Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Dalmatian

Dalmatian
Dalmatian
Dalmatian
The picturesque spotting of the Dalmatian makes this breed among the most distinctive of dogs. Pups are born white and begin to acquire their black or liver spots at about two weeks old. Although a breed of ancient lineage, in Victorian times the Dalmatian gained a reputation as a carriage dog and ran with the horses, either out in front, beside or behind the carriage of the nobility.
The Dalmatian had a natural affinity with horses, a trait that is still very strong today. Put most Dalmatians anywhere near a horse and they will immediately go and greet it. Any dog that has been a drover of cattle, a trekker in two World Wars and the Vietnam War, earned a place on the racing fire engine, been the darling of the Victorian dandy, a show dog, a trick dog, a gundog, and a hunter, need only be given half a chance to win a place in your heart and your life.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Dalmatians can live up to 12 years of age, but with the proper care and attention and fed the right nutrition they will often live up to 14 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Dalmatians are fun loving, natural clowns with both elegance and humour being hallmarks of the breed. Their "smile" is often taken for a snarl, until one spots the madly wagging tail.The breed's fairly sensitive nature also craves human company and affection.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Dalmatians can share their home quite comfortably with other pets.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Cleanliness and the need for minimal grooming are other much-appreciated characteristics of the breed. Having a short dense coat, Dalmatians only need an occasional brushing to present a well-groomed appearance. Being strong active dogs, they need to be kept under control and obedience training is recommended. As they are active dogs, they require a good walk every day and need a well-fenced yard.

Please take note:
Dalmatians may be predisposed to bladder stones. Some dogs are prone to skin trouble, while some are born deaf.

IDEAL OWNERS

Dalmatians are perfect as a companion, a watchdog, and a marvelous pet for the family, but as they are strong and active they do need to be kept under control.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Dalmatian is the dog for you and you are prepared to give it the training this intelligent dog craves, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Michelle Bennett Seanmya NSW Contact
Sheree Allsop Outrunner WA Contact
Debbie Bisley debtin VIC Contact
Toni Bale Lotzadotz Dalmatians QLD Contact
Jonathan and Shellie Marshall Pampard VIC Contact
Kerryn and Greg Harvey Instride SA Contact
Belinda Beves Zaland NSW Contact
Fran Darling Paceaway QLD Contact
Dianne Boyle Dimidal VIC Contact
Maria Nethercott Spotofclass & Alacritylab VIC Contact
Caroline Byrnes-Suchy Karridgeway NSW Contact
Denise Bennett Luvdbi VIC Contact
Terry and Sandra Irving Ozzispot QLD Contact
Lyndsay Hubball Emerlyn VIC Contact
Chris Spencer Topspot SA Contact
Rebecca Woiwade Lukius ACT Contact
Dianne Wright Starswept NSW Contact
Jan and Ivan Kirin KIRINDAL ACT Contact
Michelle Collinge Ozdotz Dalmatians QLD Contact
Jenny Allan Throdice QLD Contact
Nicola and Mark Clarke Outlook VIC Contact
Richard and Tracey Williams Underfoot VIC Contact
Louise Frey Ditsydally QLD Contact
julieann bolton stablemate SA Contact
Philippa Hurst Yarrowfell ACT Contact
Adam & Michelle Booth Adstaff TAS Contact
Renee Machon BixiesFix NSW Contact
Garry and Janis Wombwell Belnova VIC Contact
Sarah Newman Topspott VIC Contact
Sheridan Reed DeChanceDal WA Contact
Joan Harrison Rondaglen VIC Contact
Tim Dash Brondeal WA Contact
Ernie Frappa Heavens candy VIC Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
Kirstin Bullen PHELIX VIC Contact
Michele Bennett Seanmya Kennels TAS Contact
Jenny Clark-Pearman Trudals VIC Contact
Susan Lonsdale Dalsue VIC Contact
Anne Lenne Lendalbas VIC Contact
Megan Bennett Likadyce QLD Contact
Joe Richardson Hrvatska VIC Contact
Norma Kimber Caroche VIC Contact
Philippa Hurst Yarrowfell ACT Contact
Cynthia Graham Gracnbrook QLD Contact
Belinda Heersema Beltzu NSW Contact
Joshua & Mellissa Grant & Watt Johgra QLD Contact
Yanina Smith paseya TAS Contact
Maxine Lee Yarrinarra QLD Contact
Lee Oliver Olivespot NSW Contact
Cecilia Langton-Bunker CCDals VIC Contact
Terry Irving OZZISPOT QLD Contact
Adam Booth Adstaff TAS Contact
Alison Tabrett Neilroa TAS Contact
Alison Tabrett Neilros TAS Contact
Trish Dyet Silvafyre ACT Contact
Melissa O'Brien Thunderspot NSW Contact
Kelly Britten Icspots ACT Contact
Hayley Stubberfield GypsieMagic NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)