This is the breed of large size which has gained popularity owing to its spotted body. These dogs were used to protect carriages from banditry. However, this is a family animal today.
Many organizations give homes to rescued dogs of this breed. In addition they try to find good owners for them. If you want to get a baby Dalmatian, you can find it in one of such organizations.
Dalmatians for Sale
Dalmatian Puppies Price
An average price for this breed starts from $750-$900. Some of the dogs can cost as much as $1200-$1500. If you want an elite dog with noble family, you are going to pay up to $2000.
These dogs can boast about proportional and muscular body. Typical size of their body is 19-23 inches with 48-55 pounds of weight. Males are a bit larger than females. They gave long legs and thin ears. When such a dog is born, it has white coat. You can see the first spots when your dog is around 4 weeks old. Spots colour is usually black or brown. However, there are rare shades such as blue, orange, and lemon. There are even mosaic and tri-coloured types. The coat itself is short and dense.
These dogs are really affectionate. It is a pleasure for them to spend time with family. When these dogs feel ignored, they start to bark to get your attention. Since they are much attached to an owner they may feel separation anxiety when left alone. Even though they are family dogs they can be used to as guardians. They also like different activities as well as traveling in a car. They can get on well with other pets. You need to know more about parents’ temperament of the dog you want to buy in order to avoid problems.
When feeding such a dog you should avoid red meats, poultry, game, offal and yeast products because they contain too much purine protein which is bad for this breed. Commercial food designed for these dogs is recommendable. Homemade food is fine as long as it does not contain purine ingredient. Free feeding is not advisable but simple snacks are also fine. It is not recommendable to feed your dog with grapes, currants and sultanas and cherries.
Dalmatians Intelligence / Trainability
These dogs do love activities whether indoor or outdoor ones. They are highly trainable as long as positive approach and snacks are involved. Since they are shy being aggressive will result in fearfulness. Obedience training is advisable since they can excel at this sphere and proceed to agility training later on. They also like learning new tasks. However, dogs that are not pure bred may display stubbornness.
This breed is quite healthy. Majority of dogs suffer from deafness, allergies and urinary stones. Hip dysplasia is not an overwhelming issue in this case but also occurs.
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