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I am a breeder of dalmatians since 1979, but got my first example of the breed in 1967. Normally I have one litter a year, bred carefully from selected, healthy and successful bloodlines in England, Scandinavia, New Zealand and the European continent.
I had a bad riding accident in Dec 2013, so I have had 7 litters since 2012, the M-2-litter in 2015, the single puppy in my N-2-litter in May 2017, Spotnik's O-2-litter was born in October 2017, P-2--litter in April 2020 and my Q-2-litter in January 2021. Spotnik's R-2-litter came in 2022 and the S-2-litter in June 2023. In 2023 I hopefully will have the permission to have a litter from an exciting bitch born in Russia.
I am working in co operation with Line C.Altberg, Midleton's Dalmatians in Sandefjord, in breeding, training and handling of our co owned dogs.
Line had her Midleton's D-,E-,F-,G- and H-litter from our co-owned bitches.
Spotnik breeding philosophy
The aim of Spotnik breeding is an entire litter of healthy and pretty puppies, with a happy outgoing temperament.
The dalmatian should be a balanced dog, in outline as well as in temperament, strong but elegant, and movement is essential to fulfill the standard.
Good pigmentation is important because of its influence on hearing in breeding.
I prefer an overall good litter to a single star in a medium litter. When choosing a brood bitch or a stud dog, I am trying to use one from a high quality litter to the single outstanding dog with inferior littermates.
Health is above all. If the progeny is not good enough, I will find another stud dog or brood bitch.
Openness is the key to better breeding. Therefore, I choose to share my dogs´ faults, not only their virtues. This is not the policy in many countries. Hence, my dogs may appear to have more faults than others, whereas the opposite may in fact be the case.