Goofy, gallant, and highly athletic, this breed is also intelligent. While they are intensely social and make ideal running buddies, you should invest in early training to ensure that they develop a good sense of their place in the pecking order. Their sweet nature makes them fantastic family pets, as long as activity is regular and boundaries are firmly established.
1. Dalmatians 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Dalmatian Temperament and Training
3. Dalmatian Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Dalmatians generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Dalmatians. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Dalmatian with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.