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Grooming and Training

Appearance

Dalmatians are mainly white with black spots. The spots may also be liver(brown) or even lemon(yellow). Puppies are usually born completely white, with spots developing as the dog ages. Dalmatians are considered a medium-sized dog. They stand between 19 and 23 inches, and have a strong muscular build. Weight in dalmatians may range from 40 to 60 pounds.

Grooming

Dalmatians shed year round, but shed extravagantly more than usual at least twice a year. Dals have a short, fine, and velvety coat that should be easy to groom. Weekly brushings can help with some sheddding, but it will also help keep your dogs coat gleaming. Frequent bathing may make their skin and coat dry and flaky. The rest is simple care that you would give to any other dog. Do weekly overviews of your dog, in doing so, health problems could be caught early.

Training

Training a Dalmatian can be difficult, since many are very head-strong. Early socialization is key for the Dalmatian. Intoducing your Dal to new sights, sounds, and people can ensire a very well rounded pup. Basic training should start as soon as your puppy comes home. Another part of training may include exercising your Dal. They have very high energy and have amazing endurance. They need plenty of exercise and companonship. Dalmatians can become very destructive, if they have little to no stimulation and are confined to too small of a space.


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Page modified by Flor Marquez, October 9, 2017