• Dalmatian

    With its famously spotted coat, the Dalmatian is not only one of the most recognizable breeds but also one of the oldest. Though no one knows the exact date, some believe Dalmatians have existed for more than four thousand years. The Dalmatian is an eye-catching dog with a distinctive spotted coat, poised and alert posture, and a muscular build.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 11–13 yr
    Height: 23–24 in
    Weight: 39–75 lb

  • Care

    The Dalmatian's coat is relatively easy to maintain. Brushing once a week is typically all it takes to keep it shiny and free of loose hair. Routine trimming helps keep a Dalmatian's nails at an ideal length, thereby preventing walking issues. Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for your dog's overall long-term health. In addition to professional dental cleanings, you should create an at-home routine that includes regular teeth brushing.

    Their ears are moderately sized, set high, and carried close to the head. They're triangular-shaped—wide at the base and tapering gradually to a rounded tip.

  • Disorders

    Deafness, Urolithiasis (stones)
    Atopy, Cataracts, Dalmatian bronzing syndrome, Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange, Dermoids, Glaucoma, Globoid cell leukodystrophy (galactocerebrosidosis) Laryngeal paralysis, Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis, Peripheral neuropathies
    Ectropion Pannus - chronic superficial keratitis Progressive retinal atrophysebaceous adenitis Spina bifida

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.