Dalmatian

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Other names Dal

Adult size Large

Variants None

Coat type Short hair

Weight 15 - 32 kg

Height 56 - 61 cm

Life expectancy 10 - 13 years

Required daily excersie 30-60 minutes

Good with small children Yes

Non-shedding No

Hypoallergenic No

Description

Dalmatians are long, strong, muscular dogs and stand out amongst the sea of canines with their spotted coats, which are normally black or brown spots on a white background. The Dalmatian loves to run, swim, catch, hike, you name it! At times their energy can be overwhelming which is why it is essential to help them channel this energy towards outdoor activities. They’ll love running alongside you as you ride on your bicycle – some likening their stamina to that of a horse. Dalmatian owners must be leaders and not in the least bit meek or passive, while also strong in communication.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

Are you going to be able to give a dalmatian all of the exercise it needs? Do you have a large outdoor area where it can roam and play? Even if so, Dalmatians should not be left outside all day mainly because their short hair and sensitive skin makes the cold weather very unpleasant to endure. Dals need consistent and firm training from a young age and if they do not receive this training, their stamina and strength can become overwhelming for some owners.

Common Health Issues

Dalmatians are prone to: Allergies, Deafness, Urinary Stones.