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Weight: 20-50 lbs.
Energy Level: High
The Corgi Dalmatian is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 12-15 years
The Corgi Dalmatian is a hybrid breed of the Corgi and the Dalmatian. This mixed breed is considered to be quite healthy with the only major medical concern being deafness. There are some secondary concerns to be on the lookout for including eye problems, hip dysplasia, allergies, and back problems. When it comes to the health of your pup, it is important that you take a look at both of the parents and work with a reputable breeder who screens his or her pups. A top of the line breeder will work to flush out any genetic or inherited conditions from the blood lines and will aim to minimize health issues in the pups it breeds.
Deafness may occur in your Corgi Dalmatian and stems from the Dalmatian side of the pup. Deafness is often an overtime condition, but it can often just happen suddenly. Take your pup to the vet immediately if you notice anything abnormal. If your pup is deaf, it may require some additional time to train him or her properly and to learn how to communicate. A deaf pup needs nurturing and you will need to be patient with him or her.
Eye problems may arise in your Corgi Dalmatian, so you do need to monitor their eye health and report any problems you notice to your veterinarian. The most common eye problem is an eye infection, which usually does not become serious and can be corrected with antibiotics. Other eye problems include dry eyes, cataracts, and blindness.
Hip dysplasia is another condition that your pup may have. This condition occurs when the hip joint is not properly formed or the actual joint does not fit properly into the socket. When this happens, unnecessary pressure is placed on the joint and causes pain.
It is not uncommon for your Corgi Dalmatian to have allergies. The allergies can range from a skin allergy to any other type of allergy or condition. If you notice that your pup is itchy, irritated, or has a rash, you should take your pup to the veterinarian right away to screen for the problem and to figure out a course of action to correct it.
Lastly, your pup may run into back problems at some point during his or her life. This could be something mild such as a pulled muscles or it could be more painful such as arthritis. If you notice that your pup has any problem standing or walking, talk to your veterinarian right away.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Corgi Dalmatian is considered to be a playful, loving, sweet, and smart. You will find that this breed wants to please you and works hard to make sure he or she does.
This pup is obedient, but also has a lot of energy and is ready to play the moment someone will give him or her a little bit of attention.
While your pup will be active, you will find that he or she will wind down and show you a lot of love and provide snuggles throughout the night. Despite the size of your Corgi Dalmatian, he or she will try to be a lap dog.
This breed is known to fit in well with any household and he or she will do well with other children and pets. The Corgi Dalmatian will need to be socialized from an early age.
Your Corgi Dalmatian needs to spend time outside playing and will require a couple of walks throughout the day of about 30 minutes each.
Training is not too difficult with this breed and he or she will respond well to your commands, especially when your pup knows a treat will follow good behavior. Be sure to use positive tactics and avoid using harsh methods as this will not provide good results.
Your Corgi Dalmatian will have easy to moderate grooming needs depending on the parent breed that he or she has more likeness to. Dalmatians are known to shed quite a bit, so you may find yourself cleaning up hair often.
It is important that you brush your pup’s coat once per day to help minimize shedding as well. You need to bathe your Corgi Dalmatian on a regular basis and should do so approximately once every 4 to 6 weeks. It is important you purchase a shampoo that is mild.
Your Corgi Dalmatian will eat between 1 1/2 cups and 2 1/2 cups of dry food per day. You need to feed your pup a quality dry food, so that he or she does not become obese. The best food for your Corgi Dalmatian will be one that is made with natural ingredients and does not contains any chemicals, by products, or fillers. You should look for a food that contains chicken products, rice, and whole wheat. If you are unsure as to what the best food to feed your pup is, ask your veterinarian or the breeder you purchase the pup from for recommendations
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A Corgi Dalmatian puppy will cost you anywhere between $300 and $800 depending on the breeder you choose. In addition to this cost, you should factor in other costs for the care of your puppy including veterinarian checkups, preventative medicines, food, and more. These additional costs can range from $400 to $1,000 per year.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Corgi Dalmatian is a wonderful breed and will offer you many snuggles and laughs at the same time. This breed does have some moderate grooming needs, but trains easy and is wonderful with kids when socialized early on. This breed ranks a 2.
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