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
To highlight the importance of sufficient exercise for the breed
To encourage and reward Dalmatian owners to take part in activities that give their dogs plenty of exercise
What is the programme about
The programme involves owners and their dogs covering increasing distances together. Mileage can be recorded for any approved activity or combination of activities. The minimum mileage that can be recorded at any one time is five miles. This is to ensure that the programme is focused on and recognises the endurance capabilities of the dog.
There is an additional group for veteran / disabled dogs, or their owners, which has a minimum mileage that can be recorded at any one time of one mile. This is so disabled and mature dogs and their owners can still participate in the programme and celebrate the capabilities of their Dalmatians when health restrictions prevent them from joining the main programme.
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. The table below shows those amazing dogs who, with their owners, have achieved “Long Distance” or “Galloping Dally” status, having clocked up a massive 2,000 or 3,000 miles.
Download our information leaflet about DaliMiles here.
Download the DaliMiles entry form here.
Join the DaliMiles Facebook group here
Lucy Williams achieved her Long Distance Dally award with Pebbles in 2016. She recently wrote “Thank you so much for your support and encouragement over the years. I am just so glad that I heard about the Dalimiles programme from my auntie, it is so fantastic. We’ll keep logging our miles and see how far we get.”
Stuart Greenland with his dogs Jasper and Amber – the first Dalmatians to reach Long Distance Dallie status.
Rescue girl Mollie owned by Maggie and Ron Gallop doing a lovely sit stay at the 2008 trials. Maggie Gallop was instrumental in drawing up the DaliMiles programme for the Society.
Stuart Greenland’s Jasper and Amber – also the first Dalmatians to be Galloping Dallies at 2,000 miles each.
Lucy Williams with Pebbles on a 10 mile cani-cross run in October 2015
Here Maggie Gallop presents the first ever DaliMiles certificate to Daphne (as you can see, she is shaking her paw!) at the Dalmatian Welfare Fun Day owned and trained by Cynthia Styles-Forsythe. This is even more of an achievement as Daphne is a veteran at 7 years old.