Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Temperament: Intelligent, Noble, Adventurous & Hardy
LUA- Low Uric Acid - Dalmatians have normal levels of uric acid and they are not prone to forming the kidney and bladder stones and other problems that are caused by hyperuricosuria. LUA Dalmatians can eat a normal diet.
HUA- High Uric Acid - These dogs are prone to forming kidney/bladder stones and they need a diet low in purines, lots of water and frequent potty breaks to prevent this problem. By following good instructions you can decrease the chances of this happening. Good information in the links below. We have multiple HUA Dalmatian and treat them all the same as our LUA's when it comes to feeding, care and vet treatment. We haven't had any issues with them nor our puppies.
Both coats shed the same amount, however the long coat does require to be groomed a little more insuring that it does not matte around the areas of the tail, neck and legs.
The Long coat is soft like a minky blanket and thicker vs the Short Coat is coarse it doesn't require as much grooming.
The gene responsible for giving a Dalmatian longer hair is a naturally occurring recessive trait in the Dalmatian breed. Longcoat Dalmatians are purebred Dalmatians, not the result of outcrossing or mixed breeding. One of the first well known longcoat Dalmatians was named Sally. She was whelped November 14th, 1943 and belonged to Dr. and Mrs. Leakey. Longcoat Dalmatians are the same as any other Dalmatian. The only difference is in their coat. They are not prone to any additional health problems.
Though Long Coat Dalmatians are not qualified for the AKC show ring they are allowed to compete in agility, dock diving, obedience and much more.
I am continuing to learn as I enjoy it and there is always new knowledge to inquire. It is always good to do your research and to have accurate information.
I look forward to doing the work for the Dalmatian breed and continuing the quality work.
My breeding program for our Dalmatians is concentrating on the bone structure, temperament, conformation, pedigree and willingness to please while keeping the LUA at a focus point as well.
I will be fully testing each of our Dalmatians, to help know the genetics of each dog in return will help me place the right pair together producing healthy sound well rounded Dalmatian puppies.
*I do plan to produce Short & Long Coat White & Black along with White & Liver.
*At this time I will not be offering breeding rights until I produce a third to fourth generation. Due to the heavy line breeding that has been done by other breeders, I want to expand the pedigree. *This means that the pedigree needs new bloodlines as the same bloodline has been used over and over without adding any new, which in return if not done you start to lose important traits like structure, temperament and add health issues.
**This is the reason I have invested into this breed, to help expand the lines for future responsible breeders of the long coat Dalmatians.
ALL WE ASK YOU:
There are only a few things I ask of you. Read all you can on our website, before committing to a breeder, do your homework on the breeder and the breed you are looking to add to your family. If you have any questions for us please feel free to email us. We enjoy sharing our knowledge.
Know that if you don't get a puppy from us that we hope you do your research and get a healthy sound puppy.
When it comes time for you to go through the interview process before we accept a deposit to hold your spot we go through a simple list of questions just to make sure you are able to provide and know all that is needed for a puppy of this breed. Nothing to be worried about I love helping everyone that goes through this process and to insure that you know we are here for you and puppy from the time of your first email/ contact with us, all the way through puppy life stages, to the time your puppy goes over the rainbow bridge. We are committed to the program I have started, to the dogs we have and puppies I produce all through their life stages.
-HUA SHORT COAT $1,300-2,500
-HUA LONG COAT $1,500-3,500
-LUA Short Coat $2,000-7,500
-LUA Long Coat $2,500-7,500
-HUA SHORT COAT $2,500-5,000
-HUA LONG COAT $3,500-5,000
-LUA Short Coat $4,500-10,000
-LUA Long Coat $4,500-10,000
From: The Complete Dog Book
Offical Publication of the American Kennel Club
Eighteenth Edition, 1992
No breed has a more interesting background or a more disputed heritage than that dog from long ago, the Dalmatian. His beginning is buried so deep in the past that researchers cannot agree as to his origin. As to the great age of the breed, and the fact that it has come through many centuries unchanged, investigators are in complete agreement.
Models, engravings, paintings, and writings of antiquity have been used with fair excuse but no certainty to claim the spotted dog first appeared in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Perhaps some of the divergencies in opinion as to the original home of the Dalmatian can be accounted for by the fact that the dog has frequently been found in bands of Romanies, and that like his gypsy masters, he has been well known but not located definitely in any one place. Authoritative writers place him first as a positive entity in Dalmatia, a province of Austria on the Eastern shore of the coast of Venice. Though he has been accredited with a dozen nationalities and has as many native names - he is nicknamed by the English, the English Coach Dog, the Carriage Dog, the Plum Pudding Dog, the Fire House Dog, and the Spotted Dick - it is from his first proved home that he takes his correct name, the Dalmatian. We find references to him as Dalmatian in the middle eighteenth century. There is no question whatsoever that his lineage is as ancient and his record as straight as that of other breeds.
His activities have been as varied as his reputed ancestors. He has been a dog of war, a sentinel on the borders of Dalmatia and Croatia. He has been employed as draft dog, as shepherd. He is excellent on rats and vermin. He is well known for his heroic performances as fire-apparatus follower and fire-house mascot. As a sporting dog he has been used as bird dog, as trail hound, as retriever, or in packs for boar or stag hunting. His retentive memory had made him one of the most dependable clowners in circuses and on the stage. Down through the years the intelligence and willingness of the Dalmatian have found him in practically every role to which useful dogs are assigned.
Most important among his talents has been his status as the original, one-and-only coaching dog. The imaginative might say that his coaching days go back to an engraving of a spotted dog following an Egyptian chariot! Even the practical minded will find no end of proof, centuries old, of the Dalmatian, with ears entirely cropped away and padlocked brass collar, plying his natural trade as follower and guardian of the horse-drawn vehicle.
He is physically fitted for road work. In his makeup, speed and endurance are blended to a nicety. His gait has beauty of motion and swiftness, and he has the strength, vitality, and fortitude to keep going gaily till the journey's end. The instinct for coaching is bred in him, born in him, and trained in him through the years. The Dalmatian takes to a horse as a horse takes to him, and that is to say, like a duck to water. He may work in the old way, clearing the path before the Tally Ho with dignity and determination, or following on with his ermine spottings in full view to add distinction to an equipage. He may coach under the rear axle, the front axle, or, most difficult of all, under the pole between the leaders and the wheelers. Wherever he works, it is with the love of the game in his heart and with the skill which has won him the title of the only recognized carriage dog in the world. His penchant for working is his most renowned characteristic, but it in no way approaches his capacity for friendship.
There is no dog more picturesque than this spotted fellow with his slick white coat gaily decorated with clearly defined round spots of jet black, or, in the liver variety, deep brown. He does not look like any other breed, for his markings are peculiarly his own. He is strong-bodied, clean-cut, colorful, and distinctive. His flashy spottings are the culmination of ages of careful breeding.
His aristocratic bearing does not belie him, for the Dalmatian is first of all a gentleman. He is a quiet chap, and the ideal guard dog, distinguishing nicely between barking for fun or with a purpose. His courtesy never fails with approved visitors, but his protective instinct is highly developed and he has the courage to defend. As a watchdog he is sensible and dependable. He is not everyone's dog - no casual admirer will break his polite reserve, for he has a fine sense of distinction as to whom he belongs. Fashion has not distorted the Dalmatian. He is born pure white, develops quickly and requires no cropping, docking, stripping, or artifices of any sort. He is all ready for sport or the show ring just as nature made him. He is extremely hardy, an easy keeper, suited to any climate. He requires only the minimum of care, for he is sturdy and neat and clean.
Liberty is why I fell in LOVE for the long coats and Dalmatian breed.
Liberty is a Long Coat HUA female Fully tested Baer tested, Thyroid and OFA Hip.
Ellie is a LUA Long Coat, quick to learning, loves water and enjoys a run. Ellie has all of her testing completed BAER testing, Penn Hip and Thyroid.
Bell is a Short Coat LUA and has a bright future a head of her. Sweet and loving personality, my little cuddle bug. Bell has all of her testing completed BAER testing, Penn Hip and Thyroid.
General is a short coat HUA. He has such a great personality; I refer to him as my old man. General has all his testing except awaiting OFA Hip result
Talon is our HUA Long Coat sire, high drive, loyal, quick learner, enjoys walks and is a great protector. Talon is fully tested, awaiting OFA Hip