I'm looking to adopt an OES. I have plenty of experiance with them. I live 1 hr. outside of philly. Keep me in mind. Carla James
I would like to know the price of a long haired chihuahua so I can buy me one sometime before the summertime ends this year okay I really love small puppies and I really want a long haired chihuahua one day soon mary schaefer
I will have a female chorkie for sale April 19th,I think,The Mom is a registered Chihuahua,she has her papers,she is long haired.The Dad is a Tea Cup Yorkie-as you see in my pic.He has his papers,but they were never mailed in,so therefore the puppy wont have papers,sorry to say. The puppy will be black and rust colored. They were born Feb. 21st. My tea cup yorkie weighs about 3 pounds,and the Mom weighs about 8 pounds I believe.Any other questions plz feel free to ask. Chanda Walden-Volz
i have a 2month old pure Queensland heeler name spike that needs a good home. I am not able to provide a warming home at this time due to being evicted because of having him. i received the puppy as a birthday present from my grandmother and i feel so bad that i cant provide for him. jordan
I've grown up with Chihuahuas. I got my first one about 4 years ago and since that shes had two liters of pups. My dad kept one of the first ones. He was a long hair and we all loved him very much. Just last friday he got hit and dad is so upset over it so we're trying to get a male long hair to breed with Misty, my dog. Wish me luck sammie
My first Westy, Phoebe lived with my daughter in England for 17 years. Lived all over the world. A lot of time on a bicycle in France. Wonderful, and my daughter totally bereft when sh died. I have a westi too, in the USA, she is now 10 years old. I adore her beyond words. The best in the world. I want to buy my daughter in England one. Very young. She lives in the heart of herefordshire. Where can I get an inexpensive one for her please. I,m going over to England April 11 th for two months and would like to find one for my daughter Tetesa. Love Marjorie hart Anonymous
Dalmatians are known for being energetic and playful, and they revel in human companionship. They are highly intelligent, and they have the potential to be good guard dogs. When selecting a Dalmatian, it is important to check for hearing problems, which are quite common among the breed. Skin allergies and urinary problems are also fairly common.
Dalmatian, Dalmatiner, Croatian, Dalmatinac, Firehouse Dog, Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Carriage Dog, Plum Pudding Dog. Nicknames include Dal and Dally.
The Dalmatian is a non-sporting breed known for its unique spotted coat. It can live indoors or out, but should remain sheltered during cold weather.
There is much debate over whether the Dalmatian actually originated in Dalmatia, a section of Croatia. It is known that this is a very old breed, with appearances in art dating back as far as ancient Egypt. The Dalmatian has worked as a hound, war dog, carriage dog, and more throughout the years, but it is best know as a mascot for firemen.
Popular Dalmatian hybrids include the Chimation (Chihuahua and Dalmatian mix) and the Sharmatian (Shar-Pei and Dalmatian mix).
Dalmatians are born solid white, but they later develop spots of black, or sometimes liver, lemon, dark blue, or brindle. Lean yet muscular, the Dalmatian can have a variety of eye and nose colors. Its ears are medium length. Males are 22-24 inches tall, females are 20-22 inches tall, and both usually weigh around 55 pounds.
Care and Feeding
Low protein diets are usually recommended for the Dalmatian to help prevent urinary problems. The best foods for the breed include lamb, poultry, and rice. Dalmatians shed heavily two times per year. They require frequent brushing, but should only be bathed when necessary.
Dalmatians need regular annual checkups to ensure that they remain healthy. Vaccinations are recommended as follows:
If your Dalmatian stays indoors, regular vacuuming will be necessary due to seasonally heavy shedding. Synthetic fibers in carpet and furniture may aggravate skin allergies, and should be avoided if possible.
Housing Your Dog
Dalmatians are active dogs, and they are best suited to living outdoors or in a large home. They need a yard to play in if possible.
Dalmatians are friendly dogs, and they get along well with children. Their high energy level may make them unsuitable for small children, however. They generally get along well with other pets, but males may be aggressive with other male dogs.
Handling and Training
The Dalmatian is a smart breed, and does well with consistent obedience training. Their cleanliness makes the easy to housebreak.
Dalmatians need lots and lots of exercise, including a daily walk or jog and ample opportunity to play. They love to run off-leash.
When choosing a mate for your Dalmatian, bloodlines should be checked for deafness and urinary problems. Dalmatians often have large litters, up to 15 puppies.
Common Health Problems
Urinary problems can often be treated with proper diet, and may sometimes require medication. Skin allergies may also be a problem. Your veterinarian can determine the best course of action to alleviate these.
Dalmatians are not excessively common, so finding a good breeder may take some work. Prices vary greatly.