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Height: 19-23″ tall

Weight: 45-65lbs

Coat: The Dalmatian coat is spotty, short, fine, and dense. Dalmatians shed considerably, and shed year-round.

Color: Dalmatian puppies are born white, and their spots come in gradually over the period of a 2 weeks and 6 months. The most common colors for Dalmatians are black or liver spotted on a white background.

Appearance: Most people know a Dalmatian right away because of his distinctive spotty coat. The Dalmatian breed of dog is a well-muscled, mid-sized, elegant dog with excellent endurance. The Dalmatian is one of the most distinctive-looking dog breeds. It’s not simply his appealing coat with its clearly-defined round spots of black or liver standing out boldly against a pure-white background; his clean limbs, normal balance, well-proportioned, muscular body, and beautifully tapered tail all contribute to an eye-catching dog.

Temperament: The Dalmatian is an alert, active, and confident dog with plenty of energy and excellent skills when it comes to problem solving and obedience. Courageous, friendly, and outgoing, the Dalmatian is a dog that tends to bond closely with his owners, making him a great family pet. Although he can be very strong willed, which may make him better suited to owners with some degree of experience in handling and training dogs. These dignified dogs love a wide range of activities, and are sociable and dependable, but owners will need to provide plenty in terms of physical activity as well as mental stimulation, otherwise these dogs can get bored and this can lead to destructive behavior.

You should ensure that you socialize your Dalmatian early on to aid a more stable temperament, as some lines can be aggressive. However, the Dalmatian tends to get on okay with children when raised with them, and will usually get on well with other pets – again early socialization is recommended. When it comes to strangers the reaction can depend on the individual personality of the dog, and can range from warm and friendly to reserved and polite. The Dalmatian is a protective dog, and this helps to make him quite an effective watchdog. The Dalmatian can be difficult to handle and manage unless you have the confidence, assertiveness, and experience to ensure he is properly trained.

Health: The life expectancy of the Dalmatian is around 11-14 years, and this breed has a range of health issues and disorders linked to it. This includes glaucoma, deafness, diabetes, gall stones, allergies, and seizures.

Famous Dalmatians:

101-dalmatians-1Pongo, Perdita, and the puppies of the 1961 Disney animated classic 101 Dalmatians, The movie was remade as a live-action film in 1996; the remake was followed by a sequel, 102 Dalmatians, in 2000.

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