So you’re looking to adopt an Dalmatian, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Dalmatian’s delightful, eye-catching spots of black or liver adorn one of the most distinctive coats in the animal kingdom. Beneath the spots is a graceful, elegantly proportioned trotting dog standing between 19 and 23 inches at the shoulder. Dals are muscular, built to go the distance; the powerful hindquarters provide the drive behind the smooth, effortless gait.The Dal was originally bred to guard horses and coaches, and some of the old protective instinct remains. Reserved and dignified, Dals can be aloof with strangers and are dependable watchdogs. With their preferred humans, Dals are bright, loyal, and loving house dogs. They are strong, active athletes with great stamina—a wonderful partner for runners and hikers. The dignified Dalmatian, dogdom’s citizen of the world, is famed for his spotted coat and unique job description. During their long history, these “coach dogs” have accompanied the horse-drawn rigs of nobles, gypsies, and firefighters.”
An Dalmatian typically ranges from 48.26cm to 60.96cm in height, and weighs from 20.41165665kg to 31.751465900000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Dalmatian breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Dalmatian insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.