The Dalmatian is a beloved dog breed known for its energetic, playful, loyal, intelligent temperament and short, smooth coat. Classified as a non-sporting breed, the Dalmatian is a large dog with an average weight of 45-70 pounds and a height of 19-24 inches.
This breed typically has a 10-13 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Dalmatian has low to moderate grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Dalmatian’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Dalmatian Breed Information
Breed Group: non-sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 45-70
Average Height (in): 19-24
Life Expectancy (years): 10-13
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: short, smooth
Coat Colors: white with black or liver spots
Dalmatian Temperament and Personality
Temperament: energetic, playful, loyal, intelligent
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistent training
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: low to moderate
Common Health Issues: deafness, hip dysplasia, urinary stones
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