General Characteristics:

Dalmatians are outgoing and highly energetic dogs. They are a good addition to a family with older children, since their high energy levels may not be suitable for very babies. Intelligent with a good memory, Dalmatians can be trained and make good watchdogs. They require early socialization and training. This dog is for someone who wants to spend time with a pet, as the breed thrives on human companionship. Dalmatians have a lot of energy and need lots of exercise. They are suitable for families that will commit to long, daily walks or runs. Dalmatians are a heavy shedding breed and tend to shed consistently through the year.  


Avg. Weight Male:
20 - 30 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
20 - 30 kg
Average Lifespan:
10 - 13 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Urine Crystals Atopic Dermatitis Eye Problems

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