An ancient breed, it’s believed the Dalmatian originated in a section of Yugoslavia called Dalmatia. Their stamina, size, and guard dog capabilities made them a favored breed by the English aristocracy.
Quality time spent with their family is extremely important to this breed.
Today, the Dalmatian is most often associated with being a firehouse dog.
This breed requires intensive and extensive early and lifelong socialization as well as basic obedience.
Dalmatian Exercise Needs
Dalmatians excel in obedience competition, agility, and fly-ball. The Dalmatian
must have daily frequent exercise.
With their high degree of endurance, Dalmatians makes an excellent walking, jogging, and hiking companion.
Dalmatian Health Issues
Deafness, allergies, and urinary stones are the most common health issues that affect the Dalmation. Autoimmune thyroiditis affects 11.6% of dalmations.
The Dalmatian has a hard, smooth, short, and dense coat. They require frequent brushing with a firm bristle brush to minimize loose hair.