- With lockdown, we are unable to say what trials we will be running this year. As the situation develops, we will update the site.
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Becoming a member of the Society gives you the opportunity to support the Dalmatian in its traditional role. You will get a regular newsletter and access to information and events. Membership is annual and due on April 1st. You may
The purpose of Carriage Dog Trials is to demonstrate the use of Dalmatians in one of the roles they have been bred through the years to perform: that of a companion, decoration and guard for horses and carriages in past
The Society exists to help preserve this working heritage of the Dalmatian as a coaching dog. In past centuries Dalmatians would often accompany horses and carriages on their travels. They acted as guards and decoration, protected the passengers, reassured the horses and killed vermin in the stables each night. The Dalmatian is an endurance dog and its efficient trot enables it to cover long distances without tiring.
The Society runs the annual national Carriage Dog Trials. The trials test and demonstrate the Dalmatian’s traditional role as a companion to ridden and driven horses. The trials demand both control and fitness, as dogs are judged on their obedience and capacity for endurance. Our principal trials sponsor is Fenix Carriages and we are immensely grateful for their continued support.
The British Carriage Dog Society
Support the Dalmatian in its traditional role. You will get a regular newsletter and access to information and events.
DaliMiles offers owners an alternative to competition against others, by providing an opportunity to gain an award that celebrates their efforts by working in partnership with their dogs. To promote and celebrate the endurance capabilities of the Dalmatian Read more
The Perfect Carriage Dog
With their grace and stamina, Dalmatians make the perfect Carriage Dog.