Dalmatian club for the enjoyment & preservation of the breed.

The Heartland Dalmatian Club of Greater Kansas City (HDC) is a Regional Dalmatian club under the parent club the Dalmatian Club of America (DCA) and abides by the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club (AKC).

We support the Dalmatian Club of American Foundation, Inc, (DCAF) a 503c non-profit organization that funds health and research grants for the welfare of Dalmatians specifically and canines in general.

We support the official magazine of the DCA, the Spotter. The Spotter is the only online and printed Dalmatian publication.

Originally known as the Central States Dalmatian Association, the Heartland Dalmatian Club has been in existence since August 1981. On March 14, 1997, we held our first licensed specialty show with more than 100 dogs from 15 states. In 2004, our club sponsored the Dalmatian Club of America National Specialty in Lawrence, Kansas.

Our next Regional Specialty Show will be held on October 15, 2021 with the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club all-breed dog shows in Lawrence, Kansas. 

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Our club members are involved in conformation, obedience, agility, and just enjoying the company of these wonderful dogs.Club activities include Dalmatian play days, picnics, educational events and assisting at local dog shows. Most of our members live in Missouri and Kansas.

Specialty show

October 2021!

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Joining HDC gave me a new fun hobby to do with my Dalmatian as well as introduced me to others who also love the breed.

Jenny Cromwell, HDC Member

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