Talk about a stunning win photo! Here is Princeton's new championship picture taken by photographer Dean Dennis with judge Pamela Bruce. He is maturing beautifully right before our eyes and to hear the lovely comments about him are proof of how handsome he really is. We say this humbly as the competition he faced was lovely and the merit was high!
We could not be more proud as breeders, owners, and handlers of our special young man, Princeton, for accomplishing what he did over the 6 day cluster of dog shows in Norwood Ontario. Despite horrible thunder storms and intense heat advisory's, he garnered his Canadian Championship at just 6.5 months of age winning Best of Breed 5 out of 6 times from the Jr Puppy class, was chosen for Best Puppy in Group twice, followed by two Group 2's, one Group 3, and one Group 4. These amazing wins now place him as the Number 7 Dalmatian in all of Canada and we cannot wait to see what else he does in the next set of shows we plan to enter. Thank you to judges Donna Conod, Robert Denis, Shawn Nichols, Pamela Bruce and Mike Jackman for the honours!
It was an honour to be asked to judge Junior Handling and Nate had an amazing time in the ring with these talented kids of all ages at the Bobcaygeon Kennel Club show on Friday June 30th. The sport needs promising professionalism now more than ever and these young superstars make the future look very bright!
Well done Princeton! He kicked off the 6 day circuit of dog shows going Best of Breed from the 6-9 month male class, won Best Puppy in Group and a Group 2 in Norwood Ontario. He continues to shine and loves showing so much - even in the extreme heat we had this day. Thank you to judge Donna Conod for the divine placements.
We are in love with Princeton's latest ad in the marvellous issue of Show Scene last week. This publication is one that highlights show dogs as they accomplish milestone wins and our boy sure has done us so very proud thus far. The ad showcases his correct Dalmatian movement and credit is given to the very honourable judges who continue to find him and place him highly at CKC dog show events.
Mr. Princeton enjoyed his solo adventure, free from the other dogs, while we ran errands in town. It's so important to give each of our dogs opportunities to confidently explore new surroundings on their own, to meet lots of new people, and to educate the public on what a purebred Dalmatian should encompass. We visited Petsmart, Home Depot, and a Garden centre here in town. He had an absolute blast and slept like a baby afterwards!
That's a wrap on the last handling classes we teach for the remainder of the summer! Check out these beautiful teams of talented handlers and their pretty dogs as they work very hard to ensure everyone is ring ready for a fun season of outdoor dog shows. Well done everyone!
Envy, our matriarch (and mascot) Portuguese Water Dog, celebrated her 9th birthday on June 27th. Happy birthday beautiful girl and we hope there are many more years of pure joy and love ahead of us with you!
Briar and Epic enjoyed their busy day of adventures on June 25th! We hiked the Ennismore Waterfront trails then went to the Trent Locks for a nice swim afterwards. Dal's love to burn their energy in beautiful places, as do we, so we make sure that each of our dogs are taken to new places as outlets for fun - rain or shine!
Talk about a way to end a weekend! Princeton is awarded Best Puppy in Show on Sunday June 11th, thanks to judge Ron Mahon, on the first day he was eligible to compete. This young superstar is certainly (and already) making a name for himself and his future looks very bright!
We love looking at this beautiful young girl, Bellini, who is now 6 months old and is maturing right before our eyes. She is incredibly typey, very charismatic, has sensational movement, loves everyone and is quite the show off - especially if chicken is involved. We will be taking her out to shows in the coming months so stay tuned for updates on how she does.
Photographer Wendy Reyn nailed this movement shot out of the park of Princeton in the ring. This puppy has such gorgeous (and correct) reach and drive it gives us goosebumps! A powerful and energy saving trot that would withstand many miles of coaching alongside a horse and carriage, just as the breed was intended to do.
On his first day as a "Junior" puppy, which is a dog aged between 6-9 months of age, Princeton struts his stuff to a fantastic Best of Breed over other dalmatian competition, a Best Puppy in Group, and an impressive Group 2nd over some top Non-Sporting dogs. Thank you to judge Ron Mahon for the honour!
We cannot thank photographer and friend Wendy Reyn enough for capturing this stunning ringside candid of Princeton free stacked. Look at that sweet, beautiful, and focused puppy!
One of our favourite parts of this breed is how social they are. Here is Bellini posing with her new best friend, Gaga the Corgi, and brother Princeton back at the setup from last weekends dog show. These three had such a great time playing together which left us all with tired puppies after each day - pure bliss!
On his final day as a "Baby Puppy", which are pups categorized from 4-6 months of age, baby Princeton is awarded Best Baby Puppy in Group and Best Baby Puppy in Show under the marvellous judge Wendy Anderson. We are so proud of him and it was the best start to an amazing weekend in Orono at the Ontario County dog show!
Briar loves spending time in any body of water she can find. We swear she is part water dog!
Princeton says hotel rooms are super fun especially with all his favourite toys and a bed to himself! Although lets be honest he snuggled into us all night like the super sucky boy that he is.
What a thrill to have Princeton awarded Best in Sweepstakes over dozens of other Non-Sporting competition on May 22nd 2023 under respected judge Karen Cram. We thank her for the lovely comments on his superb quality and are excited for his very bright future in and out of the show ring.
Our dals, and most of them across the board, love to bask in the sunshine! Here is Paris, Briar, Princeton and Bellini soaking in the rays together. What a bunch of beautiful spotted lizards they are!
On Sunday April 29th Princeton once again wins Best Baby Puppy in the Non-Sporting Group which was such a thrill! Thank you to admired judge Jocelyn Gagne for finding him amongst a lovely line up of other beautiful puppies. It is very safe to say that we are simply thrilled and excited for what his bright future has in store for him!
Princeton just made his debut in the show ring in Lindsay Ontario at the Victoria County dog show and what a milestone weekend it was. At just over 4 months of age he impressed us so very much and won Best Baby Puppy in the Non-Sporting Group on Saturday under respected judge Kathrine Grant (pictured above).
Check out these amazing teams of dogs and their owners at the handling classes we teach here in the Peterborough area! It's so awesome to help newcomers learn and welcome them into the world of conformation dog shows or working with experienced breeds/owners/handlers that want to get their new puppies ring ready. Please e-mail us today if you'd like to attend or have any further questions about the classes. All skill levels are welcome!
Princeton and Bellini love to explore new places and with spring upon us we love taking them to beautiful garden centres and nurseries. They get to meet different people, experience new atmospheres, and its fun to expose them to new scents & smells such as fresh flowers and plants that they have not yet experienced (as they were born in the winter months).
Paris and Briar have started their "Distance Log Program" training as we hope to accomplish our goal of reaching a minimum of 170km worth of hiking, walking, and running these two active girls this year. They sure are not complaining and we love discovering new trails while keeping up their fabulous condition. To learn more about this program check out the link here: https://www.dalmatianclubofcanada.ca/distance-log-program
Happy 1st birthday to our gorgeous girl Briar and her lovely litter mates! We love this goofy, confident and gorgeous girl so much and are very excited for what her future has in store for her.
We've completed more orders of our custom stacking boxes that are ready for their new homes! Reach out if you've like to order one for yourself (or a friend) in any paint colour or stain option, with your logo or kennel name printed in vinyl (on one long side and one short side), and we will get right to work. They make such amazing training tools for conformation show prospects and the feedback has been amazing. What a fun project they are to create too!
7 week old London (L) and Vienna (R) have truly been such a blessing in our lives and we have absolutely loved every moment while raising them. They are so clean, very quiet, totally comical, and breathtaking conformationally. Paris and Crew could not have produced two better puppies which we are thrilled with them both for many reasons!
Stunning and sassy Vienna has grown into such a gorgeous girl and reminds us so much of her flashy mother, Paris!
Handsome and super stoic London pictured above at 7 weeks of age and we certainly love what we see as he resembles his gorgeous daddy, Crew!
We are over the moon with joy to announce that after driving to the University of Guelph for their BAER hearing testing that both Vienna and London have Bilateral hearing! This means that both puppies can hear normally in BOTH ears with no deafness or unusual traces of readings on the complex testing results. How fabulous to also have such easy travellers who slept the entire 3 hour drive to and from the far away vet clinic without any stress or accidents.
Puppy socializing has really taken off this week with the welcome addition of trusted friends that wanted to help us be puppy testers. They have met all types of people this week including infants, children and adults which was nothing but a positive experience for everyone. Tons of confident, eager and happy tail wags, puppy kisses, and adorable snuggles ensued. Check out that happy blurry tails!
Vienna and London started to experience car rides this week at 6 weeks of age. They both calmly watched the world go by out the back window as we took them on drives around town and ran errands with them content in the back of our vehicles. No accidents, no screaming, and no car sickness - good job little babies!
The beautiful 6 week old puppies have truly deserved their "Canadian Card" this week as they are totally in love with all the fresh powdery snow we've gotten lately! The bold babies loved zooming around in the cold fluffy wet stuff as we have started to acclimatize them to go outdoors to encourage proper potty training habits.
London, our hunky social butterfly, is looking fantastic at 4 weeks of age on January 8th 2023. This handsome boy is bold, calm, collected, and confident. Nothing phases him, he loves interacting with us as much as possible, and he is just the biggest sweetheart of a puppy. His markings are gorgeous and he has a very promising future if we say so ourselves!
Pictured above is our gorgeous little diva girl, Vienna, photographed at week 4 on January 8th 2023. This stunning little miss is sharp, smart, and sassy! She doesn't miss a beat, is extremely confident, very bold, and not shy to explore new scenarios and to try new experiences. She is absolutely drop dead gorgeous to boot and we cannot wait to see how she matures over the coming weeks!
We have started the two siblings onto a variety of sound desensitisation! Today's exposure was fireworks, the sound of children playing, and vacuums. We have given them all sorts of textural elements each day such as tin foil, pots and pans, metal bells, loud squeakers, television, music, and then some. We proudly can share that each puppy has handled all situations like all stars and both of them are confident, react calmly to new situations, and are making us ever so proud. We predict both puppies are bilateral hearing which means they can hear in each ear. BAER hearing tests are booked for January 27th so we will confirm our theories then!
Two week old London and Vienna are doing so well! Clearly they have a hard life here at Brookfield and we continue to be amazed at their adorable antics. Both puppies are reserved at this time although we appreciate the inquiries and will happily add any serious prospective owners on our list for our 2023 litter - Just ask!
Check out the puppies new play centre! This safe, sturdy, and amusing structure keeps toys free from germs and allows for constant change of noises and textures which are important for little ones to be acclimatised to. We will add and swap new items every few days to expose the puppies to different materials as they gain confidence of new items in their domain.
Vienna (L) and London (R) are growing so quickly and they're looking more and more like Dalmatians by the moment. Spots are forming, eyes are opening, and temperaments are blossoming already. We are simply smitten and Paris is a wonderful, dedicated, and loving mother to her two beautiful puppies. We couldn't ask for more!
We are thrilled to announce our 2022 litter of Paris x Crew has arrived! We have one beautifully feminine female and one handsome masculine male. Their names are Vienna and London and both puppies are strong, thriving, and gorgeous already. The best is yet to come so stay tuned for updates!
Allow us to introduce our newest Canadian Championship! Multiple Best Puppy in Group winning, Best Baby Puppy in Group Winning, new Canadian Champion, "BedlamAcres Rhapsody Rose at Brookfield" - or Briar to her fans! She was awarded Winners Bitch and Best and Best of Breed under judge Carol Graham on Monday November 7th, Reserve Winners Bitch under judge Michael Canalizo on Tuesday November 8th, then finished her Championship on Wednesday November 9th going Winners Bitch and Best of Breed to wrap up the Olde York Kennel Club dog shows. We are over the moon with pure joy and excitement about this very beautiful, sweet, and flashy little youngster and thank everyone for their very kind words on her many lovely wins!
Beautiful Briar goes Winners Bitch and Best of Breed again on Sunday November the 6th to wrap up the Credit Valley weekend downtown Toronto at the Royal Winter Fair. She almost has her championship now its so close we can taste it!
Seven month old Briar is having a fantastic weekend at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair downtown Toronto! She was awarded Best Puppy in Group under judge Mrs. Thora Brown on friday November 4th and Best of Breed on Saturday November 5th under judge Mr. Alan Brown. She is now up to 3 Best Puppy in Group wins over outstanding lineups of other Non-Sporting puppies and only needs 3 additional points to obtain her Canadian Championship!
What can we say about beautiful baby Briar winning at her first "official" dog show! She was awarded Best of Breed from the 6-9 month old junior puppy class at just 6 months and 5 days of age. She then made the cut in the competitive Non-Sporting group with all the top dogs and then was awarded Best Puppy in Group out of a gorgeous line up of stunning puppies. We thank Roberto Velez-Pico for these honours as well as those onlookers who complemented this beautiful girl on her very successful day at Nipissing on October 7th 2022.
Where has our baby gone? This is a 6 month photo of our lovely youngster, Briar, practising her show dog skills on a crisp fall evening at handling class on Monday September 26th 2022.
The OFA results are now posted online stating Paris' CHIC number #173713 with completed requirements for health as per the Dalmatian breed standard.
Beautiful Briar pictured above at 5 months of age at handling class with Matthew. What a gorgeous youngster she is!
We are thrilled to announce that Paris has her official CHIC number (#173713) for Good-Normal Health Testing which is posted on the global OFA website. This means she is clear of the health issues that many Dalmatians face and she is above and beyond the standards for health to have future litters. Good girl Paris!
Fantastic news to wake up to on this lovely Tuesday August the 23rd 2022. Paris received the OFA rating for her recent hip x-rays and the results came back as "GOOD". She has no evidence of hip dysplasia in either hip socket - just as we predicted and hoped for!
Beautiful Briar is 19 weeks of age now and is growing up wonderfully! Here she is being handled by Matthew at handling class on August 22nd 2022.
Paris completes the last portion of her OFA Health Testing on August 16th and was a wonderful patient for the staff while getting her hips x-rayed. We should have the official results soon however the vet team predicted Good-Excellent results. Time will tell within the next week or so!
Pretty Princess Paris wins a group 1st under judge Dr. Lucie Paradis and a group 3 under judge Dianne Miller in St. Catherines on August 13th and 14th 2022. She clearly knows she made us very proud!
Our one day at the Muskoka and District dog show was a great one! On Friday July 29th Paris was awarded a Group 3rd in lovely competition and Briar made her debut at just 4 months of age in the baby puppy class (4-6 months). She won Best Baby Puppy in Group and showed so well! Thank you to judge Kim Leblanc for the honours with our two spotted girls and for being a fabulous first time experience for Briar.
Beautiful baby Briar is growing on up and we love what we see at 15 weeks of age on July 15th 2022!
In Sarnia Ontario BEST IN SHOW goes to the Dalmatian! Paris is awarded Best of Breed, Group 1st, and Best in Show under judge Cheryl Paterson on Canada Day July 1st 2022. What a thrill for everyone that loves, supports, and cheers for our beautiful spotted beauty queen!
This certificate from OFA shows Paris hears in BOTH ears when she was BAER tested as a puppy. This is also considered and called "Bi-Lateral" commonly in Dalmatians and is great news!
Beautiful Briar is growing up before our eyes and we love what we see! Here she is pictured above at 13 weeks of age at the handling classes Nate runs and teaches in Peterborough Ontario. She is a natural show girl and her future looks bright!
On Thursday June 30th Paris is awarded Best of Breed twice and Group 1 twice at the Bobcaygeon Kennel Club dog shows in Norwood Ontario. Thank you to judges Ed Wild and Cheryl Myers-Egerton for these wonderful honours!
We have a new addition here at Brookfield Dalmatians as seen above! Everyone please meet baby 'Briar' who will also known as "BedlamAcres Rhapsody Rose at Brookfield". We welcomed her home on Sunday May 29th 2022 after weeks of planning, organising, and getting prepared in every sense for her special arrival. We cannot thank Heather Parsons enough for breeding such a lovely. confident, and healthy litter which Briar came from. Stay tuned for more photos as she grows and is taken on many adventures!
To conclude our fabulous weekend in Ottawa, on Sunday May 29th 2022, Paris wins Reserve BEST IN SHOW as well as OWNER HANDLED BEST IN SHOW under judge Heather Langfeld (pictured above). We would be lying if we denied that tears were shed from pure joy in this moment and on the drive home. These wins secure Paris as the NUMBER ONE Dalmatian in ALL of Canada as well as the Number ONE Owner Handled Dalmatian, the Number 8 Non-Sporting Dog, and the 12th Owner Handled dog All-Breed!
At the single show of the day on Sunday May 29th 2022 judge Cheryl Patterson finds Paris for Best of Breed, Group 1, and Owner-Handler Group 1 (pictured above). This gives Paris 5 out of 5 Best of Breed wins with a Group placement every time she was shown in the Non-Sporting group in Ottawa. What a feat - we are so beyond proud of her!
At the afternoon show in Ottawa on Saturday May 28th 2022 Paris is awarded Best of Breed and a Group 1 by judge Heather Langfeld (pictured above). This win finishes Paris's GRAND CHAMPION BRONZE status - Woohoo!
The morning of Saturday May 28th 2022 brought sunshine and more wins for Paris! Judge Robert Rowbotham chose her for Best of Breed and Group 3 out of the Non-Sporting group in Ottawa (pictured above).
The afternoon show on Friday May 27th 2022 was another wet yet successful outing for Paris. Thanks to judge Thomas Nesbitt for selecting her for Best of Breed and Group 2 (pictured above).
At the rainy morning show on Friday May 27th 2022 Paris is nicely awarded Best of Breed and Group 3 under judge David Swartwood at the Ottawa Kennel Club (pictured above).
On Tuesday May 3rd and Wednesday May 4th 2022 Paris competed in her first Fast CAT runs down in Virginia Beach USA. She had a great time and garnered 4 qualifying runs over the course of the two days - what a fun experience it will be adding another title to her name. Stay tuned!
Paris looking fantastic at the Dalmatian Club of America National Specialty in Virginia Beach on Tuesday May 3rd 2022.
Three more Group 4 placements for Paris at the Victoria County shows on the first weekend of May 2022. Thank you to Judges Mike Jackman, Patricia Lanctot, and Michael Lanctot for the honours!
On Friday April 15th 2022 Paris is selected Best of Breed and a lovely Group 1 under judge Wendy Anderson in Petawawa Ontario (pictured above). This placement has secured Paris as the Number 1 Dalmatian in Ontario, the Number 3 Dalmatian across all of Canada, and the Number 1 Owner-Handled Dalmatian in the Country!
Back in Canada and off to Petawawa Ontario for more Canadian dog shows! Paris has a lovely first day on Thursday April 14th 2022 going Best of Breed under judge Tony Vandendool and a Group 2 under judge Lee Steeves (pictured above).
Day three in New York and Paris went Winners Bitch under judge Charles Olvis on April 2nd 2022 (pictured above). She then finished the weekend with another Winners Bitch and Best of Winners under judge Raymond Filburn on Sunday April 3rd 2022. She is now past the halfway point to obtaining her American Championship!
Day two at Syracuse dog show Paris was awarded Reserve Winners Bitch under judge Claudia Seaburg on April 1st 2022 (pictured above).
Off to the USA we go and was it ever good to us! Paris is awarded Winners Bitch and Best of Winners under judge Steve Dainard on day one of the Syracuse dog shows in New York March 31st 2022 (pictured above).
Paris has a lovely new ad made for her by the ladies from the Canadian Dog Fancier publication to feature her recent win under judge Dana Garcia Tice (pictured above).
At our first show of 2022, Paris was awarded a Best of Breed win courtesy of judge Mr. Peter Scott on March 11th and another Best of Breed win and a large Group 2 placement under judge Dana Garcia Tice on March 13th (pictured above).
Our newest ad featured in the Canadian Dog Fancier publication on March 2nd showcasing Paris's wins from Pennsylvania (pictured above).
Paris received her official certificate from the CKC honouring her GCH accomplishment. It was very nice to see this envelope arrive and it will proudly be framed to display (pictured above).
Paris, also known as Grand Champion "Hallmarks Shantay You Stay", ends 2021 being the Number TWO Dalmatian in all of Canada! What a thrill for such a young girl, in limited showing, many Covid related obstacles, and great competition. *Certificate taken from Canuck Dogs standings pictured above*
Winners Bitch & Best of Winners goes to Paris at the Delaware Valley Dalmatian Club speciality in Oaks Pennsylvania December 12th 2021 under judge David Miller (pictured above).
Paris is awarded BEST in Sweepstakes under judge Diedre Petrie, the very first time she is in an American dog show ring, at the Delaware Valley Dalmatian Club in Oaks Pennsylvania on December 11th 2021 (pictured above).
Sunday November 21st 2021 Paris goes Best of Breed in the afternoon Non-Sporting speciality under judge Lee Anne Batemen at the large Aurora dog shows held in Mississauga (pictured above).
Paris wins a large Best of Breed win under judge David Miller (USA) in the morning all-breed show at Aurora kennel clubs large dog show! Followed by a fantastic Group 4 placement on Sunday November 21st 2021 (pictured above).
The Georgina dog show November 12-14th 2021 was good to Paris. She was awarded Best of Breed all weekend and a lovely GROUP FIRST thanks to judge Cheryl Paterson (pictured above).
Paris earns her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP! Winning Best of Breed all weekend at the Trillium shows October 29-31st 2021 with a big Group 2nd thanks to judge Wendy Anderson (pictured above) and a nice Group 3rd under judge Wendy Maisey.
Paris completes her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP to finish off the Pine Ridge dog shows on Sunday October 3rd 2021. Judges Thomas Alexander and Sandy Alexander both gave Paris Group 4 placements - both on the same day! (pictured above).
Paris on the move to Best of Breed on Saturday October 2nd 2021 under judges Joy Lynne Huntley and Barbara Heal at the Pine Ridge dog shows. Judge Barbara Heal also awarded Paris a Group 4 that afternoon.
Friday October 1st 2021 judge Tempest Deptuch gave Paris a Best of Breed and later in the day judge Ed Wild also awarded her Best of Breed again as well as a lovely Group 2 (pictured above) at Pine Ridge.
It is official as of September 15th 2021 - We are an approved and registered kennel with the Canadian Kennel Club. This is the new beginning of a very exciting lifelong commitment to Brookfield Dalmatians!
Another health test success! Paris gets her eyes cleared 'Normal' at the CAER eye clinic on September 11th 2021.
Saturday August 8th 2021 judge Carol Graham awards Paris Best of Breed at the Elgin County kennel club (pictured above) from a great line up of beautiful Dalmatians.
Paris has mail! She is officially a CHAMPION, finishing with all of her required points in only two weekends of showing, and all owner handled by Nathan at the end of her lead.
Paris finished her Championship from the puppy classes on the Monday of the Barrie weekend shows on August 2nd 2021. What a thrill - thank you to judge Anik Premeau (pictured above)!
The Barrie weekend started off with a bang. Paris wins Best of Breed, a big Group 2, and her third Best Puppy in Group under judge Glen Stark on Saturday July 31st 2021 (pictured above).
Judge Thora Brown also found puppy Paris in a beautiful line up of other Dalmatians and Non-Sporting puppies to award her another Best Puppy in Group (pictured above) on Friday July 9th 2021 at the Champlain Dog Show.
The first day of the Champlain dog shows, Monday July 5th 2021, was a great CKC debut for our puppy Paris. She garnered her first Best Puppy in Group thanks to judge Peter Scott then a BEST PUPPY IN SHOW under judge Heather Langfeld. The ribbon was almost as big as Paris herself (pictured above)!