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DALMATIAN FACTS | DOMINOE | ABBEY | MCGWIRE | WILDLIFE | TIGER | MY SPOTTED WONDER | SPOTTED CLOWN | BRANDY | RAINBOW BRIDGE | MORE WILDLIFE | THE LIFE OF A PUPPY
This Spotted dog has been loved by many for years.
It is believed that this breed came from Dalmatia
in Croatia many years ago.
Dalmatians were used as "war dogs" and some have
been used as "bird dogs"..
Some believe that their roots stem back
to the Pointer Breed.. Though most are
Companion dogs now,Many spotted Dals
could be seen running along side coaches in earlier years..
They are a Strong, Muscular, Very Active Breed
with a beautiful spotted coat that can range in colors..
The AKC Standard is Black and White,
and Liver(brown) and White..
But there are Blues,
Lemons(light brown or yellow) also..
Dalmatian puppies are born Pure White,
and start getting their spots in a couple
Deafness is a problem in this Breed,
as with other white dogs or cats..
A repututable breeder will test
the hearing before breeding
and each puppy in the litter
after it is born..
The dalmatian is the only breed
with the inabilty to process Protein properly
in its diet, this can lead to bladder stones
that can be life threating..
A low purine/protein diet is
a must for a dalmatian..
with ample drinking water
and timely potty breaks..
Some foods high in Purine to Avoid:
Liver, Sardines, Scallops,
Beef, Kidney, Game Meats..
Some Low Purine Foods:
Pasta, eggs, poultry,cheese..
Straining to urinate is a sign of trouble,
Seek medical advise quickly..
Although Dals hair is Short,
they are year round shedders..
Freequent brushing helps with this..
These Spotted dogs are the original
as they love their companions
and "Stick" by them at all times..
A dalmatian Needs companionship..
They are NOT a "Tie Outside Dog"..
No dog should be !!
A dalmatian will never
grow tired of play..
Is Always hungry..
Will love you unconditionally..
Will be your protector..
Your Faithful Companion..
Your Loyal Friend..
and a SPOTTED CLOWN......
My Spotted Clowns
Domi With McGwire Checking him out !
The Dalmatian is similar in type to the pointer .
He is muscular, active and strong.
Many Dals show their sporting background
in their love of the chase.
Most are excellent varmint dogs,
and some are outstanding water retrievers.
Many have very good noses
and can flush game birds,
and some will point.......
If you are considering making
one of these spotted clowns
part of your family,
PLEASE do all your research,
make sure this is the breed for you !