The lemon dalmatian dog breed is one of the oldest dogs in existence, probably having evolved from ancient Dalmatia, now Croatia. Although the exact origin of this dog breed is disputed by scientists, many believe that Dalmatians may have come from Egypt. The Dalmatian’s distinctive lemon color is due to a gene that makes it look like a yellow Labrador. The breed’s color ranges from a very pale yellow to a deep red.
This breed of dog is intelligent and active like any other recognized dalmatian. It should get lots of exercise and socialization. The lemon dalmatian, like all dalmatians should receive complete physical stimulation to ensure its health and well-being. Although a lemon dalmatian may not be as susceptible to deafness than its dalmatian cousins it must still receive lots of attention and stimulation.
The problem with the Lemon Dalmatian is its inability to digest protein. This can lead to kidney stones. The Dalmatians are very active and cannot properly digest undigested protein. Undigested protein can buildup in the kidneys, causing many health problems. To help combat this problem, owners should feed their dog small amounts of protein, along with lots of water. The water also helps keep the kidneys clean.
The lemon Dalmatian is distinct from the yellow or light brown Dalmatian. Its coat is initially white and develops spots over several weeks. Lemon dalmatians are whiter than their black-and-white counterparts. These spots are not considered disqualifying, but they can be a nuisance. They are often a sign that the dog is not eating well.
The long-haired lemon Dalmatian requires a lot attention. It should be brushed at minimum three times per week depending on how long it is. It is also vital to bathe the dog at least once every six weeks to keep its coat shiny. Lemon Dalmatians should be bathed at the very least once per month.
The unique coloring of the Lemon Dalmatian is not indicative that it is ill. Due to two copies of the “e” recessive gene, a lemon Dalmatian’s coat is yellow-spotted. Although the spots can be subtle or bright, they are distinctive enough to distinguish a Lemon Dalmatian from one with a different color. A Lemon Dalmatian’s nose and eyes are black, but their overall coloring is white.