Dalmatian Dog Breed
 

Dalmatians

No breed has a more interesting background than the Dalmatian. His heritage is also greatly disputed. His beginnings are so deeply buried in the past that researchers cannot agree to his origin. Items such as models, engravings, paintings, and writings of antiquity have been used to claim when the spotted dog first appeared in Europe, Asia, Africa. Nothing has been able to prove with certainty when or exactly where the Dalmatian first appeared.

Of ancient lineage, this dog has retained his intelligence and willingness to perform for his master. His activities have been as varied as his reputed ancestors. He has been a war dog, a sentinel on the borders of Dalmatia and Croatia. He has been employed as a draft dog, and as a shepherd. He is excellent on rats and vermin. He is well known for his heroic performances
as a fire apparatus follower and fire-house mascot.

He is an ideal guard dog, very gentle, and requires a minimum of care. Said not to be good with children. He is capable of endurance and a fair amount of speed and needs at least one hour of exercise each day.

Height- males and bitches 19-23 inches at the withers. Weight- 50 to 65 pounds. Cost- Averages $ 25.00 a month.

Training Information

Dalmatian Club of America, Inc. (M)

Corres. Secretary, Mrs. Sharon Boyd, 2316 McCrary Rd., Richmond, TX 77469

Breeder Contact, Mrs. Gerri Lightholder, 6109 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, IL 60452, (708) 687-5447 

 


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