Hybrid Breed

Dalmatian + Poodle


Dalmatian and Poodle Mix - a hybrid breed

The Dalmadoodle is a mixed breed bred from the Dalmatian and the Poodle. They are very loving, intelligent and energetic and have many incredible qualities. They are known for their silky white coat with black or brown patches and are usually a handsome size. These hybrid dogs are adaptable and playful, but they are also reliable and loyal and can relate well to people. They make good companions and are suitable for families with children. They are also easy to train and require only moderate exercise, making them a great compromise between a Dalmatian and a Poodle.

Alternate Name -
Origin Croatia - Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level average to high - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Dalmatian and Poodle mix - Such is probably his nature.

Dalmatian and Poodle mixes are a very lovable and sociable breed. These hybrids are usually intelligent, friendly and affectionate. They are also very loyal and prefer family activities, but they can also be good alone. Since they are long-lived, they are a worthwhile investment and a good choice for people who want to have a puppy for a long time.

These mixed breeds are active and energetic, which means they need regular exercise and exercise. They are better suited for families with quite a bit of free time and a nice yard so they can let off steam. Since Dalmatians have energy and intelligence in common, it is recommended to provide them with employment and training.

Dalmadoodles are not only loyal, but also hand-tame. This makes them the perfect companions as they love any kind of attention and care. Dalmatians and Poodles are both hardy breeds, although this can vary with hybrids. Since they are active, they should be given healthy and nutritious food to ensure they get the proper nutrition.

Overall, Dalmatian-Poodle mixes are loyal, sociable dogs that love children. They need space and mental as well as physical activity to stay healthy and happy. With the right grooming routines and lots of love and affection, these dogs can live happy and content lives for a long time.

What diseases can occur in Dalmadoodle.

The Dalmatian Poodle Mix is a popular cross between the Dalmatian and the Standard or Miniature Poodle. The resulting dog, often called the Dalmadoodle, is a handsome, loyal and faithful dog, but it can have some health issues to be aware of.

One of the most well-known health problems that Dalmadoodles unfortunately face is Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in young dogs. This disease usually occurs within the first three years of life and is associated with severe seizures. Although the cause of SDS is still unclear, regular veterinary visits can help detect it early and possibly consider treatment options.

Dalmadoodles also sometimes suffer from inherited conditions such as Elbow Dysplasia and Luxation of the Patellar Ligament. This is a condition where the elbow joints are abnormally shaped and painful. Patellar luxation is a movement disorder in which the patella is in the wrong place and the knee cannot be fully bent. Both conditions can be treated surgically.

The dalmadoodle is also prone to digestive problems and allergies, especially to foods. A change in diet can help alleviate these problems. The onset of heart problems, such as mitral valve regurgitation, is also possible. Another disease that occurs in dalmadoodles is hereditary kidney disease. Therefore, it is very important to keep up with regular veterinary exams to detect and treat problems early.

Although Dalmadoodles can have some health problems, they are generally hardy dogs that require continuous care and maintenance to ensure their overall condition. If they go through regular checkups, they are generally a happy and healthy pet.

A Dalmatian and Poodle mixed breed has a soft, shiny coat. It is mostly black and white, but can also be brown or white with black or brown spots. The dog's coat is very versatile and can be adapted to different weather conditions. The Dalmatian-Poodle mix usually has a short coat, but it is still soft and dense. The color of the coat is a combination of black, white, brown and gray, making the dog very attractive and distinctive. Such a dog can serve both as a favorite for master and mistress, and as a unique member of the family.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Dalmadoodle is a mix of a Dalmatian and a Poodle. This hybrid dog breed is a compact, medium-sized dog with a broad chest. It grows to be about 45 to 55 cm tall and weighs about 13 to 20 kg. She has a round, energetic face and her head is cap-like. Her distinctive short coat is white with dark gray or black patches. Her hair is thick, straight and dense, it may also have a slight curl. Their ears are flat and hang close to the head. They have a strong back, moderately broad shoulders and a robust skeletal structure. They do not show distinct characteristics of one parent over the other. Some have more of a poodle-like appearance, while others look more like a Dalmatian.

Fur length short - medium
Fur flat coated - curly
Ear shape Triangle - Floppy Ear
Tail lang
Anatomy sporty, slim, sporty
Size ♀ 45 - 60 cm
Weight ♀ 16 - 28 kg
Size ♂ 45 - 61 cm
Weight ♂ 16 - 28 kg
Suitable For -
  • Allergies

    Can occur in a number of breeds, regardless of genetic makeup.

  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • A Dalmatian-Poodle mix breed usually has a very friendly, gentle and playful character.

  • Dalmatian-Poodle mixes are intelligent and eager to learn dogs and have the ability to adapt to different situations. They can be easily trained to learn new commands.

  • Dalmatian-Poodle mixes need enough exercise to stay healthy and satisfy their need for exercise. They need at least an hour a day of fresh air and regular play and exercise to challenge themselves.

  • Most Dalmatian-Poodle mixes benefit from a medium layering lifestyle that ensures ample free time as well as allows for regular training and play.

  • The ideal living space for a Dalmatian-Poodle mix should be a large space with enough room for play and activities. It should also have a quiet corner where the dog can retreat and relax.

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