She explains that the long coat or “LC” gene is recessive, thus both parents must have it to get a long-haired Dalmatian puppy. She said that Longhaired Dalmatian pups had been born for 15 years. In 2014, fewer than 100 existed worldwide.

Few would admit to having a longhair Dalmatian. Because meticulous Dalmatian aficionados didn’t tolerate long-haired Dalmatians. They enforced breed standards to the point that many dog owners had to conceal their purebred Longhaired Dalmatian because they deemed them mutts.

The AKC hasn’t accepted the long-haired Dalmatian either, so they’re still contentious among Dalmatian fans. Lynn said that these dogs are purebred AKC Dalmatians with all the hereditary traits including dock diving, trainability, obedience, and agility.

What Is A Liver Dalmatian

In contrast to the normal black spots, the Fluffy Dalmatian breed known as “Liver Dalmatians” have brown ones.

  • You may also hear this breed called a brown Dalmatian or a liver and white Dalmatian.
  • One of the two acceptable Dalmatian coat colors, along with black, is liver.
  • The nose leather of a Dalmatian with liver spots is brown rather than black.
  • Dalmatians often have lighter brown or blue eyes than their black counterparts, as well as brown or white fingernails as opposed to the more typical white or black.

Liver Dalmatian Genetics

The coat of a Brown Longhaired Dalmatian is the product of a rare genetic mix. Color instructions start all Dalmatian coats. Black, brown, or lemon! The b gene, which turns black pigment into brown, is present in two copies in liver Dalmatians. Only Dalmatians that have two copies of the b gene, one from each parent, obey the instruction. One with black spots is gently carried by them.

This might be one of the causes of the Brown Longhaired Dalmatian relative rarity.

Dalmatians also have the severe white spotting gene. Dals look white because this gene creates large white spots on their base hue. The gaps between white patches become colorful patches. Finally, a Dalmatian heartbeat. This pricks the white spots caused by the strong white spotting gene, exposing the underlying color.

Liver Dalmatian Temperament

Dalmatian dogs are distinctive. Coach dogs were only Dalmatian breeds approved by the AKC. They were meant to follow horse-drawn vehicles and defend them when stationary. Dalmatian dogs were prized by aristocrats, Romany gipsies, and firefighters.

Depending on their coach employment, this may include advanced obedience, agility, or Dalmatian-only road trials. Brown Longhaired Dalmatian guard dog mentality persists.

They are attached to family yet avoid outsiders. A well-socialized Dalmatian shouldn’t attack strangers. Because of their commitment to their human family, if neglected or left alone, they may become unsatisfied or upset. Velcro dogs are what their owners name them! Similar temperaments may be seen in Black and Brown Long Haired Dalmatians.

Liver Dalmatian Health

Equally mysterious is whether or not Brown Longhaired Dalmatian puppies will fare better in terms of health than their black relatives.

Yet, there are a multitude of health concerns and hereditary illnesses that may afflict Dalmatians of any color.

Dalmatians are known to have a higher than average incidence of hereditary diseases, which are also associated with significant veterinary costs over the course of their lifetime.

Liver Dalmatian Deafness

Some hearing loss affects roughly 10% of Dalmatians.

Dals’ tendency to deafness is hereditary, and it’s related with the same extreme white spotting gene that gives them their white coat.

Carriers of the severe white spots gene are at an increased risk of developing sensorineural hearing loss because the characteristic damages cells critical to inner ear function.

Deafness is more common in Brown Longhaired Dalmatian puppies with blue eyes than in other breeds.


Hyperuricosuria is a genetic disorder that causes the body to produce an abnormally high amount of uric acid, which may lead to the creation of kidney and bladder stones.

Two copies of the faulty gene induce hyperuricosuria in around a third of Brown Long Haired Dalmatians.

Sixty percent or so of Dals have a copy of the gene, which means they may pass it on to their children while without displaying any symptoms themselves.

This means that less than one in ten Dalmatian does not carry the faulty gene, making it difficult to produce healthy puppies.

Other Liver Colored Dalmatian Health Concerns

  • One in eight Dalmatian dogs may develop periodontal disease due to dental decay.
  • One in eight Dalmatian dogs also suffer from thyroid disease.
  • While this is quite low compared to other dogs of a similar size, it is nonetheless advised that all breeding Dalmatians be examined and verified to have appropriate hip function.

Liver Spotted Dalmatian Lifespan

The average longevity of a Brown Longhaired Dalmatian is 12–13 years, however there are reports of some dogs living twice as long.

This is rather good when compared to the average longevity of all canines, which is between 11 and 12 years.

Your Liver Dalmatian Puppy

To a lesser degree than their black siblings, Brown Longhaired Dalmatian are a sight to see.

This is because brown-spotted puppies are statistically less prevalent than black-spotted ones.

Breeders that want to produce liver and white Dalmatian puppies, however, now have a fighting chance because to our understanding of how brown spots are passed along.

As a consequence, the discrepancy persists in part due to consumer want, and in part thanks of breeders’ limited capacity stop pick offspring based on color once the basic aim of identifying healthy parents has been accomplished.

Long Haired Dalmatians Life Expectancy 

The typical lifespan of a Brown Longhaired Dalmatian is between 12 and 14 years. Dogs typically live for around 10 years, but with the proper care, that number may be increased by three to four years.

At least once a year, dog owners should take their dogs to the vet for preventive treatment.

The doctor will be able to detect the sickness early on and begin treatment quickly.

A Dalmatian’s lifetime is extremely heritable.

Longevity in dogs is inherited, therefore a puppy born to elder canines has a larger chance of having a long life.