The British Carriage Dog Society

Julie Swindells rides Emmy with her young bitch Clover in the speed exercise at the 2009 National Trials
Fiona McOuat drives Jack with John Wilmot as groom working his dog Lillie at a Carriage Dog display at the 2004 national Trials

The Society was established in July 2006 and exists:

  • To preserve the working heritage of the Dalmatian as a coaching dog
  • To run National Trials, the purpose of which is to demonstrate and test the Dalmatian's traditional role as a companion to man as road and carriage dog.
  • To encourage common standards for all Carriage Dog Trials and to publish rules under which any Society sanctioned Trials in the UK should be run.
  • To offer advice and support to any other person or organisation who wishes to run a Society sanctioned Carriage Dog Trial in the UK.

Becoming a member of the BCDS gives you the opportunity to support the Dalmatian in its traditional role. You will get a regular newsletter and access to information and events. To join the Society download a membership form from the Membership page

Current Membership and Officers of the British Carriage Dog Society Committee

Click on Committee member's name for their biography

Chairman Miranda Purves
Treasurer Josi Kaal
Secretary Trudie Phillips
  Vicky Brennan
Membership Secretary Caroline Hicks
Newsletter Editor Fay Moffat-Roberts
  Liesel Thorner  
  Sue Wilkinson  
Non-Committee member roles      
President Joy Claxton    
Vice-President Chris Cleland    
Vice-President Mike Cleland    
Vice-President Fiona Hartley    
DaliMiles Co-ordinator Nina Pace

Privacy Statement

Given that members of the Society and volunteers and participants at Society events will have provided their personal data for the purpose of being informed about and possibly being involved in Society activities, we (the Committee) believe that the organisation has the right to process the personal data previously provided to satisfy those purposes and we will rely on this “legitimate interest” as the legal basis for processing personal data until the person asks us to stop. We will not process the personal data for any other purpose and we further believe that the recipients reasonably expect us to process their data and communicate with them in this way.