Dog Breed Guide: Dalmation
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Dalmatian
Height (to base of neck): 19 – 23″
Weight: 50 – 55lb
Color: All white with round, well demarcated, non-overlapping black spots.
Coat: Short, flat, glossy coat with fine straight hairs.
Life Expectancy: 12 -14 years
Energy level: Very high
Exercise needs: Very high
Breed Nicknames: Coach dog, Fire dog, Firehouse dog
Is a Dalmatian the Right Dog Breed for You?
A Dalmatian’s job accompanying fire trucks is a well-know one, but they are actually quite versatile and can excel at retrieving and scenting as well. Typically most are used as companion animals these days. They are highly intelligent dogs and quick to learn, but they can be nippy with strangers and occasionally too exuberant for small children. They require a lot of activity to keep boredom related vices at bay. Minimal grooming needs.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Dalmation
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