Dalmatian

370,000.00

Our Dalmatian puppies are 100% pedigree and imported from South Africa.

You will be receiving a Dalmatian that is:

  • Microchipped
  • Vaccinated
  • Dewormed
  • Vet checked (Vet card included)

Please note:

  • The price includes international shipping from South Africa to Nigeria (Lagos Airport) and Nigerian customs and quarantine clearing fees.
  • The price indicated is for a puppy.
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Description

Background

The Dalmatian, also known as the Dalmation, is a breed of large dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days.

This breed of dog is not very popular in Nigeria. A Dalmatian needs lots of exercises to prevent them from becoming bored and developing bad habits such as chewing up the house. Dalmatians are good with children but may be too rambunctious for small kids or toddlers who could get knocked down by a Dalmatian’s playfulness. Dalmatians usually live 12 to 13 years on average. Show line dogs tend to live longer than their mixed breed counterparts due to greater care and attention received while they are being bred. Like most purebred dogs Dalmatians have certain genetic health issues that affect them, these include deafness, kidney failure, skin problems, allergies and chronic renal failure. Dalmatians are also susceptible to certain joint diseases such as hip dysplasia (which is common for dogs in general)

Answers will vary, but Dalmatians make good pets once you know what it takes to care for them. Dalmatians need lots of exercise and love to run around. They can live up to 13 years or more if given proper care according to Dalmatian breeders. Dalmatian dog needs lots of attention and training when they’re pups because they can become bored easily if left unattended which leads to chewing everything in sight. Dalmatians are good with children who are old enough to take care of the Dalmatian pup by giving them exercise, training and attention. Dalmatians are very loyal to their owners and make great family pets with proper care from Dalmatian breeders. Dalmatians need lots of attention daily, along with a good diet for them to stay healthy. Dalmatian dogs can be allergic to certain foods which Dalmatian breeders will advise pet parents on the necessary foods that a Dalmatian dog needs to eat.

Additional information

Height

Female: 56–58 cm, Male: 58–61 cm

Weight

15 – 32 kg

About

The Dalmatian is a breed of dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days. Today's Dalmatians are much more likely to appear at dog shows than behind coach-horses, although the Dalmatian still excels at several other canine sports including agility, tracking, and obedience competitions. Dalmatians are generally healthy dogs but there are health issues that should be checked for by their owners.

Dalmatians have short coats which are either solid white with black spots called "Blacks" or all black with small tan spots called "Liver" (also known as "red"). The Dalmatian Club of America describes the differences between these two types as follows: "The spots of the Black Dalmatian are dense black pigmentation on a white background. The coat may have some white on the head or neck, usually in the form of a blaze. A small amount of white on the chest is permissible, but for conformation showing should be limited to one spot about the size of a quarter. Liver Dalmatians possess liver colored spots upon a white or cream base color."

Some Dalmatians do not show any spotting at all, although they still carry the genes for Dalmatian spotting and are often termed "dapples" if their colouring tends towards cream; these dogs can produce pups with normal coats which can then go on to produce both spotted and unspotted puppies in the same litter. Dalmatians are born white because of a recessive gene and this trait fades to spots by the age of six weeks.

The Dalmatian is known for its unique, pure white coat marked with black or liver-colored spots. The spots are typically round, other than those found on the Dalmatian's lower body which tend be more heart shaped. Dalmatians usually weigh between 20–35 kilograms (44–77 lb) and stand 45–55 centimetres (18–22 in) at the shoulder, with females being slightly smaller than males.

Dalmatians possess very thick hair coats, but one characteristic that distinguishes them from other dog breeds is the fact that Dalmatians have relatively low-shedding coats. Dalmatians are classified as a short-coated breed because they lack an undercoat, which is common with medium/longer coated breeds. Dalmatian coats consist of only guard hair, which makes their coats water repellent, but can become dirty if not properly groomed by brushing out any dirt and removing oils from the skin. Unlike other short-coated dogs, Dalmatians shed little to no hair at all on a regular basis. Dalmatian grooming is minimal compared to most dog breeds so it has been ranked among the lowest maintenance dog breeds in this respect.

In 2009 Dalmatian rescue organizations reported Dalmatians are more likely to suffer from urinary stones because Dalmatian urine tends to be much more concentrated than other dogs. Dalmatians are also prone to having low blood sugar, especially when they are puppies.

Dalmatians can compete in dog agility trials, carting, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding events. Herding instincts and trainability can be measured at non-competitive herding tests. Dalmatians exhibiting basic herding instincts can be trained to compete in herding trials.