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    Dalmatian Puppies Breed Guide

    Articledog breed guidesWednesday 18 May 2011
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    Dalmatian Breed Information

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    Thinking of buying a Dalmatian puppy? Read our breed guide to find out more about this popular, elegant and fun-loving breed, or buy a Dalmatian puppy online.

    History

    The Dalmatian breed originates from Croatia, and were first introduced to England in 1862, and have been widely spread over Europe since 1920.  

    Temperament

    Dalmatians are renowned to be very active dogs who are not content just lazing around, this is because dalmatians have endless amounts of energy. Therefore, they enjoy being taken out for a walk and be able to run around, so active people make the best owners for these fun-loving dogs. Due to this breed of dogs boisterous temperament it is recommended owners keep these dogs away from children under 10. Dalmatians thrive on human companionship and it they are left alone for a long period of time they can become hyperactive, therefore people who work full time may not make the most suitable owners. 

    These dogs enjoy companionship and are loyal to their owners, but sometimes dalmatians can be stubborn but this is simply because they have a long memory. Due to their stubbornness and energetic temperament Dalmatians can often be difficult to train.  

    Appearance 

    It is obviously easy to recognize a Dalmatian due to their unique spots. Yet dalmatian puppies are born pure white and the spots appear between 10-14 days after birth. The size of dalmatians can vary between different countries however they tend to be considered a medium sized dog and at full size they tend to be between 19 and 24 inches. Dalmatians are well muscled dogs due to being so active and energetic. Dalmatians have a short, fine coat yet have the negative aspect of shedding considerable amounts all year around.  

    Hearing

    It is important to be aware that only 70% of dalmatians have normal hearing due to a genetic fault. It was originally thought that this breed of dog is not very intelligent, but this is not the case, they simply seem unintelligent due to their lack of hearing. Research has shown that blue eyed Dalmatians have a greater chance of deafness than brown eyed dogs. 

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