Dalmatian Husky

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45-50 lbs
16-20"
United States
Dalmatian
Siberian Husky
Dalmatian – Siberian Husky Hybrid

The Dalmatian Husky is a mixture of a Dalmatian and Siberian Husky. He is a very active dog; he may also require a little more patience when training. He is playful, energetic, and very loving. He is also good with children. He requires a moderate amount of grooming, especially if he inherits the thick coat of his Husky parent. The Dalmatian Husky requires a good bit of activity. He may gain weight if not he does not receive an adequate amount of exercise. Often, the Dalmatian Husky will look much like the Siberian Husky parent; however, some Dalmatian Huskies have spots like their Dalmatian parent.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Dalmatian and Siberian Husky

Dalmatian Husky Health

Average Size
Height: 18-22 inches Weight: 55-60 lbs
Height: 16-20 inches Weight: 45-50 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Minor Concerns
  • None
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • CT Scan
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Dalmatian Husky Breed History

There is not a lot of information on the Dalmatian Husky breed itself, but we can learn about the parent breeds in order to understand what to expect from the hybrid breed. The Dalmatian is most often associated with fire departments. His characteristic dots make him stand out among other dogs. Most adults have seen 101 Dalmatians, the Disney movie. So, most people are quite familiar with the Dalmatian. However, they may not know very much about the breed and how it originated. Experts cannot pinpoint the exact origin of the Dalmatian. The dog traveled with the nomadic Romanies. In Dalmatia, they were used as guard dogs and they adopted the name Dalmatian. They have also been used as ratters, shepherds, retrievers, and have even entertained with the circus. The Dalmatian was developed as a coaching dog in England, running alongside a coach or underneath the coach. When the horses rested, the Dalmatian served as their guardian. Even today, Dalmatians and horses instinctively get along. In the United States, the Dalmatian accompanied the horses pulling fire coaches. He has even been known to rescue people from burning buildings. Today, firehouses across the United States use the Dalmatian as their mascot. The Husky originated among the Chukchi, a band of native nomads. While the exact origin of the Husky is unknown, DNA does confirm that the Husky is one of the oldest dog breeds. Not only did the dogs provide transportation for their owners, but they also slept inside with the families, possibly to help with warmth. The Husky was brought to Alaska in 1908 where they became sled dogs.

Dalmatian Husky Breed Appearance

The Dalmatian Husky will be a combination of both parent breeds, the Dalmatian and the Siberian Husky. While there is not a lot of information about the Dalmatian Husky breed itself, we can study the parent breeds in order to determine what the Dalmatian Husky will look like. The Dalmatian is generally white with a host of black spots; however, there are variations on this. Some Dalmatians will have patches rather than spots. Most Dalmatians are born white and the spots develop over time. Those with patches will be born with them. Some may have large patches of liver or black patches with no white hair at all. However, these are the exception. Most Dalmatians have the tell-tale spots. Rarely, there is a tri-color Dalmatian. He will have tan markings on the head, neck, chest, leg, or tail of a black or liver spotted dog. Regardless of his coloring, the Dalmatian will have soft, fine, satiny hair. It has been compared to velvet. The Husky has a double coat with thick, medium-length hair. Husky colors vary. They may be totally black, black with white markings, pure white with colored markings. There may be red or copper colored markings as well. They may have brown or blue eyes. Often, the face has a “mask” marking, which distinguishes the breed from others. Most Dalmatian Huskies are seen with a thick Husky-like coat and tend to be black and white, either with spots or with large patches of black and white. Their tails are smaller than that of the Husky but are somewhat furry and curl a bit over the back.

Eye Color Possibilities
Blue
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Dalmatian Husky Breed Maintenance

The Dalmatian Husky tends to shed. In order to keep on top of the fur that will be lost on a daily basis and thus spread around your home, use a pin brush every morning or evening. This hybrid, if living in a warmer climate, may shed even more than normal. Don't be discouraged though - no clipping of the fur is required and bathing is not needed often either, unless your hybrid likes to roll in the dirt when outside. His fur does not tend to mat or tangle so brushing will be enough. Due to the possible density of the coat a deshedding tool could come in handy. As with all breeds, maintaining the teeth and nails is a must. Brushing a few times a week will go a long way towards keeping his pearly whites in shape. The nails of an active breed often wear down nicely on their own; if not, trim them a few times a month,

Brushes for Dalmatian Husky
Pin Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Dalmatian Husky Temperament

Your Dalmatian Husky is a loving, intelligent dog. The Husky is a pack dog, and owners should remember that they need a definitive leader. If not, the Husky will attempt to become the “Alpha” dog. Because of this trait, your hybrid can be destructive if he does not receive adequate exercise or becomes bored. He should never be left alone for long hours. There is evidence that a Husky once chewed through a cement wall. Your Dalmatian Husky also enjoy digging, and it is advised that you teach him to dig in a designated area. He is so driven to dig that it is easier to train him to dig in one place than to try to completely break him of the habit. While it may seem that the Dalmatian Husky might be a challenging breed, they are also quite playful and charming. They are mischievous but good-humored. They rarely bark, but they may howl from time to time. Your hybrid may not be a good apartment dog. He is better suited to a home with a large yard. It should also be mentioned here that a Husky should wear a harness and not a leash. They pull so hard that they may injure you, and leashes can have a tendency to injure the throat. As for interaction with children, since the Dalmatian Husky is exuberant and highly active, he should be supervised when with kids and ideally, a home with adults only or a family with teenagers willing to work with the training is best.

Dalmatian Husky Activity Requirements

The Dalmatian Husky is a rather active dog. It is recommended that he gets ample exercise and activity time so that he can not only maintain a healthy weight, but also refrain from those destructive behaviors that this hybrid has a tendency to get into. Your Dalmatian Husky will enjoy long walks or a brisk jog with you. He will also enjoy the dog park. The Dalmatian parent breed loves to run and play. The Husky loves to dig. Adequate exercise will help redirect his energy into something positive rather than tearing up your property.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Dalmatian Husky Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

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