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Our Dals: Service

Welcome to OpalOnyx Dalmatians.

We are very privileged to share our home with our Dogs.  They have brought so much joy to our lives and so we are now totally committed to this wonderful breed.

Our motto, as responsible breeders, is: "BREED TO IMPROVE" and we aim to find the very best fur-ever" homes for our puppies. We are not a high-volume kennel. Our dogs are all house dogs, raised with children and very well socialized.  

*Check out our new puppy purchase process and details prior filling out a New Application

WHY OUR KENNEL NAMED "OPALONYX"? Our first Dalmatians were black spotted, so Opal stands for the color White and Onyx for Black. As of today, we also have liver spotted Dalmatians but the name will always honor and treasure those fur-babies whom first warm our hearts. 

"Opalonyx" is an AKC Registered Kennel for Dalmatians, owned by Issel Rodriguez (The Breeder).

Our Puppies are raised using the Puppy Culture Program, which is  developed by Jane Killion, a professional dog trainer and breeder. It is a comprehensive, organized program for breeders to follow during the first weeks of a puppy’s life. 

The first 12 weeks of a puppy’s life are incredibly important. This is an almost magical time when a breeder has the power to change the outcome of a puppy’s life by what we choose to teach him. By doing just the right things at just the right time, we can give your puppy the best start possible.

Puppy Culture Logo

We also rescue/foster Dalmatians in need and find them new fur-ever homes. 

Dalmatian Resue Program

IF YOU HAVE A DALMATIAN NEEDING RE-HOMING, PLEASE CONTACT US - WE CAN HELP YOU! DO NOT ALLOW THIS BEAUTIFUL BREED ENTER THE SHELTER SYSTEM. Our capacity is limited but we will do everything in our power to either receive the dog in our home or find him/her a foster placement.

At Opalonyx Dalmatians we believe that every dog deserves to have a loving, forever home, including the breeding stock. 

 A Guardian Home is a permanent home for one of our breeding males or females. Becoming a Guardian Home gives you the opportunity to have one of our top notch, puppies as a family pet while he or she remains in our program.

In addition to our Dalmatian Breeding and Rescue Programs, we also offer Boarding Services for Dalmatians (only)...


The Breeder

My name is Issel and the little guy here is my youngest son Isaac. I was born and raised in Cuba. During my childhood, my family had many German Shepherds (and their puppies), so I grew up surrounded by dogs. For no specific reason, I turned to the Dalmatian Breed and ended up falling in love with them. Occasionally,  I work with the Humane Society fostering and helping dogs in need and also rescue and re-home other dogs on my own.

Breeding Dogs for me, is not just a business, it is my hobby and also a way to teach my children to work, to love and to be responsible, as all of them are involved in the daily care of the puppies and adults dogs.

My promise to you as a breeder, is that I will go above and beyond to produce healthy and sound puppies to become part of your family. In the process of adopting a puppy, I will be completely honest and will disclose all aspects regarding the breeding and newborns.

Bred with Heart Banner, certification

H.E.A.R.T stands for:

HEALTH: Breeding Stock are health tested in accordance with the DCA.

EDUCATION: AKC - approved continuing breeder education.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Compliance with the AKC Care and Conditions Policy.

RESPONSIBILITY: Accepts responsibility for the health and well-being of the puppies produced and complies with all laws regarding the ownership and maintenance of dogs.

TRADITION: Upholds the AKC's Tradition of breeding purebred dogs that are happy and healthy.

Good Dog Breeder badge, certification


Good Dog is a secure online community built specifically for vetted, responsible breeders and educated buyers. They are on a mission to give responsible breeders the recognition and support they deserve. Their trusted platform promotes responsible breeding programs, educates the public, and helps potential dog owners connect directly with Good Breeders so they can avoid being misled by puppy mills and other disreputable sources – pushing the bad sources out. Transparency and accountability are the foundations of their community.

Every breeder on Good Dog is individually screened and recognized for responsible breeding practices. Before being approved to join Good Dog, they speak with every breeder personally and carefully review their knowledge, practices, and policies.

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