The Dalmatian is a sleek and athletic dog breed which has a history that goes back several hundred years. Dalmatians are very popular around the world also because of the movie that almost everyone seen or heard of “The 101 Dalmatians”. The average height of a Dalmatian is 1 foot, 7 inches to 2 feet weighing about 45 to 55 pounds. They have a lifespan of 13 to 16 years.
The Dalmatian is a large dog with a great personality. He is very active and loving and always ready to have fun. He is also a great family companion but he’s best suited in a family that is a little bit more active than others. The Dalmatian loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Dalmatian is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. In conclusion if you want an active dog and a great companion the Dalmatian can be an option for you.
Dalmatian is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Dalmatian is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Dalmatian, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Dalmatian has received this name during his stay in Dalmatia, an area that is now known to all of us as Croatia however the place where he was originally bred is unknown. Dalmatians were commonly used as ratters, shepherds, circus dogs and retrievers.