Dalmatian Puppy And Dog Information
The Dalmatian is an energetic dog that was bred to run. She will not do well in an apartment unless the owner is a jogger or person able to allow her
several long, hard walks a day. A properly fenced in backyard with a place to stay warm in winter and access to the house and human companionship
is ideal. Or, since she seems to love horses, another ideal environment might be a horse farm. She may not do well with younger children due to her
high activity and she may play too hard and nip. As a reminder, never leave a young child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. She can do well with
other pets as long as she is socialized early with them. They may do poorly with other dogs or other dogs of the same sex. *Approximate Adult Size.
The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male Dalmatian is 22 to 24 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder). The female
ranges from 20 to 22 inches to the withers and either sex weighs somewhere from 50 to 55 pounds. *Special Health Considerations. Most dog
breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Dalmatian is no exception. Be on the look out for inherited
deafness (up to 10% or more of Dalmatian puppies are born deaf and this can make a puppy fearful and snappy), skin allergies, cataracts, and
urinary stones. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a
complete list. She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the
veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots.
Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets. *Grooming. The Dalmatian coat is close fitting, fine short and dense. She is a shedder, especially
during spring and fall. She should be brushed regularly to minimize she