Dalmatian Dog Breed
Dalmatian Dog Classification:
Dalmatians are carriage dogs.
Other Names: Fire Dog, Carriage
Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog,
Plum Pudding Dog, Dal, Dally, Dalmatinac,
Dalmatain in Foreign Languages:
French: dalmatien, dalmatienne
Malay: anjing Dalmatia
Russian: dalmátskij dog
Origins: Dalmatians were initially
bred to as carriage dogs, in Dalmatia,
the area that encompasses the former Yugoslavia.
Dalmatians were very popular in the 1800s
trotting along horse-drawn vehicles in
particular fire engines.
Description: Dalmatians are medium
sized dogs, with a sweet face, floppy
ears and a prominent black nose. Dalmatians
are well proportioned, slender and muscular
Size: Dalmatians weigh between
34 to 71 lbs, they stand 18 to 26 inches
||34 - 71 lbs
||21 - 26 inches tall
||36 - 53 lbs
||18 - 25 inches tall
Coat: Dalmatains have a short
silky white coat with black or liver colored
Disposition: Dalmatians have a
lot of stamina and energy. They are playful
and easy-going dogs. They require socialization
and regular exercise. Dalmatians require
authority and regular exercise to keep
their enthusiasm and exuberance under
Type Dog: Dalmatians are non-sporting
Litter Size: Dalmatians give birth
to litters of 6 to 9 puppies.
Behavior: Dalmatians can be territorial
and aggressive if not socialized. Their
exuberance can cause issues with small
children, if properly trained and socialized
they can be excellent playful family dogs.
Traits: Quiet, alert, playful,
Country of Origin: Former Yugoslavia,
Life Span: Dalmatians typically
live 10 to 13 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC