The Objectives of DCSNE are to:
- Encourage and promote quality breeding of pure-bred Dalmatians and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
- Urge members and 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;
- Do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials;
- Conduct sanctioned matches, licensed shows and obedience trials under the rules of The American Kennel Club
The members of the Dalmatian Club of Southern New England have adopted a Code of Ethics regarding the breeding and placement of Dalmatians.
How do we meet these objectives?
Much of our activities is in preparation of the club's annual Specialty Show. The Specialty Show is a dog show & obedience trial just for Dalmatians. It's a big undertaking and needs member participation to staff the various committees to make the show a success.
We also hold one or more sanctioned matches or fun matches during the year. All matches provide a bit of ring exposure for young, show potential pups and obedience trained dogs. A santioned match is one that is structured according to the AKC rules and has received AKC approval. It is open to all Dalmatian owners whether they are DCSNE club members or not. Fun matches are for DCSNE club members only and additional "FUN" classes are added like - Best Spots - Best Head - Best Expression - Best Smile, etc.
DCSNE has breeder referral contacts. These members take calls from people who are looking for a Dalmatian and refers them to other members who may have puppies, retired show dogs or other quality adult dogs available for placement.
DCSNE participates in educational activities to show the true nature of the Dalmatian and what living with a Dalmatian in your home can be.
DCSNE recognises the achievements of its members and their dogs who have completed AKC titles and other activities through the year by presenting them with plaques and/or certificates at the Annual Meeting held in January.