On June 26, 2010 Lila became a UKC Champion!!!!! Recently the UKC changed the Dalmatian standard to address a major health problem in our breed. That problem is deafness. It has long been known that the number of deaf and unilaterally deaf puppies born can be reduced by a few simple breeding practices. Don't breed blue eyes or unilateral deaf dogs and do on occasion breed patched dogs. As you can see Lila has an ear patch and I do believe she is the first dog with a patch to finish her championship since the new standard revision.