If you are considering adopting a long haired Dalmatian, you should know what to expect from its long coat. The fur grows two to four inches long, a far cry from the short coat of a ‘normal’ Dal. The fur is also highly resistant to dander, and it can grow to several inches long in old age. This is why you should always get a dog from a reputable breeder, because the breeder will have advice on feeding and training your new friend.
Long-haired dalmations are larger and heavier than regular dalmatians. The hairy coat helps them stay cleaner for a longer period of time, and they don’t require bathing as often. A Dalmatian should be bathed in a tub, not an inside shower. Avoid using human shampoo on your long-haired Dalmatian. It may irritate their skin and cause an allergic reaction. The coat length is influenced by receding genetics.
A long-haired Dalmatian can be very friendly and tolerant of children. However, if you don’t socialize them well, they can become aggressive. As with any type of dog, long-haired Dalmatians shed more, and they will fill your home with their hair. Since long-haired Dalmatians are not hypoallergenic, they aren’t recommended for people with allergies.
A dalmatian with long hair is considered a “longhaired” dalmatian. A longhaired dalmatian has a thicker coat that is longer and wavier. Longhaired dalmatians were a rage on the Internet in December 2012 after an owner shared pictures of his long-haired dog on Reddit. This post received over 6 million views in 24 hours!
One of the most common health concerns among Long Haired Dalmatians is excessive uric acid production. If this is left unchecked, the dalmatian could develop bladder stones, kidney stones, or gout. You can prevent this condition by feeding your pet a low-purine diet that contains fewer meat products and eggs. Furthermore, long-haired dalmatians are prone to joint deterioration and bone spurs in old age.