Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lilly's Trick or Treat

My little pumpkin wanted to wish you and all her family a happy Halloween. ~ Jeff

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Howl-a-ween from JR

We discovered a new talent of JR's. ~ Tina

Monday, October 8, 2012

Toby at 2yrs.

Toby has grown into a wonderful addition to the family. He gets along with both our cats, our jack Russell and our beautiful 10 month old baby girl Brooklyn.  ~ Trey

Toby at 2 yrs

Toby at 10 weeks of age.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Yoshi at 2 years

Rich sent us this current photo of Yoshi. She turned into a very pretty girl.
Yoshi heading off to her home with Rich & family 11/26/2010

Saturday, October 6, 2012

JR at 2 years

Tina was kind enough to send us some current photos of JR.  He sure looks great and very happy!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday

Happy birthday to our Izza x Romeo litter who was born two years ago today.
We would like to send out a big hug and kiss to (in birth order):
Jasper / Black Diamond Sleepy Hollow
Cinder / Black Diamond I'll Put A Spell On U
Toby / Black Diamond Autumn Harvest
Yoshi / Black Diamond Autumn Twilight
Hunter / Black Diamond Full Moon
Olive / Black Diamond Bewitched
JR / Black Diamond Foggy Night
Ringo / Black Diamond Strange Brew 
Jack / Black Diamond Love Potion No 9

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ti on the hunt

Ti is probably the world's worst squirrel hunter but he keeps trying. The squirrels run through our woodpile and give Ti fits this time of year. Poor boy.

I went mountain biking this past weekend and brought Ti along for a good 6 mile run. He's in good shape but it's easier to get him a good workout in the winter here. There are fewer people around then and I can take him off leash in the woods and just let him go. We're waiting on the snow to fly. I have lots of snowshoeing planned for us.

 I hope you're well. Take care ~ John

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Looking for a Dalmatian?

If you are looking for a Dalmatian, 15 purebred, registered Dalmatians were just acquired by Dalmatian Rescue. All appear healthy and happy, although once they get out of their familiar fencing they might be a little shy. None of them are older than 7 and most are in the 1 yr - 3 yr range. If you are looking for a Dalmatian please contact Beth White  (970) 226-2844 about saving one of these many Dalmatians in need.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jack's anniversary

Hi Debbie, just thought I'd check in and say hello. We've had Jack for about a year now and feel blessed every day to have such a wonderful boy! I've attached a few pictures of him; he's been having a fun summer with Parker, going to the ocean, Diamond Lake, swimming in our creek and just being an almost two year old Dal!! Hope all is well with you guys. ~ Stephanie & Brent

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday to our all liver litter!!

Sky at the Dalmatian National Specialty in 2010.
09/04/09 - 05/29/11
Our Jazz x Moses puppies turn 3 years old today. Happy Birthday to:
Nova, Trail, Raffie, Faith, Dixie, Lillie and Sky (RIP my special girl).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cinder kicking back

Hi Debbie. I haven't sent anything to you lately on cinder. Here she is kicking back with dad watching tv. We just came back from a four day horse show. Cinder really loves our new living quarters trailer. There is so much more room for her to play and sit at the table looking out the window. Soon we will be off to nationals where Sierra will compete for the gold medal in dressage, hunt seat and western pleasure. She is also competing for youth of the year. ~ Karen

Sunday, August 26, 2012

CHAMPION Black Diamond Trifecta

Waverley~ Black Diamond Trifecta (Ch Patchmt's Jazzin It Up, CD, CC x BISS GCh Ch Kastle's Go Speed Racer) from our April 2011 litter, finished her Canadian Championship today, going BoW (Best of Winners). She has won multiple group placements and best puppy in groups. She is owned and handled by Amy Boyle in Ontario Canada. We are very proud of both of them!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Waverly's in the news

At a dog show a few weeks ago a local newsperson took some photos of Waverley and my boyfriend waiting ringside. I tracked down the article and thought I'd share.

Talk soon, Amy

Friday, June 22, 2012

CHAMPION Black Diamond Front Runner

Zoey finished her Champion title today at the Mt. Hood Dalmatian Specialty in Canby Oregon. First, she was Best in Sweeps for the 2nd time this year, then finished the day by winning her 3rd major to finish her title. Zoey is now our youngest Champion and the holds the title for going to the fewest number of shows before earning her title. All of this from my puppy who Adrian kept saying I'd never be able to show her because she is so heavily marked!

Now we'll start working on her Grand Champion title.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Trail" in oil

Our daughter Meagan is an artist, and she has been juried into several art shows this summer.  I'm attaching "Trail," her painting of Trail, as she tries to become known as an artist of pets and wild animals.  She has already been approached about selling this oil.

Trail has been on the race track w/ Chuck as he prepares for a marathon in September.  They run several miles a week w/ at least one 10-12 mile outing per week.  Of course, Trail goes much farther w/ his up and back checking on Chuck!  I am trying to do more biking but I can't take Trail on the road for that, and his sad eyes just kill me when I have to leave him home!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lexi's bike ride

this is right before she went for the bike ride. Does it every time Pat takes her...LOL

Btw.....she still sleeps with us in bed and is STILL a bed hog. We have a KING bed and it feels like a double when she hogs the bed.

I guess here daddy doesn’t bike fast enough for Little Lexie

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Grand Canyon

On our way home from Tulsa, OK (at the National Dalmatian Dog Show); Zoey, Willow and I as well as our two traveling partners stopped into the Grand Canyon to get a few photos of the dogs. As usual, Zoey was the most photogenic.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ti in Jefferson

Ti had his semi-annual ultrasound yesterday and he passed with flying colors. We are going to have ultrasounds performed annually from this point forward. I'm really glad I was able to find a solution to the stone problem without resorting to Hills U/D.

He had his annual wellness exam yesterday as well and our vet said he looked great. I've attached a pic of him taken during a short hike in Jefferson this past December. ~John

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cinder's nap

We went for one of our long walks in the park after we had driven to scio for a horse lesson earlier in the day so she is now taking a nap in front of the warm fire place because we wore her out. ~ Karen

Friday, March 16, 2012

CAT Video

I spent my evenings this week working on creating this video to help share what a C.A.T. is. The stars in this video include Izza, Kester, Krash & my friend Jordan. Kester is an "all american" dog (mutt) who belongs to Jordan and Krash is Jordan's liver spotted male Dalmatian.  If you will be anywhere near Walla Walla April 28th & 29th I encourage you to give this a try, it is well worth the entry fee to see your dog run and have a great time! ~ Deb

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Waverley makes it to #2

Waverley was in 2 shows the last couple of weeks. She got a Gr4 and BPIG (Best Puppy In Group) on Feb 18th and another BPIG on Mar 2nd. She's the #2 Dalmatian puppy in Canada now! She is looking great and everyone always comments on how gorgeous she is. ~ Amy

Friday, February 17, 2012

Zoey's big win photo

This photo is from January 18th when Zoey won Best In Sweeps at the Mt. Hood Dalmatian Specialty in Portland Oregon (and just arrived). This was her first big show (we showed for 3 days in Puyallup, WA just prior to this show - but those were tiny, warm up shows compared to showing at the Expo Center in Portland). She did great for only being 8 months of age! Zoey also did a great job of upholding our "Family Tradition" of winning big at this specialty show.
January Mt. Hood Dalmatian Specialty 
2006 Jazz was Best Of Winners
2009 Willow was Best In Sweeps
2010 Bow was Best In Sweeps & Best Of Winners
2011 Sky was Best Of Winners
2012 Zoey was Best In Sweeps

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lexie burns up the snow

Our first snow. We got about 6 inches. Took Lexie to the dog park (since she and Pat can’t ride the bike). No other puppies there. ~ Lori

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Zoey's first Sweeps

Zoey did fantastic today. I showed her in the 6-9mth puppy class in the Sweeps. She won her class, then went on to be picked the best "Jr. puppy" and then finished up by winning "Best in Sweeps"!! We have now officially won more than our 'fair share' at the Mt. Hood Dalmatian Specialties over the years. In our regular class (shown above) Zoey received a 2nd place in her class; but then Willow went in and saved the day by getting a Select Bitch out of a very tough field of girls. It was a long afternoon/evening, but very satisfying! Now we can say that Zoey is officially a Show Dog. ;)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Let it snow!

We finally are getting some snow. Last year we hardly had any. Cinder is having a blast with Sierra on our deck. ~ Karen

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cinder picks up her new horse

Well we are just heading back from grants pass with our brand new bouncing baby boy "Aranaway Dante". He is a 6 year old Morgan horse that has never been ridden. He is 16 hands tall. He is a very big boy. Cinder enjoyed the ride down and had a great time playing with all the dogs at the ranch we were at. We will see if cinder and the new baby will get along as well as she does with our other two horses. ~ Karen

Friday, January 13, 2012

Clearly Ringo

Ringo had his vaccines and a check up yesterday. His vet does a urine test as part of the exam, and I'm happy to report his urine was clear, pH ok and no problems there. He does have an issue with needing his ears cleaned, and she has suggested we start every other week. I believe part of the problem is that Ringo and Mozart chew each other's ears every day, but anyways, if it doesn't clear up we may need to look into food or environmental allergies. I think it's just Mozart's dog saliva. He weighed 54 pounds and doesn't seem fat or anything, but she didn't want him to gain any additional weight. Samantha is here in NM with Olive for a visit. The three of them have been having a good time playing. Olive got to go to the vet with us yesterday because she had another tick bite despite being on a monthly preventative. They both kind of stole the show in the vet's office.

Hope you're doing well.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Waverly hits the snow

Hope you had a good Christmas and a happy new year! Waverley is doing great. She's a big suck and isn't too fond of Winter. She's doing better now that she has good coat (but still didn't like the -26 degree C weather we had last week). Here are a few pictures I took yesterday. Her favorite thing to do is catch snowballs when we throw them. ~ Talk soon, Amy

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Nora and her tree

Nora sure does love christmas time!

Friday, December 23, 2011

JR's Christmas Wish

JR is doing great. He is a happy boy and well behaved (most of the time). We are starting another obedience class in January. Her he is with Santa. I think he asked for dog cookies.

Happy Holidays! ~ Tina, Matt, Katie, Lucy and JR

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Just wanted to give you a quick update on Jack. He's doing great! He is absolutely perfect for our family. It's been a really relatively easy transition for all of us, including him. So, I know it was meant to be that he was to be a part of our family! And, halleluia he is getting along with the cats!! They were all lying on the same bed yesterday. Maybe they are just tolerating each other but Jack is not chasing them anymore. He nudges them to say hello and they don't mind (as long as he doesn't keep doing it over & over!).

We took the dogs to a tree farm to get our tree and they had a blast running in & out of the trees, and he's only torn half the lights off the tree once!

He's just such a sweet, smart dog and we are thrilled to have him.

Thanks again.
Merry Christmas.
Stephanie & Brent

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Snow in New Mexico

Here is a photo of Mozart (red collar) & RIngo (blue collar) playing in the snow in New Mexico. We didn't do anything special on Mozart's birthday, but that's because everyday is a special day when you own a dalmatian. ~Bernie & Tim

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cinder the holiday elf

As you can see Cinder is a perfect little elf even though she looks confused about the hat on her head ~ Karen

Friday, December 2, 2011

Round and Round

Hi Deb. Me again with another video on cinder.   Sierra just got home from college and was playing chase with Cinder. They were having a very good time. I personally think that Cinder thinks Sierra is a puppy too! ~ Karen

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cinder's forklift

Hi Deb. I thought you would enjoy this. I was putting up my Christmas houses and was setting up my Lego forklift and Cinder was fascinated by it. ~ Karen

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Princess Lilly

Hey Debbie I wanted to give you a quick update on Lilly she has been wonderful to have around and has made herself at home with our family .As far as we know she has had many first and lots of fun with us this last summer camping, boating,swimming (kind of she has a thing about water it her terms only) and geocashing etc. She has been lots of fun and we would like to thank you and Adrian again for helping us find her. I included one of her pictures from feb out in our backyard she really is a pretty girl or princess as my wife refers to her.The rain jacket was my wifes idea. Thanks again The Mix family

Friday, November 18, 2011

Crystal Clear

For Romeo's 4th birthday (Nov. 7th) I decided to get him thoroughly checked for bladder stones and/or crystals. We've never really had him checked and he's never had any problems, but seeing chances are good for a Dal to have crystals in their urine and stones can turn into a life or death situation - it's well worth having a preventative look.  So today Romeo and I spent the afternoon at the vet's office. I'm extremely happy to report that his ultrasound showed his bladder to be completely free of crystals and stones (they also visualized his prostate gland which looks perfect as well). Then they checked his urine sample, which had perfect pH at 6.5, was free of crystals even under the microscope, free of red & white blood cells. His concentration level was on the lowest side of normal (his urine was nice and diluted) at 1010 (normal is 1010 to 1040). So he was 100% as perfect (or at least as perfect as a Dalmatian can be)!! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lazy Jewels

Apparently Jewels was too tired to get her entire body up onto the couch tonight ~ this was as far as she made it!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Boys night

Now that Adrian has a new job in Walla Walla, it's a special treat to have him home on a weeknight. The two men of the household had a nice evening watching Monday night football in their favorite positions. (Romeo must not have found the game that exciting seeing he was actually sound asleep in this photo).

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy boy

Ti had an ultrasound in October and passed. No crystals and no stones. I've decided to have him checked semi-annually. He has a good diet (my own invention) and we make sure he gets 8 cups of water (occasionally less but never less than 6 cups) a day. That seems to be the key in my opinion. We use skim milk to bait his water and add a 1/4 of cucumber to keep his PH up. I hope all is well with you. I attached a recent pic of Ti. He actually fell asleep like this! ~John

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nora's growing up

She's crazy but it sure is fun at the same time... ~ Jeremiah

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dalmatian in need

There's a Dalmatian in need of help near us. Please follow this link and take a look at this girl in a shelter in Idaho Falls. If anyone out there has room in their home and heart, let me know and I can assist in transporting her closer to you. Unfortunately with 6 Dals in our home, we just don't have the room to take her.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lola's birthday ball

We can't believe that Lola is 4 already! It seems like yesterday we had a wrinkly little, razor-toothed, gator mouth chasing us around! She enjoyed her birthday very much. She got a new toy and had some time playing her FAVORITE game. Playing with a tennis ball literally makes her a little crazy. You can distract her from anything by saying the word "ball" - what a crazy girl! Someone once told us she might "mellow" after 3...we are still waiting... :0) We always say that she is a "really good dog when she is not being bad!" (the usual: counter surfing, stealing food, barking at us to play, and plain ole stubbornness). She is lucky that we think she is the cutest thing ever!

Thank you so much for allowing us to bring our Lola girl into our family - she is our babydog! We promise we'll be better about sharing pictures and videos... we follow the blog and enjoy seeing how Lola's little "dalmatian quirks" are shared by her entire family!!

Give hugs to the spotted crew! - Krissi, Dieter, and Lola

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lexi's 4th birthday

Deb and Adrian and MAMA Jazz-
Here is our sweet little puppy. Can’t believe it was 4 yrs ago she was born.
We still thank you guys everyday for our sweet Little Lexie Doodle. We enjoy
every single vid and pic on your blog! I am glad we were your FIRST------
Love you guys-  Pat, Lori and Lexie

Monday, October 31, 2011

Olive makes a wave

Olive makes me laugh so hard some times that I just had to share. She usually barks at me and tries to eat the bubbles when I take a bath, but last night she took it a step further and just jumped right in the tub with me. I wrapped myself in a towel and grabbed my camera - hope you think it's as funny as I do. She literally splashed half the water out of the tub.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Izza gets 2 CATs

Izza and I spent the day with our friends Jordan, Krash & Kester over in Kent, WA today. We were checking out a new AKC title: C.A.T. (Coursing Ability Title). It's like Lure Coursing (which is an event they do with sight hounds), but easier. The course for dogs the size of Dalmatians is 600' long and the dog just has to show interest in following the lure and must finish the course within 2 minutes. We did two runs, a few hours apart. Izza's first run took her 1.01 minutes, but her second run (which is what this video is of) took her 55 seconds. She received two of her three "legs" (a leg is a qualifying run), she needs to get her title. We had lots of fun and she got to burn off some energy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jack's beach birthday

 Jack's doing great--part of the family!! We took him to the coast for his first birthday (pictures attached)--the dogs had a ball! Jack's doing a pretty good job listening & minding--he's getting better. We finished obedience training last week and we both enjoyed it. He still doesn't want to leave the cats alone but we're working on it. Our Lab Parker has taught Jack how to pick marionberries, plums and tomatoes! They go down to the garden and help themselves!! Have a great day. ~Stephanie

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Olive's birthday party

 Dear Grandma and Grandpa,

Olive had a very fun birthday party this year. I invited over the swim team I am currently coaching for for some cake and puppy snuggles. Olive was so excited all of her swim team friends came over, she was in hyperdrive. I made two funfetti cakes, and we had capri suns (seemed fitting for a one-year-old's party). Some of the kids brought her new toys, which she loved, one of which she is currently squeezing next to me. I got her a giant rawhide that she promptly tried to hide all over the house. She tried to "dig" out the couch cushions to hide it, and I eventually found the gooey mess hidden under the covers of my bed (which, come to think of it, was a really good spot to hide it). Hope all is well back at home, Olive says hi to everyone too! ~ Samantha

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cinder's birthday party

Cinder is doing great. For her birthday my son Riley picked her up, spun her around while we all sang "happy birthday to you, woof woof, happy birthday to you, woof woof

Then she got to eat part of a cucumber she just loves cucumbers. She is turning into a wonderful little girl. She is pretty good about coming when called. The only thing that really annoys us that I can't seem to break is her mouthing our hands to death when she is really tired. She is like a toddler who is dead tired but won't lay down for nap because she might miss something. But she is the best in hotels - never barking and she loves going to horse shows. She went to 6 different shos were we stayed in hotels and she was great. Thank you again for letting us "adopt her". ~ Karen

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cinder's first Halloween

I was starting to set up my Halloween houses and had started my little train set up (at the top of my fireplace). Anyway I had turned it on and as it was going back and forth cinder got all excited and was hopping on her hind legs trying to see what was moving. Just wait until I get the whole town set up and the lights and sounds get going. She will have a field day! ~ Karen

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Adrian had a good day today! He caught a 17lb and a 27lb Chinook Salmons. Meanwhile the puppies (Zoey & Jewels), my mom, Chip and myself all attended the Salmon Celebration at the Mill Casino in North Bend. The puppies got lots more socialization and interaction with strangers, kids and even a couple of other dogs.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dog Park Fun

We've taken the girls to a couple of dog parks since they were about 3 months of age, but today was the first time that there was actually anyone else at the park! The girls got to meet lots of different sized dogs and people today. We ended up spending 2 1/2 hours at the park before decided enough was enough! They seemed to really enjoy themselves, especially the kiddy pools - they throught splashing the other dogs was fun!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beach Fun

Sierra was a wonderful sport about wrestling
in the sand with the puppies!
Our godson and his girlfriend Sierra came and spent a couple of nights with us at the house we have rented in Winchester Bay. Zoey & Jewels were very happy to have new people to walk and play with them! The girls had a good time running and playing on the beach again today while Sierra, Tyler and myself tried to play catch with his 'disc' (I was told it's not a frisbee).

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chaplin wins a Group 1st!!

Chaplin is one of Romeo's sons. He's turning into quite a stunning young man!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jewels strikes a pose

Apparently it's not too cool here for the girls; after a long wrestling and chasing match, Jewels dug herself a little spot in the sand and stretched out to cool herself off.  Seems the girls are quite happy about their vacation at the coast!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Dune dogs

Another fun trip to the beach today. Someday it would be great if the sun would come out while we are at the beach. :) 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

First time to the beach

Jewels & Zoey's first time to the beach went well. They seemed to love wrestling in the sand, which was pretty much all they did the whole time, with just a little sniffing and tasting of dead sea life in between wrestling matches. They didn't seem scared of the waves at all, but they didn't get into the water either. Looks like they will have fun the next week and a half!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cinder's new job

Just wanted to share a picture with you of cinder trying out her new pack. My son put his shoes in so that she can get used to it. When we go for hikes she can carry her own food and water plus when we go for walks she can carry the mail for me. She seems to enjoy it.