General

Dalmatian


Characteristics

Surname: Dalmatian
Alternative names: Dalmatinac
Original origin: Croatia
FCI group: Running dogs, sweat dogs and related breeds
size: up to 60cm
size: up to 60cm
Mass () : 25 - 31kg
Mass () : 22 - 28kg
Life expectancy: 8 - 13 years
nutrition: Carnivore
sexual maturity:
litter size: 6 - 9
coat color: black-and-white
coat type: tight
coat length: short
Character / essence: friendly, curious, dynamic
attitude: needs a lot of exercise

Dalmatian - introduction information

Of the Dalmatian looks back on a long history, because representations of similar dogs have already been found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. Scientists suspect, however, that this graceful race originated in India and eventually reached Asia from the Near East and North Africa via the Mediterranean. The name Dalmatian probably comes from Dalmatia, the Croatian Adriatic coast. The Dalmatian has enjoyed great popularity in France and the UK for centuries, and was held by aristocrats and royal courts. He was known in the Victorian era in England as a companion of carriages of wealthy people. In the United States, he became a popular fire brigade mascot in the late 19th century, since he preceded the carriages of the firefighters and announced by his loud barking. The Dalmatian owes its international fame to Walt Disney Studios, which in 1961 released the highly successful animated cartoon "101 Dalmatians".
The Dalmatian is a medium-sized and slender dog of elegant stature. Its harmonious physique is characterized by the long and narrow neck, the straight line running in a straight line and the long, thin tail, which is worn sickle-shaped. The distinctive coat of the Dalmatian appears in the basic color white and is littered throughout the body with dark brown or black, clearly delineated speckles of varying sizes. Depending on the color of the dots, the Dalmatian has black or amber eyes. He reaches a shoulder height of up to sixty centimeters and a weight of on average thirty kilograms.
The Dalmatian has a lively and extremely adaptable nature and is always friendly to people. Since he is very sensitive, he should be treated lovingly and under no circumstances too authoritarian. He is less suitable for the attitude in a city apartment, as he needs as a very lively and lively animal regular spout in nature and sports activities. Because of his long history as a carriage dog, the Dalmatian loves to accompany his owners on long bike rides, while riding or jogging. A Dalmatian should always be purchased from a reputable breeder, as this breed may be affected by some hereditary diseases, including e.g. Dermatitis, can suffer.