Family: Scenthound, Pointer
Area of origin: Yugoslavia
Original function: carriage dog
Average size of male: Ht: 19-23, Wt: 40-60
Average size of female: Ht: 19-23, Wt: 40-60
Other names: none
Dalmatian Dog Temperament
Bred to run for miles, the Dalmatian retains this tireless enthusiasm. It is a playful, eager companion that must get daily hard exercise in a safe area if he is expected to behave at home. He loves to run and may roam. He is generally good with other pets and is especially good with horses. He tends to be reserved toward strangers. He can be stubborn.
Note: Deaf Dalmatians present special training and behavioral problems. They are not advised for families with children.