About the Dalmatian Breed
Are you considering adopting a Dalmatian as part of your family? Do you wish to learn more about the breed first? Well, the below information all about the Dalmatian breed may help you in your decision.
The Dalmatian breed is well known for their spots. When first born, Dalmatian puppies have little pigmented spots. At around two to three weeks, the pigmented spots start to develop. Finally, when the Dalmatian puppy reaches around two to three months in age, the spots will start to develop in color – to either brown or black.
Size of Dalmatians
Below is the approximate height of a male and female Dalmatian:
- Male Dalmatian: Approximate height of 22 to 24 inches (50 to 60 centimeters).
- Female Dalmatian: Approximate height of 20 to 22 inches (50 to 55 centimeters).
A fully-grown Dalmatian will weigh approximately 55 pounds (25 kilograms).
Personality Traits of the Dalmatian breed
Below are some of the Dalmatians personality traits:
- The Dalmatian breed is extremely loyal.
- They are a very loving breed of dog and are always keen to please their owners.
- The Dalmatian can be territorial and they’re not afraid to bark if they feel something is wrong. This makes the Dalmatian an excellent watchdog.
- The Dalmatian is a very energetic and boisterous dog.
Due to these traits, the Dalmatian makes a popular choice of pet amongst families and singles alike.
Perfect Dalmatian Owners
The perfect owners for a Dalmatian would be somebody who’s quite active (due to the energetic nature of this breed) or a family without little children.
Life Expectancy of a Dalmatian
A well looked after Dalmatian will live for around 12 to 14 years.
Exercising your Dalmatian
As previously mentioned, the Dalmatian breed is extremely energetic. Due to this, the breed needs to be exercised every single day. Below are just a number of ways in which you can exercise a Dalmatian
- By taking them for long daily walks or runs.
- By taking them to a dog park where they can run around freely. As a bonus this is also a great way to socialize your Dalmatian with other dogs.
- By taking your Dalmatian to the beach for a swim / walk.
If you do not exercise the Dalmatian breed on a daily basis then they can become bored, and in turn this boredom can lead to destructive behavior.
Due to their active nature, the Dalmatian breed ideally needs to live in a home with a fenced yard, so that they have a chance to run around. However, if you do live in an apartment you can still own a Dalmatian – however if this is the case then it is even more important that you exercise them on a frequent basis.
Unfortunately the Dalmatian breed does shed hair. To help control this, it’s a good idea to brush the Dalmatians coat numerous times a week.
As you can see from the above, the Dalmatian breed is a wonderful dog. So what are you waiting for? Adopt a Dalmatian today!