For the Health of Dalmatians and all canines...

The Dalmatian Club of America Foundation (DCAF) is a non-profit charitable Corporation devoted to advancing the health and quality of life for Dalmatians and all dogs through supported research and education.

We welcome your support. DONATIONS ONLINE

The Foundation has received from the IRS 501 (c)(3) status. Your contributions to the Foundation should be tax deductible on your federal income tax return. However, each donor should consult with their tax advisor.

For information about Dalmatians and/or the Dalmatian Club of America, please visit the web site of the Dalmatian Club of America.

You may also enjoy the web site of the official publication of The Dalmatian Club Of America, The Spotter.

If you have any questions please CONTACT US

If you would like to support our cause go to DONATIONS ONLINE


See our most current and top priority research projects featured below. Please consider making a donation to help fund this important research. The future of our breed is depending on you. All DCAF Funded Projects
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Click here for more detailed CHIC information as it pertains to the Dalmatian.


DCAF supports the health of Dalmatians and all canines. Do what you can to help support our breed into the future! Health testing our breeding stock and relatives and registering the results in the OFA CHIC database is one of the best ways to ensure the future of our breed. Use the data to help make the best breeding decisions possible based on past generations. It's up to us to help provide the healthiest Dalmatians we can for future generations.

  • DCAF works in conjunction with AKC Canine Health Foundation to fund canine health research projects.
  • DCAF funds entire litter BAER submissions to the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals and has a Dalmatian Health survey available to owners for submission for tracking health issues and longevity in the breed.
    Please also submitt DNA samples on your pups. This is often done at the time of BAER testing.
    Click here for information on SUBMITTING DNA ON A LITTER.
  • Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. The foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies for cats, dogs, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $103 million toward 2,500+ studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments and preventions to benefit animals worldwide.

Orthopedic Foundation For Animals AKC Canine Health Foundation Morris Foundation for Animals Canine Health Information Center


The Dalmatian Club of America Foundation has these fundraisers active for 2021! Please click on each one and don't forget to help support healthy Dalmatians by participating or sending us a donation! Your donation can be earmarked for a particular study or go into the general fund.



Go to our HOW YOU CAN HELP page to see all the current support opportunities. We are a 503c non-profit organization so all donations should be tax deductible (check with your tax advisor) and count towards your life-time total DCAF Donation Level.


DCAF Annual Drive

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I want to help PROTECT the breed I love and EDUCATE and promote HEALTH TESTING. Your donation will help in the search for causes and treatment of both genetic and non-genetic diseases. Funding will help sponsor educational seminars, events and health testing and clinics.
Click here for Annual Campaign Drive information.

Heritage Society and Bequests

You can help your favorite breed that you have dedicated your passion and time to for years to come. You can honor Dalmatians and DCAF by including us as a benefactor in your will. You will be an esteemed member of our "Heritage Society" and published on this website and in The Spotter magazine - the official quarterly printed and on-line magazine of the Dalmatian Club of America

Click here for more information on how to participate.

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