Dog walking harness for Dalmatian dogs
- very recognizable breed
- spotted coat
- short and smooth fur
- medium size dog
Dalmatian dog names
- Roly Poly
Overview - Dalmatian
The Dalmatian is a very versatile dog. It has a good-natured and friendly mind and is curious and attentive. It is incredible expressive with a clear and very eloquent body language which combined with a delicate disposition makes communication an easy art.
The dalmatian is intelligent and lively. Because of that it thrives best in an active environment with walks or runs where it can use it's body and run free.
The Dalmatian is build to run far and has great stamina, if it is possible to tire it at all. At the same time it is very easy-going. In it's home it is calm and amiable and seeks out warm resting spots, like a bed, a sofa, in front of the fire place or on a floor with heating. Most importantly it positions itself where it can keep an eye on whatever goes on around it. The dalmatian becomes very attached to it's family and it absolutely loves attention. Actually the Dalmatian would rather he could be the center of any given situation, and even though it in natural way is ever vigilant it is incredible complaisant and endearing in it's approach to even total strangers.
History of Dalmatian
It is thought that the Dalmatian derives from Croatia, most specifically from the area called Dalmatia where the breed can be traced all the way back to the 15th century. Here it functioned as guard dog and traveling companion to the croatian nomads and as war dogs protecting the boundaries of Dalmatia.
In church records the Dalmatian can be traced up trough the middle ages, where they appear in circuses, very popular because of their dramatic colours. Getting closer to the 20th century the breed spreads across the European continent and is used for a variety of purposes. Because of their physic and ability to endure long running distances the Dalmatians were often used as carriage dogs. They associated easily with the horses and could protect the coaches, coachmen and passengers from bandits. Dalmatians were also used by the American firemen as they could both run in front of the carriage clearing the way through the crowd in the case of emergency responses and protect the very wanted police horses and later carriages on the fire station.
When the Dalmatian comes to England in 1862 it makes big impression with it's characteristic appearance. The breed is officially defined and developed more intensively with the foundation of the first Dalmatian Club in 1890.
After Dodie Smith's publication of "101 Dalmatians" in 1956 and the later film version by Walt Disney the breed's popularity increases rapidly. This however causes many inexperienced enthusiasts to launches themselves into breeding the special dog, and their lack of knowledge on the breed results in a lot of not-social dogs which gives the Dalmatian a mixed reputation in the en of the nineties.
The Danish Dalmatian Club is founded in 1980 subsequent to the Danish Kennel Club with the purpose to gather the interest around the Dalmatian as a companion dog. Today the Dalmatian is a relatively rare breed. 50-80 puppies are born in the time of a year, a number limited to fit the demand.
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Related dog breeds: German Shepherd, Siberian Husky, Golden Retriever, Afghan Hound, Irish Setter, Dalmatian, Greyhound, Australian Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog, Vizsla, Basset Hound, Belgian Malinoi, Basenji, Pointer, German Pinscher (male), Saluki, Komondor.