Dalmatian

KC Pedigree, Medium Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

Taking its name from Dalmatia, frescos of this breed can be seen in churches in this region of Croatia dating back to the early 1600s. They became popular carriage dogs, running alongside to protect the people and contents inside, and to guard the horses at night.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Horsey people and joggers.

Not the best for ...

Those who like to wear black. Dalmatian hair might be short but it seems to get everywhere - usually just before you're leaving for work. Like Cruella de Vil, you'll be wearing Dalmatian every season!

Aliases

Dali, Carriage Dog

Cross between

None

Origin

Croatia

Size

Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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