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The Dalmatian is a friendly and very lively dog. They have a lot of energy and want to experience adventures together with their owners. Therefore, it is important to give the outgoing dog a good education early on. In addition to its bright nature, the Dalmatian is often a very sensitive dog that does not tolerate a hard hand, but rather needs a sovereign owner who offers him security and meets his needs. Because the intelligent white-black / white-brown bundle of energy wants to be mentally as well as physically encouraged

The active, athletic dogs are true endurance artists. Joint activities such as going jogging with their owners give them great pleasure. But also swimming, fetching, playing or long walks in woods and fields, where the dog can move freely, are possible occupations.

After a great walk, most Dalmatians like to snuggle up with their owners on the sofa or in bed. They love body contact and warmth. Therefore, many Dalmatians also lie down under the blanket.

Due to their short hair (which is actually shed throughout the year), the dotties also need a coat in the winter so they don't freeze. In the cold seasons, for example, a fireplace in the house is very desirable, the Dalmatian would love to slip into it if he could.


A friendly, affectionate, smart and adaptable dog that needs a lot of love and is very sensitive to stress.

Well suited as a family dog.

10 - 15 Years

Male: 56-63 cm Female: 54-60 cm

Male: 27 - 32 kg Female: 24-29 kg

short, hard, dense, smooth, shiny
White-Black , White-Brown

partly also orange, lemon or longhair.(not VDH approved)


Fur & Colour


Life expectancy


Urinary stone problem

The choice of the right food is enormously important for the Dalmatian. Due to a genetic defect, they have an increased tendency to urinary stones. This is related to a disturbed purine metabolism. Uric acid is accumulated and increasingly excreted in the urine (hyperuricosuria). This increases the likelihood of crystal formation and the formation of gravel. If urinary stones form, this can have serious health consequences, for example if such a stone blocks the urethra.

It is therefore advisable to check the pH value of the urine regularly with test strips from the pharmacy. Values between 6.5 and 7.5 are considered optimal. However, since the pH value can be subject to strong fluctuations, it is best to test the urine early in the morning on an empty stomach with the dog's first urine.

If the value is outside the normal range, the diet should be closely examined and modified.

Despite the defect, not every Dalmatian will get stones, but a purine-conscious diet should be emphasized to keep the risk as low as possible from the beginning. Which food choice one has now - more in addition under information - feeding

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