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Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 45 - 65 lbs.

Height: 19" - 24"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Deafness; bladder stones; allergies

Origin: Croatia

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Companion

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Dalmatian requires rigorous daily exercise.

Grooming Needs

Routine brushing and combing and occasional bathing is required for your Dalmatian. These dogs shed continuously.


The Dalmatian tends to be territorial and energetic. This breed loves its family.

Compatibility with Kids

Best with older children.


This breed is thought to have been brought to England during the Crusades. Dalmatians were commonly used as coach dogs during the 19th century, especially in Great Britain.