Dalmatian Breeders Woodbridge VA

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Haus Juris Kennels
(703) 594-9925
11910 Valley View Dr
Nokesville, VA
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German Shepherd Dog

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Alaskan Malamute Assistance League
(419) 512-2423
4708 Columbia Road
Annandale, FL
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Alaskan Malamute

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Southland Kennels
(540) 752-7591
35 Misty Lane
Stafford, VA
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Labrador Retriever

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Komondor Club of America
(734) 433-0417
2828 Emblys Gap Rd
Roseland, VA
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Komondor

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Shaw's Kennels
(540) 720-5588
147 Ramoth Church Rd
Stafford, VA
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American Pit Bull Terrier

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Ballyhoo Irish Water Spaniels
(703) 272-8339
8605 Ardfour Lane
Annandale, VA
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Irish Water Spaniel

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Shaw's Kennels
(540) 720-5588
147 Ramoth Church Rd
Stafford, VA
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American Pit Bull Terrier

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York Kennels
(434) 922-7714
PO Box 35
Amherst, VA
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American Pit Bull Terrier

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Joseph Kuzmics
(434) 374-2969
292 Henrico Rd
Buffalo Junction, VA
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Cairn Terrier

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Chateau De Chief King Shepherd
(703) 737-3813
17661 Sunrise View Ct
Leesburg, VA
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King Shepherd

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Dalmatian Information, Pictures of Dalmatians

Dalmatian Dogs

The Dalmatian we know today comes from a long line of “coach dogs,” bred to chase horse-drawn carriages day and night. They are tough, dependable and have an incredible stamina. If you’re a cross-country runner or daily jogger, you may have met your match: Dalmatians can keep up with the most intense runners. And for those who live on a ranch or farm, Dalmatians have an instinctive calming effect on horses that goes back to their carriage-guarding days.

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What They Are Like to Live With

Well-trained and socialized Dalmatians can prove to be both gentle and gentlemanly, displaying good manners and a quiet demeanor, even around strangers. However, they do have a boisterous side that comes from their incredible energy and stamina. For this reason, they may not be the best pets around very small children. But their intentions are always good and they make superb playmates for older children. They also have keen protective instincts that make them very effective guard dogs.

Things You Should Know

Dalmatians are people-oriented dogs. They should not be left alone in the house for long periods of time. Without adequate amounts of attention (and, of course, exercise) they can get a little destructive, digging up gardens, chewing objects and barking excessively.

These dogs like to wander. If allowed to roam, they could be gone for days, exploring different areas of the neighborhood—or county, for that matter—and feeding their curiosity. Make sure your backyard fence doesn’t have any escape hatches, and keep your Dalmatian on a leash at all times in public.

Dalmatians are very clean and tidy, but they do shed quite a bit. They have heavy spring and fall shedding seasons, but also keep shedding year-round. Daily brushing is needed to keep up with the excess. Also, Dalmatians can be sensitive to cold. Don’t leave them outside in cold weather and be sure they have a sweater for those winter strolls.

A healthy Dalmatian can live as long as 12 years. Common health issues include skin allergies and deafness (10 percent of Dalmatians are born with at least partial deafness). They can also get bladder stones, which can be limited with a low-purine diet.

Dalmatian History

Although Dalmatians have been living in Europe, Asia and Africa for centuries, little is known of their origin. Dating back to ancient Egypt, they have been used as guard dogs, dogs of war, circus performers, bird dogs, retrievers and of course firehouse mascots. But Dalmatians really made their name in the 19th century as “coach dogs”—their natural quickness, agility, protectiveness and affinity for horses made them perfectly suited for following horse-drawn carriages and guarding them when their owners went indoors. The American Kennel Club first registered them in 1888, and the Dalmatian Club of America was started seventeen years later.

The Look of a Dalmatian

Dalmatians are lean, medium-sized, well-proportioned dogs...

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