Never Strive To Be A Standard
When you Stand To Be Extraordinary
Welcome to YJJ Fairytails, LCDals!
This has been to my knowledge the first AKC Dalmatian breeding program to include long coat dals!
If you didn't know long coat Dalmatians existed, that's OK! Until a few years ago they were one of the best kept secrets of the Dalmatian world.
They are still fairly rare with present day numbers guessed now to be around a few hundred dogs.
All of my puppies are born and raised as part of my huge family. I am not a kennel, we are just a regular family. This is not a business, this is my passion!
Unfortunately, not everyone is a long coat Dalmatian fan. The long coat is a genetic recessive trait. It violates the current AKC standard and is considered a disqualification in the show ring.
Until recently their "flawed" coats meant, in many circumstances, a very grim future for the puppies born with it. The expression of this recessive gene landed a lucky few into rescue facilities. The unlucky puppies found themselves dumped off in parks or other areas. Even worse yet, it is believed that the majority of the long coat puppies were killed.
The gene is present in several bloodlines. It has been showing up in litters for at least the last 15 years!
Sadly, in 2014 when I got my long coat girls, less than 100 were known to have ever existed in the entire world.
The only public information regarding long coats at that time belonged to the show breeders who had wanted them killed. These cruel people brutally attacked, slandered and bullied any breeder who produced a long coat puppy to the point of having them shut down and driven out of business.
If there is one thing I can’t stand? It’s a bully.
I created this web page to share their story of unjust persecution and to give these innocent animals a voice. Evil people only get away with evil when good people stand by in silence. As you look through the page I hope that you fall in love with the long coat Dals the way that I have. Defend them, support them and share their story!
I say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Their coat may technically be a "flaw" in the world of doggy beauty pageants. Yet, the unique beauty they posses is beyond compare. No one should strive to be a standard when they stand to be extraordinary!
They are still pure bred AKC Dalmatians. The coat length violates the current AKC standard to show them in conformation.
However, they are still welcome to compete in all other AKC events. Like many other Dalmatians, they show great ability in rally, dock diving, obedience and agility. It is my hope to someday see the coat deviation accepted by the Dalmatian club of America and AKC. The same as it is with several other AKC breeds. Until then, they will continue on as the champions of my heart!