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Yes! Absolutely, many long coat dalmatians are akc registered. And long coat Dalmatian lovers have dna tested a good chunk of their dogs, to disprove the theory that they are “not purebred”. A reputable breeder would be testing their dogs to make sure they ARE in fact purebred and disprove anyone claiming they Aren’t. Long coat dalmatians (long hair dalmatians) are beautiful dogs and when bred properly, make wonderful family addition
The long hair gene is a recessive gene. Meaning both parents have to have at least one copy In order to produce a long haired puppy. There are very few lines of long coats out there, so a REPUTABLE breeder will not be breeding every line together, instead breed for carriers to expand the pedigrees and then breed back to an unrelated male that is also a carrier. When inquiring about a long coat Dalmatian make SURE to ask for pedigrees first, ask about health testing, ask about temperament and get references from past puppy owners.
It is very important to make sure that if you are looking to purchase a long coat dalmatian that you ask the breeder if they test for the following:
-BAER hearing test
-OFA or PENNHIP (prelims on dogs under 1)
-DNA panels to test for genetic conditions so that you know what your puppy is predisposed to.
If your looking for a long coat Dalmatian puppy, but are only interested in a pet (not looking to breed) there are a few things you need to be cautious of.
1) make sure to request a litter pedigree from the breeder
2) if the breeder refuses to give you one or gives you the run around, move on. This is a sign that the dogs are either inbred, or the breeder is hiding something. STAY clear of these breeders.
3) Make sure the breeder raises puppies IN HOME and around children, other pets. This makes for the most special puppies, and ensures pups are part of the breeders family and not just “for profit”
4) Ask the breeder if they temperament test, to best pair the right puppy with the right family. If they dont, move on.
5) Ask the breeder if they wait for picks to be made until AFTER baer testing is done, and the pups personality comes out. if they say yes, then that means they care about matching the right puppy with the right family, as breeders know more about their puppies then buyers do in one meet and greet, they typically can pick the right puppy for a family more accurately.
6) Ask for pictures of the whelping pen, and where the parents live.
7) most ethical breeders do not allow people to their home aside from pick up day, this is because people can track things In like parvo, on their shoes which can contaminant the breeders home for years and the more foot traffic the more the puppies are at risk, However a good breeder should always always always be willing to video chat.
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Its no secret that many long coat breeders are just in it for the money, I am going to go over with you the most important things to look for if YOU are wanting to breed your puppy prior to purchasing him/ her.
1) Health testing: make sure the parents have a full dna panel done, the breeder should also be wiling to get ears and EYES tested on any puppy leaving to a breeding home. Some vets will been do a “joint check” on puppies and make sure their sound prior to puppies leaving.
2) Ask for temperament information, you want the most social puppy, who is not fearful or shy, but is courageous and eager to please. That gets along well with everyone and is not alpha nor omega in the litter.
3) Pedigree: You want to make sure the puppy does not have any common ancestors in the first 3 generations, and ask For a litter COI (if the breeder doesn’t know this walk away). There are certain dogs who were over bred and are sadly in almost every long coat pedigree now. Some people have come to me asking for help finding a puppy to breed to their lc, who has the 3 most common studs in their pedigree... DONT disregard this! The names that are common and should not all be in one pedigree if your looking to breed: shady oaks maverick, circle s krupke, shady oaks lexi, spotsylvania Amy lee. It is best to purchase an outcrossed carrier for later breeding of long coats, instead of a long coat themselves if your wanting to HELP the lines and better them.
I highly recommend that if your wanting a lc carrier or lc for breeding that you take the time to outcross your dog at least once, to allow the expansion of the lines. If the lines are not expanded, long coats will not exist without inbreeding and that will cause terrible issues.
simba lemon long coat dalmatian
Long coat Dals have been around for years, with the first ever picture of a LC Dal being traced back to the 1940s. The gene is recessive, and has been carried by short coat Dals since The beginning, it is also rumored that the breed was actually a good 50/50
split way way back when they first were identified as a breed.
Most breeders have bred away from the long coat gene because it is not allowed in the show ring, and is considered a disqualification, however there are many show lines and Champions who are long coat carriers, but are kept a secret due to the breeders being worried they will be shunned by the show community.
There has been many incidents where a accidental Lc is produced in A champion sired litter, sadly just like deaf puppies, many breeders opted to Euthanize the lc puppies just like they did patched pups, or deaf pups as they were not considered (in their eyes) “quality“ dalmatians. I don’t believe in this practice as I believe every puppy born has a purpose, and euthanizing a healthy puppy because of the way it looks, or because it’s deaf is completely unethical.
I appreciate all types of dalmatians.
Many who dislike the long coats, have made accusations claiming that the lc gene was brought in when the LUA backcross project began. However history has been made available recently thanks to Delaney in Canada for digging for tons of information on where the long coats truely began.
The long coat gene has been around for YEARS. It is a naturally occuring gene in the breed.