Frequently asked questions
an answer to frequently asked questions
- Q?What are the characteristics of a Dalmatian dog?
A Dalmatian dog distinguishes itself from other dogs through its intelligence in combination with a very great endurance. Furthermore, Dalmatians are social with other animals and are great with children.
They can be a bit too wild for very small children.
Of course, this depends on the proper upbringing you have to give your dog as its owner.
They are definitely sociable dogs and shouldn’t be left alone for entire days.
A Dalmatian is absolutely no nervous dog, but has to be raised with consistency and proper rest, because a Dalmatian could otherwise grow up to be a very busy dog.
People who seek for a sporty dog with a unique character that is allowed to be mischievous from time to time, but at the same time is loyal and affectionate, make the right choice in getting a Dalmatian!
- Q?Is a Dalmatian dog good with kids?
A Dalmatian is a true children’s friend. They love to play and romp, and their energy is unbridled.
The Dalmatian is the ideal playmate for lanky children and teenagers. Very small children and babies are difficult to understand for a dog.
Their behaviour is often the opposite of dog behaviour, and because they’re very small the dog will rarely see them as its superior. As a parent it is therefore your job to make sure there are no problems.
A good advice for every parent is to never buy a dog for the children.
A dog is for the entire family and you, as a parent, always have the final responsibility.
- Q?A male or a female dog?
So, when do you choose a male dog and when do you choose a female dog. First of all, this depends on your personal preference.
A male dog will usually be a bit taller, heavier and stronger.
Female dogs are in heat twice a year and some also have false pregnancies. They may then also suffer from mood swings, which makes them not as stable during the entire year as a male dog.
Male dogs feel the need to manifest themselves towards other male dogs, but are often very affectionate and loyal towards their own family.
Female dogs are usually friends with everyone or just go their own way.
We find it important that we advise people on their choice of puppy from the litter. After all, a good breeder can see clear differences in character already, and can use this information for the prospective puppy buyer.
The choice of a male or a female dog can obviously also be determined by the fact that you also want to breed a litter.
In short, consult your breeder when making your decision.
- Q?How do I keep and take care of my Dalmatian?
A Dalmatian dog is no kennel dog, you just keep him in the house.
He prefers to sit next to you on the couch or to sleep in your bed. But if you don’t want this, you can just provide him with a nice basket in a strategic place in the living room.
Keeping a Dalmatian in the house can cause some inconvenience in the form of little white stiff hairs that stick to everything.
If you vacuum a bit more often and give the dog a good brushing outside, this inconvenience can largely be prevented.
Besides regular brushings with a rubber brushing glove, you can also brush his teeth every week. If you start doing this while he’s still a puppy, this won’t lead to scenes when your dog is an adult.
You can brush their teeth without toothpaste, because a dog doesn’t like this at all. Besides their teeth, you also have to clean their eyes and ears on a regular basis.
You check their ears for brown stuff in the ear by wiping it with a piece of toilet paper.
If the ear is clean, then it’s fine. If there is a lot of brown stuff, you should contact the veterinarian for an ear cleaning course.
To clean the corners of the eyes, you have to regularly wipe them with the tip of a piece of toilet paper. If there is a discharge of pus or if the eyes are inflamed you have to contact your vet.
You clip the nails with a special nail clipper that can be bought in every pet store. Especially the thumbs that are a bit higher up on the paw have to be kept nice and short in order to prevent tearing.
You rarely have to wash your Dalmatian. However, if your dog has been rolling in something dirty (some stubborn dogs like that) and smells like a cesspool, a refreshing shower with mild dog shampoo might be a good idea.
Never use shampoo for humans, because this is too aggressive for the Dalmatians’ fur, and usually degreases too strongly.