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Il dalmata: il cane a macchie

The Dalmatian: the spotted dog

Many of us know the Dalmatian thanks to the Walt Disney movie "101 Dalmatians", but this breed was well known in Great Britain since the early decades of the nineteenth century where it was used as a carriage dog to escort convoys. It was also used to drive the horses that pulled the fire trucks of the fire brigade.

Today the Dalmatian is considered an excellent companion dog.

The Dalmatian is a very intelligent dog and you need to have a wrist to keep them at bay. If you have little pulse, the Dalmatian will not be long in taking command of your home!

Physical characteristics of the Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is easily recognized by the characteristic coat with black or brown spots, scattered in the short white hair. The color of the spots can vary from one specimen to another and from male to female.

It weighs an average of 25 kg and can reach up to 60 cm in height. It has large, drooping ears and a long tail.

The legs are long and muscular. The eyes are bright, dark or amber in color.

Dalmatian character

The Dalmatian is synonymous with cheerfulness and liveliness. He loves to play , in fact he is considered one of the best dogs to play with children. The Dalmatian is a hyperactive dog, he needs to exercise, so he is a perfect companion for active people. If he doesn't move enough he gets restless, but he never gets bad.

He has a meek character, he becomes attached to his family so much that he becomes possessive and protective . If separated from his loved ones he becomes very sad.

The Dalmatian has an average lifespan of 11 years, but also lives up to 15 years .

So you have plenty of time to love him!

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