Spiredals Just Black at Tamilanda JW


Spiredals Just Black at Tamilanda JW (Blue) was taken suddenly on Sunday 3rd February after a very short illness, he unfortunately got bloat, and after veterinary treatment we were unable to save him, and to prevent any further pain Blue fell asleep in my arms.

It was totally unexpected, as he was so fit and well in himself. We are struggling to come to terms with the loss of our beautiful boy who is the sire to our foundation line of Dalmatians. He will live on true and strong in his daughters Lilly and Honey, and also his son Dexter.

Missed so very much by us all but especially missed by his soul mate Stella.

Run free my beautiful boy and look after grandad Barry who named you Blue.

Until we meet again.


Ch.Salsusa Black Jack

Our beloved boy who awaits us at Rainbow Bridge......

26 February 1992  -  10 September 2005

Dam: Ch.Olympic Star of Olbero

Sire: Ch.Theakston Tamerlan

Top Sire: 1995

Top Stud Dog:1996, 1997, 1998 and 2003

NOEDC Dalmatian of the Year 2000

Finalist in the 2001 Pedigree Chum Veteran Stakes judged by Mrs. Joyce Mann

Sire of 7 English Champions and 2 International Champions; bred by Mrs. Pat Stanton.

First owned by Mark Cook and Denise Dulston.

Jake was the reason we got into Dalmatians and from the very start I wanted him. Eventually my dream dog came to live with us. Mark Cook and Denise Dulston became very close friends from the outset, but due to unforeseen circumstances, Jake came to live with us and eventually was owned by us.

In 2000 I started to have fun showing Jake and we took him to Leeds Championship Show under Mrs. Julie Evans. On that day he was amazing and gave his all. The result – his first Challenge Certificate in my hands. He went on to win Best of Breed and was short listed in the Group.

The year just got better as at Midland Counties Jake won his heat and the Final of the Pedigree Veteran Stakes under Mrs. Joyce Mann. The prize – an all expenses paid weekend at Birmingham NEC in January 2001 – showing and partying. You would think it couldn`t get any better – but it did! 

Winning the CC at Leeds qualified Jake for the North of England Dalmatian Club`s “Dalmatian of the Year” competition.  Previously I had handled other owners` dogs at this prestigious event, but had never qualified a dog of my own. Well this year was different.

We went determined to have a good time as Jake and I had won only the one CC together and he was the oldest dog in the competition at 9 years.  We were under no pressure, but Jake being the show dog that he was, he strutted his stuff in style.

The competition is formulated in knock out rounds for bitches, dogs and puppies - two dogs randomly selected to compete against each other and round by round dogs are eliminated, eventually culminating in the final round of two dogs competing against each other for the title.

In the first round my heart was in my mouth – we drew the top winning dog for the year Ch, IR Ch and International Ch, Truthful Tango at Kilndandy. So into the ring we went with nothing to lose – and we trotted out with heads held high – we were through to the next round. No. 38 (Jake) won his first round. Everything that followed was a bonus. He continued his winning streak until we were down to the last three.

I could not believe it when they announced that number 38 was the winning dog. You could have knocked me down with a feather.  We then had to wait for the judging process to be completed to find the winning bitch. She was Ch Buffrey Arrabelle at Daedalus (Ester) owned by Janice and Denis Petersen at the  time Ester was,  the Dalmatian Breed Record Holder, Top Utility Dog and Top Bitch in the whole country. We didn`t stand a chance.

But Jake set off on a mission and as we hit the show ring he was in full flight. When the audience cheered he simply floated effortlessly round the ring. He was amazing. It was a day I will never forget – words cannot describe the immense pride and pleasure he gave me.

He had done everything he possibly could – I could ask no more. The room was silent – you could hear a pin drop. Lindsay Cutts, Master of Ceremonies, made the announcement that “The Dalmatian of the Year 2000 was ……….. No. 38 Champion Salsusa Blackjack JW”.

Stunned, speechless, elated - mere adjectives to describe how I felt. Jake was amazing and he was the first male Dalmatian – the oldest Dalmatian – ever to win the title.

Jake was a dog in a million and we wholeheartedly thank him for allowing us to be part of his life. He was gentlemanly, regal and his legacy lives on in all of his beautiful progeny.



Kajezza Vicky Ticky Toria at Tamilanda

Our princess who waits with Jake.

    17 February 1997 to 28 March 2008

    Dam:   Salsusa Shooting Star

    Sire:   Dalcari Peacock Royal

Summer joined our kennel in April 1997. She was very much an individual and gave me the time of my life in the show ring. AlI I had to do was put on her show lead and it was instant transformation (like switching on a light). She was a natural show girl and even on a bad day she showed better than most in the ring.

Summer was nearly always in the line up and especially enjoyed competing in the Veteran Stakes in her later years, being runner up at The Birmingham National only last year. Sadly Summer lost her fight for life to a very short illness and passed away in my arms still wagging on 28 March 2008. She will never leave my heart. I miss showing her as she never ever let me down. 

Loved always by both of us.



Princess Poppy joins Jake and Summer at rainbow bridge.

2nd June 1996- 11th May 2009

Dam Ch Marzelina Minuet
Sire Ch Salsusa Black Jack JW

Poppy was our first Dalmatian and joined our kennel in 1996, she was shown lightly and gained her stud book number while beining handled expertly by Miss Laura Coe. She excelled in temprement, Loved life to the full and loved everything in it. Her passion was Food and football, and while still enjoying her food she got a little long in the tooth for the football, so she became a spectator of the sport and took up residence on the sofa while leaning on her dad Kevin