The life-affirming nature of the Dalmatian knows how to inspire – because it almost seems as if the Dalmatian's joie de vivre stops at nothing. And his owner should know how to get involved with this: Who gets a Dalmatian into the house, should have desire on movement, because of it the persevering and energy-loaded dog needs a quantity. [Read article]
Traits and characteristics Dalmatian
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The Dalmatian not only lively, but also very loving and affectionate. He loves to be with his family, and despite his liveliness also likes to spend an hour or two on a couch and get his cuddles. The friendly dog is also suitable for a household with children, because he can adapt to new situations very well. The Dalmatian gets along with other dogs and animals if he is socialized early enough and can get to know them during his childhood. During the education one should proceed rather carefully and above all without aggressions, since the Dalmatian is a very sensitive dog breed, which reacts fast badly to negative education methods. With cooperation and praise one usually achieves the most with the Dalmatian. In addition to physical exercise, the Dalmatian must also be mentally stimulated. This can be done through tricks, search tasks or even dog sports. Because of its agile nature, the Dalmatian is less suitable for a city apartment. For this he is quite suitable as a guard dog. It is not sensitive to weather and needs its movement even in rain and wind. In winter, you may want to put a coat on him for long walks, as Dalmatians have very short coats that require quite little care. For it one must pay attention with the Dalmatian often to the nutrition, here possibly purinarme food offers itself.
The history of the Dalmatian
Where exactly the history of the Dalmatians found its beginning, is not known until today. However, it is certain that the ancestors of the breed existed a long time ago. Thus one found in the graves of Egyptian Pharaonen illustrations of dalmatian-similar dogs. In addition, the colorful dogs were mentioned in church records from the 14th century. and the 17. Century mentioned.
It is believed that the Dalmatian originally came from India to Egypt and from there spread to Greece and further to Europe. Since he was found mainly in the eastern Mediterranean, he was assigned Croatia as the country of origin. During the Victorian era it was popular in England as a carriage companion dog. In 1882 the standard of the breed was established here for the first time, eight years later the breed was then recognized.
By the way: The puppies of the Dalmatian are born white. Only after one or two weeks the characteristic black spots appear on the coat of the dogs.