FAQ Dalmatians

1. What is the average lifespan of a Dalmatian?
With proper care your dalmatian can reach 15 or 16 year. The average life expectancy is between 11 and 13 year.
2. The Dalmatian is a good children?
On yes. Of course children should be taught to treat the dog kindly, and not to harass a constant game. The average dalmatian is tolerant towards children and becomes attached to them.
3. How big will grow my dalmatian?
Dalmatians vary in height between the withers 56 and 61 in males and 54 – 59 females which is the height of the knee of an adult or a little more. Depending on the height, when it reaches adulthood your Dalmatian will weigh between 27 – 32 kg. in males and 24 – 29 kg. in females.
4. How many eating Dalmatian?
It depends on the type of food. Puppies eat less quantity, but more often they are in the process of growing. You must feed your dog so, that looks good and slender. Do not let him gain weight very, because thick Dalmatians are sickly. But if you start to look too weak, ie. To see his ribs or stand back bones, should increase his ration.
Quality of food, you buy is very important. Do not take ordinary dog ​​food, for their quality in most cases, is low and may not include sufficient amount of food per unit volume. No brand food, that is perfect for all Dalmatians, so the owner of the kennel, from where your dog or his previous owner would have to recommend food, which is good for your dog and his heart's content. (and the best food in the world will be suitable for your dog, if it refuses to eat) .
5. What accessories do I need to prepare for my dalmatian?
Your dog will need bowls for food and water. Both must be severe, about not being able to preobrъщa or push the afterto, while eating or drinking water. Your dog will need a collar for walking, preferably in leather or nylon, and also by the leather strap.
If you take your puppy a little, would have to buy a new collar every time, when they grow old. You will also need a tight collar for his training. Do not leave your dog to run with tight collar! So easy to pay for something and strangle. Do not use rigid collar small puppy, and wait until she 5 or 6 months and is ready for educational training. Another thing, you need to take a cell. Make, it is large enough for a fully grown dog, so you do not have to buy another in time.
To maintain the coat will need brushing, rubber glove or a heck of dog hair. They are best removed dead hair from short fur Dalmatian. You will also need scissors and nail, to keep his paws tidy.
6. What kind of veterinary care needs my dalmatian?
If you have already taken or want to take your puppy, from the breeder had already made his first injections against diarrhea, hepatitis, Leptospirosis, and parainfluenza. Also, the puppy has to have vaccination against canine distemper and parvo. Once your puppy, you will have to continue its vaccination. From the breeder should provide you with health passport puppy, that your vet will advise you of the dates of the last vaccination. The first rabies shot is usually given when the puppy is between 4 and 6 months.
If you take or want to take your old dalmatian, previous owner will tell you when you should be the next vaccination and you and your vet you can take on.
Your Dalmatian, independent or small adult, should be periodically checked for worms. Since puppies often have worms, from the breeder should have checked all the litter and have received treatment, if it was necessary. Your vet will advise you on the period, in which to take stock of worms, but usually this period is 6 months. Heavy infestation of worms is very debilitating and can lead to severe malnutrition in young puppies. For that prevention is the best way of dealing with the problem. Every time, when your dog looks weak and poorly, may be due to worms and must take him to review and follow the advice of the veterinarian for treatment.
Besides the above reasons, current condition of your dog will prompt you whether to take him to the doctor or not. If symptoms of illness such as diarrhea, vomiting or apathy, not kolebaйte to register for you veterinarя.
7. What is the difference between Dalmatians with black spots and those with brown spots?
No difference, is really a matter of personal preference for color. Many, who have decided to take their Dalmatian with black spots, fall in love at first sight in one with brown spots.
For breeding purposes, the two colors may be combined. Black is the dominant color, and brown is recessive (reflexive). This means, that dog with black spots can carry the genes of brown and have a brood of puppies with brown spots. Two dogs with brown spots will always have only a small brown spots. Two with black spots, that do not carry the genes of brown, will only have a puppy with black spots. Because genetic mechanisms between dominant and recessive color is common puppies from a litter of puppies are different colors.
Rarely dogs are stained with different colors like lemon yellow or colored and then those dogs are still wonderful pets, but can not be displayed at exhibitions or have generation pedigree.
8. Male or female dalmatian to get?
What gender is a dog is a matter of personal preference. If you want to breed puppies, need to buy a female dalmatian. However, if you have no interest in breeding or seed must endure the inconvenience of periodical heat of each 6 months, able to spaying or neutering, (which is usually more expensive than the castrated males). Each female, which is not specified by the breeder as a suitable bearing, should be spayed.
Male dalmatian his feet, to urinate and if you have beautiful flowers in the garden, you would not be nice. Dog, is not castrated became rampant, when neighboring females horny.
Differences in temperament dalmatinite not come from the sex of the dog, and each differs from the other as an individual. No matter the sex of their affection or aggression. Contrary to popular opinion, many owners believe dalmatini, that males are more attached to, and more women shying away, but more keep their owners and territory, than males. Much of the character of your dog will depend on how you educate, what are your expectations, What incentives and forbid what in his behavior and in what environment it grows.
Ultimately gender depends on your personal preference, as both male and female dogs have their advantages and disadvantages.
9. From what age can I start training for a show and obedience to my dalmatin?
Most dog owners start with training them to show almost immediately, once they begin to stand. The puppy learns to go with the occasion and stay in position for exhibition. Tell him much praise and give him bits of food as a reward. At such a young age workouts are short and tender, but teach him to sit still and be led, as it will be in the future and in the show ring. More rigorous dressage can begin, when puppies are 4, 5 months.
Serious juggling of obedience does not start, before the pup is over 5 or 6 months. At this age, it can already learned basic commands.
Any kind of dressage must be consistent with the individual capabilities of the dog. Nurture your dalmatian slowly and patiently and never to do anything, which is impossible or does not understand. Burst! Be firm and consistent in his training and encourage him, when executing the commands correctly. As a result you will be energetic and happy dog, will be looking forward to your workouts and wants to please.
По материали на Dalmatian Club of America. Translation Alexander Arangelova

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