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Overview
An ancient breed, it is believed the Dalmatian originated in a section of Yugoslavia called Dalmatia. Their stamina, size, and guard dog capabilities made them a favored breed by English aristocracy. During both World Wars, this breed was used to protect the camps of U.S. soldiers. The Dalmatian is most often associated with being a firehouse dog.
Character
Dalmatians are of medium size and are extremely active and energetic. They are bold, unique, and are known as the clowns of the dog world. This is a versatile breed that possesses the ability to work as a vermin hunter, hound, guard dog, and circus performer as well as being a loyal companion.

Does your Dalmatian bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Dalmatian is exceedingly social and thrives on human companionship and attention. They are extremely sensitive and do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. If they become lonely or bored they will become depressed and destructive. The Dalmatian is not recommended for homes with small children due to their exuberant and rambunctious nature. They will typically get along with household pets they have been raised with, but display aggression to dogs they do not know. This breed is aloof with strangers and makes an excellent watchdog; only barking when absolutely necessary.
Care
The Dalmatian requires frequent brushing with a firm bristle brush to minimize loose hair. Extra attention should be given to the coat during the heavy shedding periods. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo to protect the integrity of the coat and skin. This breed does not do well in extreme weather conditions and are prone to fungi from moist grass and soil as well as ticks and fleas. The various health issues that affect this breed include deafness, bladder and kidney stones, skin and food allergies, and hip dysplasia.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Dalmatian has a hard, smooth, short and dense coat. The color of the coat is pure white with spots that are either black or liver. Puppies are born completely white and spots develop as they mature. This breed is a constant shedder with profuse shedding twice a year.
Training
This breed requires intensive and extensive early and lifelong socialization as well as basic obedience. Without training, the Dalmatian has a propensity to be timid or high-strung. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, consistency, reward, and patience. Dalmatians excel in obedience competition, agility, and fly-ball. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Dalmatian puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Dalmatian must have daily frequent exercise. They enjoy participating in family activities and play sessions. Quality time spent with their family is extremely important to this breed. With their high degree of endurance, the Dalmatian makes an excellent walking, jogging, and hiking companion. This breed does best with a securely fenced yard they can romp and run in. Dalmatians are not recommended for apartment dwelling unless it is possible for them to receive a walk or run several times a day. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
40-60 lbs
Height
19-23 inches
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black or liver spots on white background; spots should be round, well defined, and preferably separated. Dalmatians are born white and develop spots
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Caprilli Dalmatians
Member Since: November 2013
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Stephanie Yates was born in Germany, raised with Sports and Racehorses at her parents farm, which was converted for Equine purposes. She attended Business college, qualified as a Bereiter FN (Professional Horse rider) at the Deutsche Reitschule in Warendorf in 1992. In 1991 she married the previous member of the British Young Riders Three-day-eventing Team, Paul Yates and later moved with him to Britain, as well as the USA. Since then Stephanie has passed her FCI qualifications as a Conformation judge of Dalmatians, spend time as the head of the breeding department of the German Dalmatian Club, bred and raised numerous litters of Dalmatian Puppies. Her special interest are the natural feeding and management of animals as well as genetics. Stephanie and her family currently reside in Northern California together with their Caprilli Dalmatians. To find out more about Stephanie and her family, visit the Caprilli Dalmatians Website.

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Anonymous asked:
What does AKA and ACA mean? Are they not full Dalmatians?

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Unless the AKA is miss-spelled and meant to be AKC for American Kennel Club, then the only other thing it could be would be is the AKA Dog Training course; but that would not make sense depending on where the breeder lives. However, the ACA stands for American Canine Association; which was developed to track and judge the genetic health of different breeds of dogs. Because blindness and deafness is a problem with the Dalmatian breed, the breeder you are looking at is making sure that his/her dogs are genetically sound before breeding, so that is a really good thing. I would contact your breeder and ask what the AKA stands for for them, or if it is a mistake and meant to be AKC.

Anonymous asked:
I read on here somewhere that Dalmatians are especially fond of Horses. Just wondering if someone knew the facts concerning the correlation of the two. And if there was any other specific breed of dog that makes the same reference concerning horses?

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The reason why the Dalmatian breed is good with horses is because they were bred to work around horses. Being a coach dog, they had to be good with horses. But please remember, every dog is different and so not every Dalmatian will have the same bond with horses that another does, but growing up around them/socializing them with horses is a great start. Any breed of dog that grows up around horses should be fine with them. However, please note that dogs with extremely high prey drives will be harder to control around horses. Other breeds that were meant to be around the horse are the Australian Cattle Dog, the Border Collie, the Collie (Rough and Smooth), the Golden Retriever, the Corgi and the Australian Shepherd. But the breeds listed above were bred to work around horses and their owners frequently rode them, while the Dalmatian was bred to work closer with a horse compared to the other breeds.

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Why do Dalmatians have spots?

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The FCI recognized as its country of origin the region of Dalmatia in the Republic of Croatia, citing Bewick's 1792 work.

The Republic of Croatia was recognized by the F.C.I. as the country of origin of the Dalmatian; the breed had been developed and cultivated chiefly in England. When the dog with the distinctive markings was first shown in England in 1862 it was said to have been used as a guard dog and companion to the nomads of Dalmatia. But nothing is definitely known about its origin. The breed's unique coat became popular and widely distributed over the continent of Europe beginning in 1920. Its unusual markings were often mentioned by the old writers on cytology.

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The roles of this ancient breed are as varied as their reputed ancestors. They were used as dogs of war, guarding the borders of Dalmatia. To this day, the breed retains a high guarding instinct; although friendly and loyal to those the dog knows and trusts, it is often aloof with strangers and unknown dogs. Dalmatians have a strong hunting instinct and are an excellent exterminator of rats and vermin. In sporting, they have been used as bird dogs, trail hounds, retrievers, or in packs for boar or stag hunting. Their dramatic markings and intelligence have made them successful circus dogs throughout the years. Dalmatians are perhaps best known for their role as fire-fighting apparatus escorts and firehouse mascots.

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Since Dalmatians and horses are very compatible, the dogs were easily trained to run in front of the carriages to help clear a path and quickly guide the horses and firefighters to the fires. Dalmatians are often considered to make good watchdogs and it is believed that they may have been useful to fire brigades as guard dogs to protect a firehouse and its equipment. Fire engines used to be drawn by fast and powerful horses, a tempting target for thieves, so Dalmatians were kept in the firehouse as a deterrence to theft.

Anonymous asked:
What can I do for dry itching skin for my Dalmatian puppy?

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If you are feeding a typical grocery store food, try switching to something corn wheat, and soy free which can commonly cause allergies/itching and is in almost all major grocery store dog food brands. Also, coconut oil may help.

Anonymous asked:
Would a Dalmatian do good with a family with dog allergies?

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No. The Dalmatian is not considered a hypoallergenic breed of dog.

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