Dalmatian

 

Origin:

Spotted dogs have appeared throughout history in Europe, Asia, and Africa, credited with a dozen nationalities and as many native names. The dog we know today as the Dalmatian has been a dog of war, a draft dog, shepherd, ratter, fire-apparatus follower, firehouse mascot, bird dog, trail hound and retriever. Most importantly, it is the original and only coaching dog. Its affinity for horses remains a basic instinct to this day and the breed is a natural follower and guardian of the horse-drawn vehicle.

History

The only spotted breed, the Dalmatian is alert and active, possessing great endurance, speed and intelligence. Their working and sporting heritage makes them suitable as both a family pet or performance animal, and they are often found in the show, obedience and agility rings, or galloping alongside a horse as a coach dog in “road trials.” Their short coat is white with black or liver (brown) spots.

Color

The base color is white with black or dark brown round spots.

  • Lifespan:

    13-16 years
  • Shedding:

    constant
  • Coat Length:

    short
  • Grooming:

    low
  • Size:

    l
  • Color:

Behavior

  • Temperament

    The fun-loving, people-oriented Dalmatian thrives in a family environment. The breed’s short coat sheds almost year round, but regular brushing helps minimize the shedding. Dalmatian puppies are great with kids, but needs a little work with other dogs. It’s best to introduce the Dalmatian as a puppy to new environments.

  • Barking

    Barks if Necessary

  • Adaptability

    • Adaptability to apartment living

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Good for novice owners

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates being alone

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates cold weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates hot weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Family Friendly

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Exercise needs

    • Energy level

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Exercise needs

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Playfulness

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Trainability

    moderate

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