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Dalmatian:Dog Breed Profile

The Dalmatian is recognized as one of the most elegant breeds. It has white skin and clear black spots, and it calls people. The origin of the Dalmatian is still uncertain, the only speculation. From the illustrations found in the ancient pharaoh’s tombs and similar paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries, people speculate that the Dalmatian dog has existed for thousands of years. In particular, church records from the 14th century and 1719 have clear records that the species originated in the Mediterranean region, most likely near the coast of Dalmatia.
But there are still others who believe that its origin is in Egypt and India. Because of being loved by gypsies, they were exiled and spread throughout Europe. In the 19th century, the British and French aristocrats used it as the guard dog of the carriage, running along the front and back of the carriage, calling it a carriage dog. The color and spots of the coat are one of the important criteria for Dalmatian dogs. Anyone whose coat has spots other than dark spots and reddish brown spots is unqualified.

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  • About Dalmatian Breed

    Dalmatian, native to Yugoslavia. Calm and vigilant, well-proportioned, strong, muscular, lively, not shy, clever expression, obedient and easy to train, feeling keen, vigilant, easy to get along with children. The Dalmatian has great endurance and runs quite fast. The hindquarters are strong, with smooth and clear muscles. Dalmatian is often used as a competition dog because of its excellent running and biting abilities. Dalmatian dogs are white when they are born, and the spots can change. When the puppy is born, slight spots appear on the body. As they grow older, the spots become obvious and become a unique sign.

Dalmatian Breed Daily Care

Although the hair of a Dalmatian is short or short, it is thick and small. In addition, the Dalmatian has a lively and active personality, so it often gets dirty when playing, and the messed up hair will form a mess. Small clumps and knotted hair is not very beautiful, and it is easy to cause skin diseases. Therefore, pet owners can comb the dalmatians' hair every day, clean up the dirt on the dog's hair, and smooth the knotted hair. It is also necessary to bathe the Dalmatians regularly to achieve clean and beautiful hair, prevent skin diseases, and ensure the health of the Dalmatians.

The Dalmatian dog is larger, and it was originally a drag dog and hunting dog. It has a relatively large amount of activity, so the food consumption is also relatively large, so the supply of feed for them should be slightly more than that of other dog breeds. . In the daily food, it should contain about 500 grams of meat products, and add the same weight of biscuits or cooked dry vegetables. The meat should be cooked, chopped, and mixed with dry ingredients, then mixed with warm water and mixed well before feeding. Feed must be fresh and clean, and feed utensils must be washed and brushed frequently, and professional disinfection is best. The feeding time and place should be fixed, and they must be eaten within 15-25 minutes. When the time is up, regardless of whether they are eaten or not, take away the food and force them to develop a good habit of regular meals. Clean drinking water should be supplied 2-3 times a day. The Dalmatian is energetic and active. You should take it out for a walk or run in the courtyard every day.

After each Dalmatian exercise, comb the coat with a brush to remove the dirt and dust that stick to the hair and then wipe the coat with velvet or soft towel for a while to keep it clean and beautiful. It should also be bathed regularly, every 10-15 days when it is cold, and every 3-5 days when it is hot. Every 3-5 days, it is necessary to remove ear wax and tartar and wash the eyes with 2% boric acid water (dip this water with non-fat disinfectant cotton) to prevent eye diseases such as keratitis. Also, trim its feet regularly. It is usually tuned and trained to make it develop the habit of tearing clothes, curtains and sofas without using claws, and develop the habit of obeying the owner's command and loving hygiene, especially the habit of defecation at fixed points and not casually defecation.

The content of training Dalmatians is very diverse, and the training methods and training aids that can be used are also very diverse. But the basic training principles are inseparable. Master these key points and then combine the actual situation with the actual exercise, then the training effect will be expanded and the Dalmatian training will become easier and more efficient. The host’s training attitude is very important. Nowadays, dalmatians pay attention to the scientific method. If you want to make it more sensible and well-behaved, then all pampering and petting attitudes should not exist. The owner needs to be good to Dalmatians, but being good does not mean being petting. In the face of Dalmatians, the attitude of parents should be clear. Especially during training, Dalmatians who do wrong should be criticized and educated. Of course, Dalmatians who perform well should also be encouraged and praised by their owners.

Dalmatian loves to play, especially young dogs. They are born to run on the side of the carriage for hours... Most Dalmatians are happy to play tirelessly. Although it has a strong physique, Dalmatian is not suitable to be raised as an outdoor dog because its sensitive skin and short coat are difficult to adapt to harsh weather. Especially in the humid soil and grass environment, it is easy to be infected with fungal skin diseases. Because of his unique appearance, Dalmatians are very popular. However, it is a daredevil in the dog world, and its behavior is likely to be painful, but parents with children at home should pay special attention. Dalmatian likes to pounce on people and can easily knock their children over. But what needs to be reminded is to be careful not to let the child pull the dog’s tail, nor let the child poke the dog’s eyes. In fact, both children and dogs should learn the correct behavior.

Dalmatian Breed History

The Dalmatian is very similar to the Bengal Pointer in terms of appearance characteristics and facial expressions. It was once written by Dodie Smith in his novel "hundred and one dalmatians" (hundred and one dalmatians), which was later adapted into a cartoon by Disney and became widely known. There are a certain number of fans in Europe, America and Japan. The earliest pictures of this species were found in paintings by Italian painters in the 16th century, and in a fresco in Zaostrog (located in Dalmatia) dating back to about 1710. A work by Thomas Biwick published in 1792 contained descriptions and drawings of Dalmatian dogs, which Biwick called "Dalmatians or Coast Dogs". The first standard for Dalmatian dogs was written by the Englishman Vero. Shaw in 1882; this standard was established in 1890 as the official breed standard.