|Fiona get 2nd in her class at Boston Champ Show in Jan © Liz Sampson|
"It is pretty unethical to allow this dog in a pedigree show. As far as I’m concerned it is an illegal entrant and makes a mockery of the dalmatian breed," Dalmatian breeder Paul Heaton from Yorkshire told writer Val Elliott.
"This is a dog that is not pure-bred. This is a mongrel. You can’t cross a dalmatian with a pointer and say it’s a dalmatian. This is unethical and I’d be disgusted if the dog won," Anne Harcraft, a breeder from Sheffield, agreed. "The dog is unpure and I do not think it should be shown with pedigrees. I would be really miffed if it won."