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Dalmatian Info

Dalmatian Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-14 years Height: 20-24" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 7-9 pups
Group: Non-Sporting Weight: 45-55 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Dalmatian is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 55 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Dalmatian breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 14 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Dalmatian should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 9 puppies.

Dalmatian Breed Characteristics

Group Non-Sporting Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin Croatia Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements daily
Barks average Dangerous yes

Dalmatian Temperament

sensitive and loyal dog breed who bonds very closely with its owner but easily excitable

Health Problems

inheriting deafness, urinary stones and skin allergies

Dalmatian Coat

Dalmatian Dog Colors

White with black or brown spots

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