gageville rd. Turn right(west) and go just over a mile or so to Benetka Rd. Turn left (south) down the hill.past the pond, on the right is Pine Ridge Rd turn right (west) onto Pine Ridge Rd about an 1/8 of a mile , show site is on the south side of road. From the south using Rt 11, go north to Rt 90 east, go east on Rt 90 , the next exit is Rt 193 Kingsville then follow the directions up top from.there. The show grounds are only 5 miles from Rt 90. The address for GPS is: Pine Ridge Rd, Ashtabula, Ohio. 44004 If you need help, please try to call the following numbers: Jeff Gillespie cell 440-261-2147 Chris Aranowski cell 724-771-8957 Tammy Boice cell 724-355-2219
Don't forget! Wed. June 3rd is the deadline date for entries for the GPDC Specialty! If you are entering online - you need a few days to get your entries in on time! Don't miss out!