Bond in Savannah
What the SKC does
The Savannah Kennel Club ‘s mission is the community’s leading authority on all things dog, acting as the premier resource for dog lovers, from the fancier to the everyday owner.
Our purpose is to improve the human canine bond, promote responsible dog ownership, preserve pure bred dogs, and bring the Savannah canine community together.
Dogs of Savannah Calendar Contest
Your dog could be featured in the 2021 SKC Dogs of Savannah Calendar. To enter your dog or vote for your favorite picture,
Valid till June
Breed of the Month
Temperament: Dignified, Smart, Outgoing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 56 of 196
Height: 19-24 inches
Weight: 45-70 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group
The dignified Dalmatian, dogdom's citizen of the world, is famed for his spotted coat and unique job description. During their long history, these "coach dogs" have accompanied the horse-drawn rigs of nobles, gypsies, and firefighters.
The Dalmatian’s delightful, eye-catching spots of black or liver adorn one of the most distinctive coats in the animal kingdom. Beneath the spots is a graceful, elegantly proportioned trotting dog standing between 19 and 23 inches at the shoulder. Dals are muscular, built to go the distance; the powerful hindquarters provide the drive behind the smooth, effortless gait.
The Dal was originally bred to guard horses and coaches, and some of the old protective instinct remains. Reserved and dignified, Dals can be aloof with strangers and are dependable watchdogs. With their preferred humans, Dals are bright, loyal, and loving house dogs. They are strong, active athletes with great stamina—a wonderful partner for runners and hikers.