Dalmatian is clearly a dog-breed, beautiful, powerful, muscular, active and very intelligent. It has great durability combined with speed. Additionally, it is friendly, social and will become a wonderful companion for anyone who has the time to educate him. It is very closely associated with its owner, more than other breeds, and strongly expresses its dissatisfaction when staying alone. Moreover, it coexists peacefully with other pets that have grown up with them but has aggressive behavior in other dogs. This breed is distant with strangers and is an excellent guard, barking only when absolutely necessary. He has the ability to work as an exterminator of harmful animals (mice etc.), a tracer, a guard, as well as becoming a loyal companion.
History of the Dalmatian
It is believed to come from the Mediterranean region and it was named either because its place of birth was Dalmatia or because it was used in this area during the Balkan Wars. The Dalmatian dog was popular in the Vatican during the seventeenth century and in the English aristocracy in the eighteenth century. In America, this breed was adopted by firefighters as their mascot. In 1961 he played the leading role in Disney’s “101 Dalmatian Dogs” which made it even more popular.
Health and Care
About 10% – 12% of Dalmatia are born deaf. Keep in mind that deaf dogs can become particularly irritable and aggressive due to this disability and are very difficult to train. Other concerns about the health of this breed are skin allergies and urinary problems. Uric acid levels are higher in Dalmatia than any other breed, and this increase can cause urinary tract obstruction. This is why a diet low in protein should be followed. Ask your vet to inform you of the foods on the market and discuss with them about which one is best suited for this breed.