Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Introducing Fenway

Introducing Aberdeen's Long Time Coming, also known as Fenway.

Fenway is the latest Dalmatian to join the home of Shelley Gallagher. Born July 26th 2010. He is BAER bilateral hearing and is Uu for the normal uric acid gene.

The plans are that Fenway will be a therapy dog in the future. He is already practicing his skills and will test for the therapy dog designation after he turns a year old.

Fenway's dam is Aberdeen's Deal or No Deal, "DeeDee" and his sire is Ch. Fiacre's Calling Card "Gibson". He was bred by Denise Powell.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Rim Rock Stocklore Mystic Maks

Maks is the new kid at Rim Rock Dalmatians. He is a homozygous UU. This means he has NO copies of the hyperuricosuria mutation!
In his 4 generation pedigree there are 5 LUA to LUA breedings. He is BAER bilateral from an all bilateral litter of 7 dark brown eyed puppies.


This is beautiful Hannah! She carries one copy of the gene for LUA/NUA. She was bred by Lesia Woods and Dr. Robert Schaible and is co-owned by Barb Allison. Not only is Hannah beautiful but she is also sweet and loving. She is BAER bilateral from and all bilateral dark eyed litter of 7. We look forward to watching Hannah grow up.

Update on Lila

Lila is now known as Champion Rim Rock's U Gotta B Kiddin'. She finished her championship rather easily on June 26, 2010 at the age of 14 months. She is BAER bilateral, CERF clear, No ISD. She is bred, owned and loved by Barb Allison. Lila donated blood at one of the DCA blood draws so she can help promote good health in Dalmatians in more ways than just passing on her gene for Normal Canine Uric Acid.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Beloved Forever

This little liver girl is known as Eugenie "Beloved Forever". She is owned by Sally McDonnell and is from a litter that Sally recently whelped. There were four pups in this litter with three having the Uu gene for normal uric acid and one uu puppy that is in a wonderful pet home. All pups tested normal for hearing on their BAER hearing test. Pictures of her littermates will be posted soon.
This is Penny, the mother of the litter. Penny also has the Uu gene for normal uric acid. She is owned by Sarah Ledgerwood.

Update on Will & Lyra

Will is now 3 years old and Lyra is 18 months. They have become inseparable.
This year Marion & Terry traveled for 4 weeks around Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana with the dogs. Both dogs wear "hydra packs". They carry their own water and doggy biscuits while hiking. Marion says they hoped that would slow them down some. No way! These are Dalmatians and it takes more than a few biscuits to slow them down. For every 6 miles that Marion and Terry hike, these guys probably do 30 at very high speed.

There were a lot of opportunities for the dogs to socialize as Marion & Terry educated the general public about the joys of owning a Low Uric Acid Dalmatian. Both dogs are excellent travelers, no whining, which is a blessing. A lot of vacationers took home photos of these two great Dalmatians. There were many cries heard of "look Mom, Dalmatians"!

Selia Is Growing Up

Here is an updated picture of Selia. She is one of the small but growing numbers of Dalmatians that have two copies of the UU gene for normal canine uric acid.

Here is Selia's canine hyperuricosuria report from the University of California, Davis. To see this report larger just click on it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Champion Bubba

Ch Robinwood Rainstorm At SeaBubba was bred by Sara Ledgerwood and finished his championship easily. He is sired by AKC Ch Robinwood Ripley and his dam is UKC Ch Robinwood Penny Ante.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Two NUA Dalmatians Spotted in New Mexico

Marion & Terry feel incredibly lucky to be owned by two beautiful and intelligent NUA Dalmatians. "Will" Encantado's Where There's a Will and "Lyra" Aberdeen's Enchanted Interlude

Will was born June 5 2007 and came to live with us when he was 11 weeks old. We quickly realized that this young man was a wonderful ambassador of the breed. There wasn't a dog, cat or person that he didn't charm with his good manners and cheerful disposition. However he heard out of one ear ( known as having Unilateral hearing) and therefore could not pass his wonderful genes on. He is leaving this job to his brother Mickie.

Will's favorite thing to do ( other than eat) is to run every day in the mountains at the back of Los Alamos and in the mountains and canyons of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

Pictured at the top with Will, is a new addition to the family. Her name is Lyra and she too is a normal uric acid Dalmatian. There will be more information to come shortly about this sweet young dog.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Darling Daisy

Daisy From Rim Rock is from the Topper - Gambit litter. At 4 months of age Daisy is already doing therapy work. She is Uu which means she carries one copy of the normal gene. She is owned and loved by Dr. Rita Harrison and bred by Barb Allison. Her pedigree can be found at

She is always ready to help around the house with big chores such as excavating or painting!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


This darling little fellow is "Jedi", Cardel's Obie Wind Kenobi. Jedi is owned by a young junior handler named Tyler . As you can see, he has taken to being a Florida boy - there is an avocado tree in his front yard and it is loaded. A few drop when the winds get blustery. Jedi likes retrieving them, and the coconuts. He rolls them around the driveway and pounces on them - quite entertaining. As you can see from the first photo, he's NOT giving this one up! Jedi was born in May of 2009 and was bred by Alice Milwid.

Jedi stalks a turtle.

Uh Oh, Jedi wins.

Monday, August 3, 2009


This sweet boy is Robinwood Rainmaker at Siobahn. Tommy's sire is AKC Ch Robinwood Ripley and his dam is UKC Ch Robinwood Penny Ante who is a liver. Tommy is Uu and owned by Jeff Gillespie. Tommy is a moderate dog and is producing very pretty puppies.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Aberdeen and Dotter's Ataraxis ("Layla") Sire: UKC Ch Stocklore Top Spot; Dam: Ch Aberdeen's Twlight Time; Owner: Lesley Beals & Denise Powell; Breeder: Denise Powell (Aberdeen Dalmatians) BAER--Bilateral; Hips-- Good; CERF--Normal; NUA/LUA-- NUA (Uu) Layla is from Denise Powell's first NUA litter, born 8/12/05. She is the Dam of the "E" litter, by Ch Woodwynd Ghost of Gotha ("Boo"), producing 4 NUA pups in a litter of 7; and she's also the Dam of the "J" litter, by Ch Beachcomber's Final Answer ("Regis") born 5/15/09, producing 4 NUA pups in a litter of 6. In Layla's first UKC all-breed dog show she went BEST IN SHOW, and the Judge said she had chosen the Dalmatian because she was the nicest example of a Dalmatian she had EVER seen, and added "she's seen a lot of Dalmatians." Layla is a lovely, typey bitch, with an equally lovely temperament. She loves to give HUGS ... and loves to sleep under the covers.
Layla with Dotsie & Dagger.


Dotter's Eyes of the World-- AKA "Tie-Dye," "Ty," and now "Tie Fighter" Sire: CH Woodwynd Ghost of Gotha "Boo" Dam: Aberdeen And Dotter's Ataraxis "Layla". Ty's 5-year old owner wanted to name his dog after his favorite Star Wars character, Darth Vader. He had been the "tie-dye" puppy due to the color of his ribbon, and we called him "Ty" for nearly a year that he was with us. To go with the Tie-Dye theme, his registered name is after one of my favorite Grateful Dead songs, "Eyes of the World" because" the eyes of the world" are on these VERY special puppies! Fortunately I have 2 sons and know my Star Wars trivia, so when Gareth said he wanted to name the 1-year old dog "Darth Vader," I asked him, "What kind of ship did Darth Vader fly?" He quickly answered, "Tie Fighter!" So Ty got to keep his name, which is now "Tie." (Whew!!) Owner: Helen Copley and Lesley Beals-- Breeder: Denise Powell (Aberdeen Dalmatians) & Lesley Beals (Dotter Dalmatians) ( BilateralHips: PendingCERF: NormalNUA/LUA: NUA (Uu)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


This is UKC GRCH Stocklore Top Spot pictured at nearly 11 years old. Topper is a wonderful dog that can be found in most of the NUA pedigrees today. At 11 years old he is healthy, happy and can still move very fluidly. He also can still sire a litter the natural way. We are lucky to have Topper as a foundation to build on. Topper is owned and bred by Dr Robert Schaible.

Precious Peyton

This is Dreamworks & Aberdeen's Inevitable "Peyton"

Ch TNG’s The Untouchable At DKL (BEAR Bilateral, OFA Good) X Aberdeen’s Angelina (BEAR Bilateral, OFA Good, Uu)
Owner: Lillian Strait
Breeder: Denise Powell (Aberdeen Dalmatians)
BAER: Bilateral
Hips: TBD
Elbows: TBD
Thyroid: TBD

Peyton is growing up!