Dalmatian Breed Info
Dalmatian is originated from Great Britain and also known as English coach dog, fir house dog, spotted dick
Size: max: 24 in (H) and 65 lbs (W)
Color: white with spots of black or liver
Coat: short, glossy
Personality: lively, active, affectionate, can be stubborn at times
Care: exercise, fenced yard, leashed, activity
Known health problem: epilepsy, hip dysplasia,
Group: non-sporting dogs
Good with children? yes
Good with other pets? can be aggresive to other pets
Dalmatian dog takes its name from Dalmatia, a region located in western Yugoslavia, called Dalmatia. Known for their striking black-spotted color, this dog breed was recognized by the AKC back in the year 1888 and has remained popular ever since.
Their history began as coach dogs to guard passengers and property. Later they were known as firehouse dogs because they used to follow horse-drawn fire engines. They are very fast runners, with a great deal of stamina and self-reliance.
Dalmatian dogs have high energy level and require frequent exercise to keep them out of mischief. Given freedom to roam, they will take multi-day trips on their own across the countryside. Many owners find themselves unable to cope with the breeds or the specimen's characteristics and cannot provide their dogs with adequate care.
Their energetic and playful nature make them good companions for children and they have an instinctive fondness for humans and horses. These qualities make them somewhat "unbreakable", and forgiving of rough handling by children. However, it is important to socialize since puppyhood, and also that children be taught the correct way to play with the dog.
Dalmatians are rambunctious, playful breed and usually seem to have a mind of their own, which makes them more challenging to train. Generally speaking, their attention spans are limited. Combinations of rewards (treats, play and praise, in that order) are your best bets and will go a long way in getting their attention and for training purposes. However, as with any dog breed, with thorough training and adequate exercise, the Dalmatian can make an excellent house pet.
Taking Care of Dalmatian Dog
Dalmatian dogs are very active, they need to have daily exercise such as running or other activites. It is recommended to keep the dog in a fenced yard. Be sure to keep him in a safe area when off leash. It requires an experienced and active owner in rural or suburban home.
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