Snowood Dalmatians (est:1982) & Cavaliers (est:2000)
"Snowood" is our kennel name - It is the name that is used to identify Dalmatians of our breeding. A kennel name is like a trademark and one that we are proud to have. We are breeding for better Dalmatians and thoroughly enjoy our dogs. They are our family.
Our breeding program is conducted on a small scale using only selected dogs of outstanding quality and disposition, who have health clearances in many areas. We keep, and breed, only the best and do not maintain a kennel. Dalmatians do best when kept as house pets. Puppies develop much better when they receive the extra attention that a house-raised litter receives. The care and attention that a puppy receives during the first six to eight weeks of its life are crucial. It greatly affects the puppy's future health, temperament, and trainability.
Our stock represents a combination of some of the finest lines of Dalmatians in the country. Each line and each dog was introduced because it excelled in one or more features we wished to incorporate into our breeding program. Our brood bitches are top-quality, well-bred, healthy dogs. They are bred to dogs we feel to be the most complementary in physical and mental characteristics and the most likely to produce the right combination of qualities.
Snowood Dalmatians are found mainly in the Midwest, although we do have show dogs and pets in homes throughout the United States and Canada. These dogs have won, not only for us, but for their new owners, at Dalmatian Specialties and All-Breed Shows. At all breed shows our dogs have gone Best of Breed many times, won Multi Group Firsts, Group Placements, and have gone Best in Show. At Dalmatian Specialties, Snowood dogs have won everything from Best in Sweepstakes to Best of Breed. We currently have bred over 80 homebred AKC Champions as well as numerous CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) Champions, obedience, tracking and agility titled dogs.
Our pups are fully guaranteed and properly socialized. Although we breed for show dogs, we are also very proud of our pets. Most Dalmatians, including show dogs, live in homes with families where good temperaments are a necessity.Temperament is a very important part of a breeding plan.
Our pups are sold with their first shots, are healthy and well adjusted. Pups are carefully observed and are temperament tested to enable us to help place the right pup in the right home. Pups leave with a written contract, several days supply of puppy food, either the book "Superpuppy" or "How to raise a puppy you can live with" or "The Urban Puppy", and any other materials that we feel will be of use. Our interest does not end with the sale of a puppy. We are ALWAYS available for advice. We also like to hear how the puppy is fitting in with its new family and we love pictures!
We occasionally have older dogs available. They are through with their show careers and deserve a place with a special family that they don't have to share with all our other dogs!.
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Dalmatian Club of America
Chicagoland Dalmatian Club
Greater Twin Cities Dalmatian Club
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Greater Chicago
American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Snowood Dalmatians and Cavaliers