Dalmatian

A.K.A. : Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach, Dog Firehouse, Dog Plum, Pudding Dog
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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
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