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All About Dalmatians

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Average Height & Weight

The Dalmatian is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 19 to 23 inches.

Weight: 40 to 60 pounds.

Females – Height: 19 to 21 inches.

Weight: 40 to 60 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Dalmatians are commonly white with black, liver brown, lemon, orange, black or tan spots.





Dalmatians are an eager, fun-loving breed that likes to spend time with people. They have higher-than-average intelligence and alertness. They love being part of a family, although they can be stubborn at times.




Activity Level

Dalmatians are an extremely high-energy breed. If they do not engage in a daily bout of high-intensity exercise, they can become difficult and destructive. They are tireless runners and enjoy playing games.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Dalmatians include deafness and urolithiasis. Allergies and epilepsy are less common but still occur within the breed, while Von Willebrand Disease and canine hip dysplasia are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Dalmatians have a medium tolerance for hot climates and a low tolerance for cold climates.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Dalmatians make good family pets, although their boisterous energy can scare very young children. Note, however, that deaf Dalmatians may not do well with kids because they are easily startled, which can prompt aggression. Dalmatians can be wary of other dogs but do well with other household pets. They are especially friendly toward horses.




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