Saturday, August 15, 2009
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
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Jedi stalks a turtle.
Uh Oh, Jedi wins.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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) (http://www.dotterdalmatians.com/)BAER: BilateralHips: PendingCERF: NormalNUA/LUA: NUA (Uu)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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)
Fiona just recently completed her UKC Grand Championship and her CGC and is moving on to obedience, rally, and agility. More information, pictures and Fiona's pedigree can be found at
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Cubby "Woodwynd Dotter's Eagle Scout " is a normal uric acid boy and was bred by Leslie Beals and Denise Powell.
Cubby is an International Puppy Champion and an International Ch. He's also 2/3 of the way towards his UKC Ch as well.
If you would like to see and learn more about Cubby, check out his web site at
This is Fiacre N Aberdeen Seeing Is Believing - known to her friends as Selia (pronounced Seelia) She is one of only three Dalmatians in the world that are known to be Clear for hyperuricosuria. Clear is the scientific term for having two copies of a dominant gene. In this case the gene that controls normal breakdown of uric acid during metabolism of protein the dog's diet.
Most Dalmatians have a genetic mutation that interrupts the normal breakdown of the protein they eat. The defect results in a condition called hyperuricosuria (HU) which people also call High Uric Acid. Dalmatians with HU have two copies of the defective, gene mutation.
A Dalmatian breeder named Robert Schaible, who also happened to be a professor of medical genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine, developed a line of Dalmatians that have the normal gene. When Dalmatians with the Normal gene are bred to Dalmatians with HU some of the offspring will inherit the Normal gene and some of them will inherit the defective gene.
Pups that inherit one Normal and one defective gene and are called Carriers. They are able to metabolize protein normally but they can pass the defective gene to future offspring.
At this point in time the vast majority of Dalmatians are Affected with HU, approximately 50 Dalmatians are unaffected Carriers of the defect and three are Clear of HU. It will take decades of careful breeding before we see a significant reduction in the percentage of Dalmatians with HU. But progress is being made and each year more unaffected or Normal Uric Acid Dalmatians are born.
It is unlikely that HU will ever be completely eliminated in the Dalmatian breed because a considerable number of people whose primary interest is to producing Dalmatians that can win in the show ring feel that HU is a manageable condition and see no reason to change their breeding practices.
Selia"s pedigree can be seen at: http://www.geocities.com/fiacredals/ click on Selia
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Lila is bilateral from an all bilateral litter of nine brown eyed puppies. Lila's pedigree can be viewed at: http://www.freewebs.com/rimrockdals/toppergambit.htm