Dalmatians are highly active dogs that require lots of exercise. Common opinion is that exercise means running around, wrestling together and going on a walk. While those are all great activities for you and your dog you’re going to have to vary things up a little bit if you want to have a happy Dalmatian.
There are many activities you could engage in, ranging from agility courses to tricks and dancing, hide and seek and many more. Most of them depend on at least some [...] More about: How to Incorporate Scent Games in Your Dalmatian’s Exercise Time
A degeneration of internal ear structures occurs a few weeks after birth which results in deafness in one or both ears. Inherited deafness is a common occurence as it affects many breeds. It is most prevalent in Dalmatians.
For most breeds the deafness trait is linked with coat color. This is particularly true in breeds with white, merle, dappled and spotted hair coats. As you can see, the Dalmatian has two of those. So, for him, it’s double jeopardy. Blue eyes also increase the risk [...] More about: Inherited Deafness and Dalmatian Dogs
Today many Dalmatian owners take their dogs to have the Canine Good Neighbor Program in order to make sure their dog is well-adjusted to living in a city. In addition you would get a certificate that identifies you as a responsible owner.
Your dog will be a valued member of the community because he can be relied on to be well-mannered in any situation. This is a non-competitive test that will give you the chance to demonstrate control in a series of 12 mini-tests.
Your [...] More about: How to Take the Dalmatian Good Neighbour Test
Dalmatians are generally good with children, as the affectionate and the caring demeanor of the dog will project positively upon your children and their relationship. In fact, you should do whatever you can to ensure they have as good a relationship as possible. This will take the heat off when you’re not home and the child is left with the dog.
At first, it’s advisable to never leave the dog and your child unattended. There are certain things that must be made clear so you [...] More about: Play Rules for Your Children and Your Dalmatian
Since it’s our 101st article it only makes sense that we begin our stroll into the spotted land of Dalmatians. An unmistakable dog that everyone knows about, this white spotted breed has a distinctive character and appearance that have made him famous through movie appearances and whatnot.
Dalmatians are robust, large dogs. They stand between 22 and 24 inches tall at their shoulders and weigh more than 25 kg. They are strong and can be difficult to handle for an inexperienced person.
The average Dalmatian [...] More about: Welcome to the Spotted Land Of Dalmatians
Dalmatians are medium sized dogs with a smooth coat and the unmistakable black dotted coat. This unique feature comes in two possible colors – either black or liver (chocolate brown).
Dalmatians like to keep themselves clean and hold almost no odor. They shed year-round and should get regular brushing during this period to minimize shedding.
These canines have become famous both as movie stars and as the firefighter’s best buddy. Contrary to popular belief, these dogs are smart and cunning. They are not very easy [...] More about: Dalmatians – The Dotted, Stylish Apartment Companions