Meet my Dalmatian Sammi the site mascot! You will find her photos throughout the site. She is a liver spot Dalmatian with
energy to spare and a heart of gold! Photos also feature Sunny her friend and companion. If there is water near Sunny will
be right there! Then there is Chandler, Sammi's brother he is the newest addition to our family.
is built for long distance endurance. It is well-muscled, without being coarse, with a capacious, deep chest. The coat is
quite short and predominantly white with distinctive round spots in either black or liver (brown).
The Dalmatian is an active, energetic dog that enjoys lots of exercise. Dalmatians are people-like and people oriented
offering you a full toothed smile when you enter the room. They do best when given the opportunity to spend lots of time with
and around their families. So if you have the energy and the time to give lots of love. The Dalmation maybe just the addition
your family is looking for!
Hereditary deafness is a condition prevalent in Dalmatians. This is a polygenic problem,
which means that it can't currently be bred out of the breed. ALL Dalmatian bloodlines suffer from deafness. There are some
individual dogs who produce few deaf puppies in their offspring. Approximately 8% of the breed are born completely deaf, and
another 22% to 24% are born with unilateral hearing, or hearing in one ear only. Normal puppies will have hearing in both
ears, known as bilateral normal hearing. All puppies are born with their ear canals closed, which should open at 12-16 days.
The deafness is characterized by the permanent deterioration by the age of six weeks in the organs of Corti, the group of
nerve cells inside the cochlea that detect sound. The loss cannot be reversed or corrected. All Dalmatian puppies should be
definitively tested for deafness.
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