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Mac

Dalmatian

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder),
Bred dog myself

Gender: Male

Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books, Group classes with a professional, I’ve taught bird care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

5/5

Emotionally stable

N/A

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

N/A

Safe with small pets

N/A

Doesn’t bark a lot

2/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

4/5

Dalmatian

By

Barnesville, Ohio, United States

Posted November 13, 2009

Mac was the best of the best dogs. Dalmatians can be the best of the
best or the worst of the worst which is why one should not get a
Dalmatian from a pet shop. 30% might be hearing defective. 4% form
life threatening bladder stones which require expensive lifetime care.
There are temperament problems in some individuals that are
irreversible.
Mac was Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response tested
"Normal/Perfect" as a pup. He earned a Championship title in AKC
competition along with obedience titles. He helped with raising
children, he never acted inappropriately with people or livestock and
was a huge help to me on the farm throughout his entire life. He was a
"lot of dog" and was strong and did shed little white hairs all over
everywhere. He was such an amazing dog that it was a small price to
pay for the priviliage of his companionship. Mac traveled all over the
country with me and was well behaved in hotels and in "high society."

There are now Dalmatians bred with the Normal/Perfect gene for Uric Acid Metabolism. Please Google NUA Dalmatians to find information on this important development for the breed. These Dalmatians have not yet been accepted buy the members of the Dalmatian Club of America but are being carefully bred by the Dalmatians of North America Group. (I belong to both.) The gene for Normal Uric Acid Metabolism was incorporated to address the high levels of Uric Acid and their relation to the life threatening incidence of Urate stone development in the AKC Dalmatian population.

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