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BDC Shows 2021
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 31ST JULY 2021 (RE-SCHEDULED FROM NOVEMBER 2020) at Ryton.
OPEN SHOW 25TH SEPTEMBER 2021 (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 2021) at Birmingham National, Stafford.
OPEN SHOW 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (RE-SCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 2021) at Ryton.
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 6TH NOVEMBER 2021 at Stoneleigh Park.
More details my be found under Events Diary.

Championship Show 31 July 2021 Covid Notice
The Club look forward to welcoming you to our Championship Dog Show. The Club will ensure, to the best of its ability, that the event is conducted in compliance with Covid Safe Guidelines, both national and local, in effect at the time. You are reminded that it is your responsibility to comply with national and local restrictions including advice on travel. The Club will endeavour to minimise the risk, but it is not possible to guarantee a no Covid-19 risk scenario. There will be an element of assumption of risk by those who choose to attend the event. Exhibitors should not attend if they have any symptoms of Covid 19. Exhibitors who fall into a category regarded as ‘vulnerable’ attend at their own risk. All entry forms must include an email address and/or phone number should track and trace be required. Attendees should wear masks / face covering, unless medically exempt, and should bring their own Sanitiser. This will be our first indoor show since Covid-19 restrictions began and while it is unlikely to be quite what we are used to we will endeavour to make it as enjoyable as possible while adhering Covid guidelines in force at the time. We regret that there will be no benching, so the entry fee has been adjusted accordingly. However, we are hopeful that cages will be allowed in to the hall and space will be allocated for them. They should be at least 1m apart unless in a household ‘Bubble’. We request that exhibitors limit the number of people attending with them to prevent us exceeding the amount of people allowed in the hall. It may be that we as attendees to bring their own chairs, depending on the guidelines at the time. We do not anticipate people being able to sit by the ringside. Your safety is our priority and we ask that you check for updates on the Club’s Website and Facebook Page. A Safety Plan will be notified, via the Club’s Website and Facebook Page, nearer the time of the show. John Moate Chairman / Covid Officer

Chairman's Message May 2021
I hope that you and your families are well and have managed to stay safe this year and that many of you will have had at least one vaccination. It has been well over a year since CRUFTS, the last Ch. show. Who would have envisaged what this past period held for us. One would hope that the worst is over now and that we have a somewhat brighter future to look forward to. During the pandemic we were blessed with the company of our cherished Dalmatians which made the isolation of lockdowns easier to endure. Now, with restrictions potentially easing and travel allowed, it looks as though it could be a very busy summer indeed if all goes as planned. I for one certainly look forward to getting out with my dogs and meeting all my friends again, but I do wonder what the dogs will make of a ring full of Dalmatians when they have become used to seeing just the odd one or two when out walking! I’m sure that many shows will have a slightly different format but I feel that we must make the best of it if we wish our much beloved hobby to continue. Many thanks must go to our Club Secretary Shelagh, and Show Secretary Stevie, who I know have been working exceptionally hard rearranging postponed shows and organising future events and judges; a list of which, together with a Covid-19 Notice, may be found in the next issue of Spots of News and on the Club’s Website. Please keep watching the website and FB page for updates. We will let you all know what is planned as soon as possible. Stay safe and take care of yourselves and your dogs. I look forward to seeing you all at some point this year. John Moate Chairman / Covid Officer

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(16/10/2019) City of Birmingham

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(10/07/2019) 3 Counties Critique

(03/07/2019) Border Union Critique

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(03/03/2019) BDC Feb Open Critique Added

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(18/02/2019) Joint Clubs Dog Critique Added

(13/02/2019) CHANGE OF VENUE Joint Clubs Champ Show

(12/02/2019) Notice at 1200 12 feb 2019 re the Joint Ch. Show 16th Feb. 2019

(12/02/2019) New post re Parvovirus at Stoneleigh 1730 12 Feb 2019

(07/02/2019) Manchester 2019 Critique Added

(17/11/2018) BDC Dog and Bitch Critiques Added

(01/11/2018) **Seminar KC's Judges Competency Framework **

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(28/10/2018) South Wales Kennel Association Critique Added

(23/10/2018) * Change of Judge BDC Ch show *

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(09/08/2018) East of England Critique Added

(01/08/2018) Border Union Critique Added

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(15/05/2018) WKC Critique Added

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(08/04/2018) DALMATIAN BREED HEALTH SURVEY 2018

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(09/03/2018) City of Birmingham 2017 Critique. Posted as Received.

(01/03/2018) Correction to Events Diary

(28/02/2018) Events Dairy Update

(26/02/2018) New Address for Puppy List

(26/02/2018) Joint Clubs Bitch Critique Added

(14/02/2018) Special Awards Classes, BDC Open, critique added

(11/02/2018) Manchester 2018 Critique Added

(20/01/2018) Boston 2018 Critique Added

(04/01/2018) LKA Critique Added

(04/01/2018) Puppy List

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(27/11/2017) Midland Counties Critique Added

(15/11/2017) Manchester 2017 Critique Added

(12/11/2017) BDC Bitch Critique Added

(11/11/2017) Northern Ireland Dalmatian Club Critique Added

(11/11/2017) South Wales 2017 Critique Added

(09/11/2017) BDC Dog Critique Added

(09/11/2017) Darlington Critique Added

(01/11/2017) Richmond Critique Added

(19/09/2017) Bournemouth Critique Added

(19/09/2017) East of England Critique Added

(19/09/2017) WKC Aug Critique Added

(09/08/2017) BDC BREED HEALTH SEMINAR

(08/08/2017) Leeds Critique Added

(31/07/2017) Dalmatian Club of Scotland 2017 Critique Added

(28/07/2017) Bath Critique Added

(28/07/2017) Windsor Critique Added

(19/07/2017) Blackpool Critique Added

(19/07/2017) New Record For Dalmatian CCs

(17/07/2017) New Health Update - Copper Toxicosis in Dalmatians

(17/07/2017) Judges Competency Framework

(11/07/2017) Events Dairy Update

(17/06/2017) 3 Counties Critique Added

(09/06/2017) BDC Summer Open 2017 Critique Added

(30/05/2017) Birmingham National 2017 Critique Added

(22/05/2017) WELKS 2017 Critique Added

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(07/01/2017) LKA Critique Added

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(14/11/2016) Driffield critique added

(13/11/2016) Bitch critique for British Dalmatian Club 2016 added

(11/11/2016) Hearing List Updated

(08/11/2016) The critique for Midland Counties 2016 added

(31/10/2016) Critique for South Wales 2016 added

(21/10/2016) Handbook 2016 Form

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(19/09/2016) SKC Aug 2016 critique added

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(15/09/2016) City of Birmingham 2016 critique added

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(12/04/2016) Change of Date - East of England 2016

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(26/03/2016) British Dalmatian Club Open Show 14 May. Judge David Webb

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(17/02/2016) Dalmatian Club of Scotland

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(08/01/2016) Events Diary

(05/01/2016) Kennel Club Extends BAER testing

(05/12/2015) BDC Open Show (November)

(13/11/2015) Mrs Ann North (Moorcross)

(12/11/2015) BDC Open Show (May) critique has now been added

(08/11/2015) Sad News

(21/10/2015) Discover Dogs Award to BDC

(20/10/2015) Mrs Theresa Gardinor to judge Dogs at the Joint Show

(05/10/2015) Welsh Kennel Club Critique Added

(21/09/2015) City of Birmingham Critique

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(18/09/2015) Bournemouth

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(21/08/2015) Leeds Critique Added

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(28/07/2015) 3 Counties Critique Added

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(27/06/2015) Bath

(13/06/2015) Scottish Kennel Club

(30/05/2015) Dalmatian Club of Scotland

(12/05/2015) WELKS Critique Added To Results

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(14/03/2015) Joint Show Dog & Bitch Critiques Added

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(13/11/2014) BDC Open Show November 2014

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(04/11/2014) NOEDC Open Show Critique Added

(08/10/2014) Darlington Critique Added

(25/09/2014) Blackpool Critique Added

(29/08/2014) Southern Counties Critique Added

(22/08/2014) North of England Dalmatian Club - Dogs & Bitches

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(26/03/2014) Crufts Critique Added

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(20/02/2014) Kennel Club Press Release - BAER Hearing Testing

(26/01/2014) BUBA Critique Added

(16/01/2014) LKA Critique Added

(20/11/2013) Website Updated

(22/10/2013) The British Dalmatian Club is planning to hold a Seminar and Judging Assessment

(30/08/2013) IMPORTANT - BREED HEALTH SURVEY

(15/07/2013) NOEDC Bitch Critique

(27/05/2013) BDC Open Show - Both Critiques Added

(13/04/2013) Club Handbook Insert

(07/04/2013) Joint Show Dog Critique Added

(18/03/2013) Crufts Critique Added

(03/03/2013) Dalmatian Health Survey

(04/02/2013) Manchester Critique Added

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(28/01/2009) Code of Ethics

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