The Dalmatians are widely recognized medium-sized dogs that are known for black and white spotted coat. They are amazingly active dogs, and most famously they were used as fire dogs. Puppies are born completely white and they develop spots after three weeks.
They have a short, smooth and fine coat that sheds throughout a year. You have to groom it on weekly basis with a mitt in order to minimize shedding and to keep the coat healthy and shiny. They are energetic dogs that need to be taken care of.
You have to take them for a long walk or jog every single day. If they become bored, that could lead to a destructive behaviour.
Dalmatians can reach up to 60 cm in height and 25 kg in weight.
The average lifespan is approximately 13 years.
Suitability for Children – High
Tendency to Bark – Low
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
Grooming Requirements – Once a Week
Trimming Required – None
Amount of hair shed – Moderate
Food Cost – $15 to $20
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $66