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Dalmatian vs Weimaraner – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dalmatian vs Weimaraner" Compare Dalmatian and Weimaraner. Which is better: Dalmatian or Weimaraner?
Name Dalmatian Weimaraner
OriginsCroatia Germany
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank6334
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Other Names Dal, Dally, Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog, Plum Pudding Dog Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Grey Ghost
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1943 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club
Price $500-$600 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Dalmatian vs Weimaraner

Size Large Large
Weight about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg)
Avg. Weight about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 24-24 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 24 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Dalmatian vs Weimaraner

Coat Fine Fine
Colors White Liver Brown Black Blue Silver Gray
Grooming
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Weimaraner requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
Weimaraners shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dalmatian vs Weimaraner

Temperament Active Friendly Outgoing Sensitive Energetic Intelligent Playful Alert Energetic Intelligent Steady Social Aloof Fast Powerful Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Weimaraner is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
Weimaraners are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
The Weimaraner is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Weimaraners don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Weimaraners are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
Weimaraners need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Weimaraner is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
Weimaraners are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dalmatians are average defenders.
Weimaraners are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Weimaraner has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dalmatians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Weimaraners have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
Weimaraners have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Dalmatians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Weimaraners have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Dalmatians are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Weimaraners are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dalmatians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Weimaraners adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Weimaraners tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Dalmatian vs Weimaraner

Stranger Friendly
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Weimaraners are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Weimaraners are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Weimaraners are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Weimaraners are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dalmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Weimaraner is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Weimaraners are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Weimaraners are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dalmatians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Weimaraners are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Dalmatian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Weimaraner breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dalmatian vs Weimaraner

Health Issues
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
Weimaraners tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems Allergies Deafness Hip Dysplasia Iris Sphincter Dysplasia Skin Allergies Urolithiasis Bloat Distichiasis Drug Sensitivity Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Dalmatians are high energy dogs.
Weimaraners are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Weimaraners need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Weimaraners don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Weimaraner has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dalmatian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Weimaraner drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Dalmatian vs Weimaraner

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-9 puppies 6-8 puppies

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  • Mac

    Nov 29, 2019, 9:41:28 PM:

    While I think you are spot on for the average Dalmatian, I think that you are a bit off on the weim. I think it just depends on the dog, and how you imprint yourself into them