Dalmatian Dog Breed Information
|Country of Origin||Croatia|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Spotted Coach Dog, |
Leopard Carriage Dog
Plum Pudding Dog
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Carriage Dog|
|Recognized By||AKC, FCI, KC, ANKC, |
NZKC, UKC, CKC
|Life Span||11-13 years|
|Ideal Weight||45-70 pounds (male and female)|
|Ideal Height||Male: 22-24 inches|
Female: 20-22 inches
|Fur Type||Short and smooth|
|Common Colors||White and Liver Brown, |
White and Black
|Achievements||Featured in a famous movie “101 Dalmatians”|
|Suitable for Apartments||Not suitable|
|Used in World War||Used for guarding the border of |
Dalmatia during the war.
|Most Similar To||German Short Haired Pointer|
With extremely slim, athletic body, born to run personality and unique spots, the dalmatian is one of the distinctive dogs on the Planet.
The Dalmatian is medium-large dogs with short, fine coat velvety to the touch and black flopping ears that show their alertness personality.
Origin & History
The Dalmatian’s origin is still a mystery, but many of them believed that they were originated in the central European region of Dalmatia as their name itself derives them of that region.
The unique spotted dog was bred to use in a variety of works, such as bird and hunting dog, a retriever, a trail hound; however, they were originally known as a coach dog. And there is even archeological evidence such as sketches and engravings which represent a dog similar to Dalmatian working with Egyptian Chariots.
Is Dalmatian Child-Friendly?
Dalmatian can be a great playmate for children. With high energy and enthusiasm for games, both Dalamtion and your child will have an amazing time tiring each other out. But his rambunctious nature may sometimes be overwhelming to young children and may knock down them. So special supervision is needed while interacting between small children and Dalmatian.
Behavior, Temperament & Personality
The Dalmatians are high energy dogs with an endless capacity for exercise. They love to be around people and are known to be attention seeker and always eager to please their owner, which makes them easy to train.
Dalmatians are smart and alert dogs who show interest in everything that goes’s around and that’s what makes them excellent watchdogs too.
The Dalmatians are known to be active dogs but in spite of
Training a Dalmatian is not difficult for a confident and determined owner. They tend to form a strong bond with their owner which can be beneficial for you.
Training a Dalmatian should always involve positive reinforce, praise and lots of treats. Avoid harsh training or it will result in fearfulness as they tend to start out on the shy side.
Facts About Dalamatian
Top interesting facts about Dalmatian :
- Dalmatian’s have many monikers including the English Coach Dog, the Carriage Dog, the Fire House Dog, the Plum Pudding Dog, and the Spotted Dick.
- If you open Dalmatian’s mouth, you can even find spots inside their mouth.
- Around 30 percent of all Dalmatian’s are inflicted with deafness.
- The first president of the United States is known to be an early breeder of Dalmatian.
- The popularity of Dalmatians blows with the Disney franchise 101 Dalmatians.
|Common Health Issues||Allergies, Skin Allergies, Deafness, |
Urolithiasis, Iris Sphincter Dysplasia,
Hip Dysplasia, Heart Disease
|Vaccination Required||Canine Parvovirus, Rabies, |
Canine Parainfluenza, Kennel Cough,
Canine Coronavirus Canine Distemper,
|Grooming||Easy and Minimal Grooming Required|
|Weight Gain Potential||Average to High|
|Separation Anxiety||High Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein: 25%|
The average life expectancy of a Dalmatian is 11-13 years. Some
- Deafness: The lack of complete or partial sense of
- Hip Dysplasia: It involves abnormal development or degeneration of the
c oxofemoral (hip) joint. Allergies: Any substance capable of inducing a reaction in that particular animal.
- Entropion: The inversion, or the turning inward, of all or part of the edge of an eyelid.
The Dalmatian dog
- Liver & White
- Black & White
The Dalmatian puppies are born pure white and the spots seem to appear as they grow and the puppies are born with their ears closed, their ears open after the age of 12-16 days.
To get a healthy Dalmatian in the future, never buy one from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Find a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they are free from genetic diseases and will show you health clearance.
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