Member support

Society Policies and Member Guidelines

The Society produces a range of materials to assist members in training, working and displaying the working Dalmatian. If you have a question not answered here, please contact any member of the committee.

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A leaflet about the British Carriage Dog Society part 1 here and part 2 here.

A list of British Carriage Dog Society events and awards with definitions and criteria here

Society Policies

Society policy about training and working young dogs here.

Event Guidelines

Guidelines for driving show organisers to include a Dalmatian class here.

Guidelines for members taking part in a carriage dog display here.

Training and Working

What is an Instinct Test here

A Training leaflet for Road Dogs - part 1 here and part 2 here.

A Training leaflet for Carriage Dogs - part 1 here and part 2 here.

Explanatory statement about the working Dalmatian (may be useful for enquirers and misunderstanders) here.


Competitor Guidelines here.

General Information about what to expect at a Trials here

A presentation about conditioning and vetting of your dog by an experienced vet judge here

Trials rules here