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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Dalmatian

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Weight
40-60 lbs
Height
19-23 inches
Color(s)
black or liver spots on white background; spots should be round, well defined, and preferably separated. Dalmatians are born white and develop spots
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Dalmatian puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Caprilli Dalmatians
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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...

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Anonymous asked:

9/22/2014 1:20:17 PM

9/22/2014 1:20:17 PM

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.
9/22/2014 2:43:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/7/2013 1:57:18 PM

3/7/2013 1:57:18 PM

why do.dalmatians have spots?

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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.
7/10/2014 1:18:14 PM

Anonymous

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 deterrence to theft.
7/10/2014 1:18:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/3/2013 11:13:10 AM

2/3/2013 11:13:10 AM

what can I do for dry itching skin

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Anonymous

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.
2/13/2014 11:36:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/18/2012 6:06:32 PM

10/18/2012 6:06:32 PM

Why do Dalmatians have spots

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https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110112140759AAp1Xyh
7/10/2014 1:18:41 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/14/2012 11:48:51 AM

10/14/2012 11:48:51 AM

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.
7/10/2014 1:19:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/15/2012 12:03:45 PM

8/15/2012 12:03:45 PM

My daughter saved a dalmatian puppy from being put to death. The puppy is blind. We took her to... My daughter saved a dalmatian puppy from being put to death. The puppy is blind. We took her to the vet to make sure. We would like to know the best way to train her?

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Anonymous

My pup is almost blind too so what you should do is ask your friends if they know any one who can train blind dogs and also ask the vet that too :)
9/28/2012 7:49:52 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/11/2012 12:59:10 AM

8/11/2012 12:59:10 AM

can dalmatian cross to the german shepherd?

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Anonymous

Really, any breed can be crossed with another breed of dog. But if you love the Dalmatian breed so much, look for a reputable and qualified breeder to find a pup. Unless the dog is at a shelter, please do not advocate Back Yard Breeder's and/or Puppy Mills.
7/10/2014 1:29:54 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/6/2012 6:53:46 PM

7/6/2012 6:53:46 PM

How wide should a male dalmatians waist be in inches?

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Anonymous

There is no standard requirements for the waist of a Dalmatian. But, if you would like to know if your dog is over-weight, the best way is to do the 'feel test'. In which you place your finger tips on the dogs sides and if you can feel the ribs without having to push in, then the dog is at a good weight. But, if you have to push in to feel the dog's ribs, then he/she can stand to loose a couple of pounds.
7/10/2014 1:32:40 PM

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7/1/2012 1:32:04 PM

7/1/2012 1:32:04 PM

My Dalmatian is 1 year old, and she is very hyper and young, she has been having problems, she... My Dalmatian is 1 year old, and she is very hyper and young, she has been having problems, she has been out in the backyard doing her business, but she has seemed to laid in her own urine and sat in it. We've washed her plenty of times and it's faded to light yellow, but her tail is darker. We can't seem to get it off, is there any good ways to remove the urine? And treatment to get it off. We know we could take her to the groomers and they'll be able to remove most of it, but we'd like to know if there is anything we can do at home. We have white dog shampoo but it's not working full on. Just little bits. If anyone has an answer please let me know what I could do. It gets a little embarrassing taking a Dalmatian out which is white and has a stain on her bum. Please does anyone have a answer to remove a urine stain of a Dalmatian?

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Anonymous

It may not be a urine stain. She may have a staph infection which is common in Dalmatians. They have skin issues to begin with and if they have any type of irritation then it can lead to that because they usually lick and the skin stays moist. The fur tends to have a "tawny" color to it when that is the case. It is something that can be cleared up with antibiotics, but you may want to check her for allergies. Mine had allergies to everything, but once I had them on shots, they almost never had that problem again.
10/27/2012 9:46:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/13/2012 1:29:41 AM

5/13/2012 1:29:41 AM

Hi, Our dalmatian, Zipper, 7 months old has a bit of urine incontinence and also limps (most on... Hi, Our dalmatian, Zipper, 7 months old has a bit of urine incontinence and also limps (most on the left hind leg) after sleeping for a extended time. It takes him several steps before he starts walking normally. Would you please advise as there are no good vets we have met yet in Nepal that we can go to. thanks

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Anonymous

Me too - i have a dalmatian 8 months old EIRA and she is a very playful dog. I have been giving her all the supplements that my vet suggested to me but still i find her hind legs weak especially the right one and she cant stand and cant jump so much. She eats proper and everything looks fine but im worried about her hind legs. As mentioned above here in nepal they dont have a good vet services i am worried - any suggestions? thanks
6/27/2012 10:03:38 AM

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