Did You Know?
- Dalmatians typically weigh between 40 to 60 pounds
- Dalmatians are loyal and loving companions
- Dalmatians shed twice a year – 6 months in the spring and 6 months in the fall!
- Dalmatians are very people/family oriented and do not adapt to being outside dogs or kennel dogs due to the lack of human interaction
- Dalmatians are genetically predisposed to having a problem processing purine forming proteins which may cause Kidney stones. Dalmatians should be fed a non-beef based diet and one that is low in purines
- Dalmatians can be deaf, most are not (only 12% of all Dalmatians are born deaf in both ears)
- Dalmatians are very clever and intelligent
- Dalmatians can be rather active but do mellow as they get older. Dalmatians require regular exercise but older Dals tend to be couch potatoes!
- Due to a Dalmatians size and activity level, they do better in a household with older children.
- Dalmatians live an average of 10-12 years – be prepared to make a lifetime commitment before adopting a Dalmatian
For additional information on Dalmatians, please visit www.thedca.org.