BREEDING RECOMMENDATIONS AND
BREEDING PROJECTS FOR THE DALMATIAN
The Dalmatian is an old and healthy breed that reaches a high average lifespan. Exaggerations were mostly avoided, so the breed should generally be preserved unchanged and does not require any fundamental breeding corrections. Nevertheless, it should be noted that there are breed-specific genetic disadvantages, and that general health risks can also occur in healthy breeds. In addition, care must be taken in breeding to keep the gene pool diverse through appropriate measures.