Dalmatian: Personality & Health Issues

The Dalmation is actually born without spots, with the spots appearing after two weeks, and fully developed by the dog's first birthday.  This patient, gentle, and hardy dog is rarely ill, but needs exercise.  Brush it every day with a medium-hard brush.  It is prone to congenital deafness and bladder stones expelled in the urine.
Average Lifespan Of The Dalmatian: 11-13 years.
Average Weight: 48-55lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:


Brain And Eyes:
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy (Krabbe's Disease): A rare disorder in which there is a shortage of enzymes that are necessary for proper metabolism.  Affected dogs show signs of uncoordination at a very young age, and the condition is eventually fatal.  There is no treatment available for Krabbe's Disease.

Excess Uric Acid Excretion: Related To Kidney Stones. See Kidney Diseases In Dogs.

Atopic (Allergic) Dermatitis

Conjunctival Dermoid: Hairy growth on the eye. See eyelash health for dogs.
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 3/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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