Welcome to Dalmatians

Welcome to Checkerboard Dalmatians, Australia from Patrick, Anita and their spotted family who have been around for twelve generations of the line. We have been breeding Dalmatians for over forty years (both blacks and livers) and have had approx. 40 Champions. Judging appointments have included Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, South Africa and the U.S.A. Dalmatian Club Shows, and in 2001 we will travel to Russia for an assignment judging the Dalmatian National Speciality in Moscow. In 2003, we are looking forward to judging again in South Africa and Europe.

In 2004, Patrick is judging The Canadian Dalmatian Club National Speciality Show and In 2005, Patrick is judging again In Europe.
In May, 2007 we will be judging the 15th Anniversary, National Dalmatian Specialty Show Of Cuba in Havana, Cuba.

In 2008, Patrick has been invited to judge The Dalmatian Club Of New South Wales Specialty in Sydney on Easter Saturday 22nd. March, 2008.

In 2009, Patrick has been invited to judge The Dalmatian Specialty on April 9th. - 10th., at The Holidome, Lawrence. Kansas. U.S.A.  A large entry of Dalmatians is expected for this Show.

In july / August, 2013 Patrick has accepted assignments, judging again in Europe and the U.S.A.

Patrick, Anita and Natalie

The only Australians to have imported an English Champion - English, Australia and New Zealand Ch. Clydevale Mastermind (imp U.K.) ( 1978), owners of the only Champion Import U.K. in Queensland - Aust. Ch. Chydevale Enigma (Imp.) (1988), owners of the first and only American Champion to be imported to Australia - American Ch. Firebuster Checkerboard Evon (Imp U.S.A.) (1998), and more recently have imported semen from America's No. 1 Dalmatian in the show ring - Am. Ch. Tuckaway Winged Foot (Semen Imp. U.S.A.) ........ And the most recent of all the imports, in august '03 from Canada,  CAN & AM CH Volanta Vindicator ( Imp. Can ) arrived at "Checkerboard". Robbie is now known as AUST CH., AM CH. & CAN CH. Volanta Vindicator ( Imp. Can.)