With its black spots all over its white fur, Dalmatians are not hard to distinguish. They are also popularized by Disney’s 101 Dalmatians.
In fact, newly-born Dalmatians are completely white. Their spots start to appear around two (2) weeks. Each Dalmatian has a unique pattern of spots.
Dalmatians used to be coach or carriage dogs. They guard and alert the carriage from bandits which the horses transport. This explains why Dalmatians are can be dependable watchdogs and firehouse dogs. From being gallant and dignified patrollers, Dalmatians are also goofy and friendly with proper socialization.
Dog Breed Group
19 to 24 inches
22 to 25 kg
12 to 15 years
Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Forceful dogs are virougus; they may strain themselves wearing the leash, break obstacle courses and devour their food. If not properly trained, they are not advised around kids and the elderly without supervision.
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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases Dalmatians usually encounter.
Iris Sphinter Dysplasia
GROOMING YOUR DALMATIAN
Dalmatians' appeal lies on its spots. Maintaining shiny black spots on a white background is quite manageable. This combination is comprised of quality grooming and balanced diet. Give them bath depending on their lifestyle and weather condition. Regularly trim their nails, brush their teeth, and check their ears.