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Description of the dalmatian
The Dalmatian is a well-muscled, medium-sized, short-haired dog. Known for its elegance and from the Disney movie ‘101 Dalmatians’.
Characteristic is the white coat with black or liver-colored spots. In addition, the long tail, nose mirror and lively eye expression stand out.
The Dalmatian is a fast, lively and sporty dog with great stamina. The breed is intelligent and has little fear.
The coat is short and thick. The ground color is white with round, well-defined spots of uniform black color. Dalmatian puppies are born with a completely white coat, although the beginnings of spots can sometimes be seen under the skin of a newborn dalmatian puppy. The spots should be well-defined, round and evenly distributed over the body.
Dalmatian character and temperament
This breed is very active and requires an abundance of exercise. Dalmatians are very fast dogs, with a lot of stamina and independence. Their energetic and playful nature makes them good companions for children. Dalmatians possess the quality to withstand rough handling by children. However, it is necessary that they are socialized with children, as puppies, in order for the children to properly handle the Dalmatian. Dalmatians are powerful dogs that can accidentally injure a child while playing. They have a very sensitive nature and never forget a bad treatment. Dalmatians can be trained easily and gently. Dalmatians are people oriented dogs and will not feel well left alone for long periods of time. One option is to give them a companion. These dogs crave companionship. Dalmatians are known for their intelligence, independence and survival instincts. In general they have a good memory and are usually friendly by nature.
Dalmatian height and weight
Height: Male: 50-60 cm, Female: 50-55 cm
Weight: 25 kg
Living conditions of the dalmatian
The Dalmatian is not an ideal dog for apartment dwellers unless it has plenty of walking space or is walked several times a day. They are very active indoors and will need an average yard. This breed of dog should not be kept outside in the cold. Give the dalmatian some walking opportunities regularly. It is a very energetic breed and needs to expel this energy so that it can lose its destructive power. They love to run!
Dalmatian Life Expectancy
10 to 12 years
The dalmatian loses its hair twice a year. It is a hardy, easy to keep breed, although frequent brushing is necessary to cope with the constant shedding of hair. They have no doggy smell and are neat dogs that don’t like to get dirty. Bathe only when necessary.
Origin of the Dalmatian
The origin of these dogs is still disputed. No one knows exactly where this spotted dog comes from. Very little is known about the origin of the Dalmatian. They probably come from the Croatian coastal region of Dalmatia. The name is derived from dalmatica, the Roman royal cloak made of ermine.
The Dalmatian is a dog of a very old canine line that has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries. There are murals in Egyptian tombs of Dalmatians walking next to the chariots of the pharaohs. The breed is also mentioned in the letters of the poet Jurij Dalmatin, which date from the middle of the 16th century. In the Spanish Chapel of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy, a 1360 fresco depicts a spotted dog that closely resembles our Dalmatian.
The duties of this ancient breed are so varied. It has been used as a war dog for guarding the borders of Dalmatia and Croatia. He retains his guarding instinct for this task. Although he is friendly and loyal, he often distances himself from strangers and unfamiliar dogs. The Dalmatian has a strong hunting instinct and is an excellent exterminator of rats and vermin. As a sporting dog, it has been used as a hunting dog and as a trail dog. His showy coloring and intelligence have made him a successful circus dog over the years.
Originally they were bred to accompany horse-drawn equipages, carriages and carriages. These days, Dalmatians retain a strong affinity for horses.