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Dalmatian Breeders and Exhibitors situated in the heart of Derbyshire
"Luccombe" is a small family run Dalmatian Kennel in Derbyshire. All of our dogs share our home as we prefer not to kennel them outside, they are part of our family. We only rarely breed Dalmatian puppies preferring to wait until we need another puppy ourselves before breeding a litter; therefore we do not always have Dalmatian puppies for sale but if you are looking for a Dalmatian please contact us to discuss your requirements and go on our waiting list. As a long established Dalmatian breeder our first priority is to produce Dalmatians which are healthy and have superb temperaments.

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Thursday 10th March saw an entry of 228 Dalmatians which was part of a combined entry of 21866 dogs at Crufts 2016, the world's largest and most prestigious dog show. I was really honored to have been asked by the Kennel Club to judge our breed this year. I selected a beautiful bitch to go through to the Utility group.

Rus. Ch. Melissa Iz Terletskoy Dubravy owned by Mrs L Chernova.
"Melissa" had travelled all the way from Russia to compete. I was so pleased to see her selected for the short list by the group judge

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First three DalmatiansHow it all began.........

My mum Irene Haywood started the famous Luccombe Dalmatian kennel in 1971 when she bought her first Dalmatian "Medina Cherry" by "Ch. Titan of Chacombe" out of "Dominoes Gay Cherry" She was a lovely additional family member and proved also to be a great brood bitch. We had several litters from her and we kept a super black spotted bitch named "Luccombe Pollyana" whose name can still be found in many of the pedigrees of today's exhibits. A few years passed and my mum's passion and knowledge of Dalmatians had been passed on to me and I now had a joint interest in the "Luccombe" kennel.
We had a fantastic time together attending shows and exhibiting our beloved Dalmatians. We bred a few very select litters as neither of us believed in breeding litters just to sell the puppies, we preferred to wait until we needed a new addition to the kennels or we had a waiting list of very carefully vetted people requiring a puppy before embarking on a very carefully mating. Both my mum and myself are Kennel Club appointed Championship show judges, a position and responsibility we hold with the up most regard.
My mum "Irene" was given the greatest honour for a Championship show judge when she was selected to Judge Dalmatians at Crufts 2012 but sadly she died before she could fulfill her dream but she left a wonderful legacy both to me and all who knew her by instilling a passion for good careful breeding. I miss her greatly but I know she is watching over me as I continue her work with the "Luccombe" kennel. I hope you will enjoy browsing through my Website with all it's memories and the gallery of our Dalmatians who are no longer with us. As a member of all three major UK Dalmatian breed Clubs and with over thirty years experience in breeding and exhibiting Dalmatians I'm always willing to offer advice to anyone who is wanting a Dalmatian. If you would like any help or advice please contact me even if it's just for a "Dally" chat.

Sharon Ridgway ~ Luccombe Dalmatians

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