Dalmatians are enduring, energetic and at the same time obedient and kind dogs, which are ideal pets. They are friendly, good-natured, easily get along with other pets and are kind to children. These are wonderful dogs for the family, who strive to be in the center of events and are always close to the owner.
Dalmatians are charming athletic dogs with an unusual color. The maximum height of dogs at the withers is 61 cm, and the weight is about 27 kg.
The Dalmatians have a harmonious, toned body with the correct proportions, the body is square in shape, the back is strong and straight, the loins are muscular, not long, the limbs are muscular, with large bones, the legs are strong and round. The neck is of medium length, without dewlap. The head is long with a distinct transition from the forehead to the muzzle. The muzzle is elongated, but not narrow, the lips are tightly compressed, the jaws are powerful, the scissors bite. The eyes are round, medium-sized, in dogs with dark brown stains, in dogs with liver stains amber. Nose black in dogs with black spots and brown in dogs with brown spots. Hanging ears, with rounded tips. The tail is slightly thinned to the tip, the dog holds it freely, while the tail does not bend. Dalmatian hair is short, smooth and dense. The main color of the color is white, there must be clear, round, not merging spots of black or liver color, depending on the type of Dalmatian.
Dalmatian is incredibly intimate, he will take every opportunity to jump to the owner under the blanket and get his attention, he incredibly appreciates care and affection and is very worried if family members pay him little attention. Frustrated, he can start mischievous and misbehave.
Dalmatians are easily educated, but they often try to take a leading position in the family, so it is very important to explain to the dog that the owner is the main thing in the house. Representatives of this breed must pass the course of obedience in early childhood, the further education of the dog must be consistent and gentle.
Cheerful Dalmatians just love to walk and play, they will meet their beloved master with their inherent fervor, jumping around merrily and continually trying to lick on the cheek. Since Dalmatians are very active and need long walks and loads every day, it is recommended to start this breed with energetic, cheerful people who will truly enjoy playing and playing sports with a restless, cheerful friend. Dalmatians will gladly join the company in jogging, cycling and even swimming. These dogs actually possess an inexhaustible source of energy, and the owner should encourage the activity of the pet, because without the ability to throw out energy, the behavior of Dalmatians becomes not the most pleasant.
Dalmatians are not aggressive towards humans, but they were bred for protection, and the instinct of defenders in these dogs is still strong. Therefore, the Dalmatians are ready to warn the owner about the approach of a stranger, and if necessary, they steadfastly and bravely protect their family.
As a rule, Dalmatians have good health. There is a slight tendency to allergic reactions and problems with the urinary system.
The life expectancy of Dalmatians averages 13 years, however, with the right content, they often live up to 16.
Dalmatians are unpretentious and do not require complex care, but they shed very much, all year round, so the owner will have to regularly brush out his pet.
Dalmatian needs active walks to feel well. The best place to keep Dalmatian will be a spacious house with its own fenced area, where the Dalmatian can run.
It is known that in the 18th century in England, Dalmatians were bred as carriage dogs, and a small circle of breeds can boast such an appointment. As a rule, Dalmatians fled in front of the carriage and cleared the way from crowds. However, the history of the breed is much older.
Dogs similar to Dalmatians lived in ancient times, their numerous images were found during archaeological excavations in Greece, which means that the breed is many thousands of years old.
It is believed that the Dalmatian is home to the Mediterranean region, in particular, the Dalmatia region, in whose honor the breed is named, and the possible ancestors of the dogs are Bengal, English Pointer, and the Bull Terrier.
Dalmatians are born pure white, without a speck. Spots in dogs appear only as they mature.
Round spots the size of a coin are scattered around the body of a Dalmatian. Amazingly, there are even specks in the mouth of the dog.
Dalmatians became real world stars after the release of the Disney film “101 Dalmatians” on the screens.