Sam - Dalmatian / American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Dalmatian Dog For Adoption in Las Cruces, NM

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Organization Name: Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
Location: Las Cruces, NM 88012
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(575) 805-5338


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Breed: Dalmatian
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Sam

Age: Young
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 08/13/2016
Location: Las Cruces, NM 88012
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
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Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Dalmatian / American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Sam is extremely handsome, with a uniquely patterned black-and-white coat and one brown eye, one blue. Our volunteers adore this friendly, active guy who loves attention and being taken for walks. Sam would prefer to be the only dog in the home. His former owner said Sam is fine with children.

Dalmatian

A.K.A. : Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach, Dog Firehouse, Dog Plum, Pudding Dog
Overview: The Dalmatian requires a lot of exercise, so is best suited for an active owner. Loyal and well-mannered, he enjoys accompanying his owner on a jog or a walk about town.
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Weight (lbs): 40-60
Height (in): 19-23
Colors: Black or liver spots on white background; spots should be round, well defined, and preferably separated. Dalmatians are born white and develop spots later.
Coat: Short, dense, fine and close fitting, its sleek and glossy in appearance.
Character: Dalmatians are very sociable and friendly. They're full of energy and very affectionate with their family.
Temperament: This breed is a good playmate for children, but they may be a little too gregarious and active for smaller children. They can be watchful around strangers, yet get along well with other dogs or household pets.
Care: The Dalmatian should have a rubber glove used for removing dead hair during the times of shedding.
Training: This breed requires a consistent approach; they respond positively to praise, so be sure to offer it generously.
Activity: Dalmatians can adapt themselves to the activity level of your family, though they enjoy the opportunity to run free outside when possible.
Country of Origin: Yugoslavia
Health Issue: This breed is prone to deafness, affecting some 10-12%. Urinary stones and skin allergies are sometimes inherited.
Life Expectancy: 12-14

More About Dalmatian Breed
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