We don’t know a lot about the history of the Dalmation, but we do know that as a parent, the Dachshund mix is one of the more interesting designer dog breeds. Whilst it is not exactly clear where the Dalmatian originates from, what is known is that he was used as a coach dog, to trot alongside the horses and carts to both guide and protect them. In his more recent history he worked alongside Firefighters and their horse-drawn fire engines, to both guide and warn residents of the danger, and this is why he is closely associated with Firefighters.
Thanks to his Disney spotlight in the 1961 film, 101 Dalmatians, he is now known to be notoriously cute and a glamorous canine companion to have. In 2020, he is currently ranked as the 56th most popular dog breed in America by the American Kennel Club. He measures between 19 and 24 inches tall, from paw to shoulder, and weighs between 45 and 70 pounds, which makes him a large dog.
But under his pretty coat the Dalmatian is strong and muscular, and he has a lot of energy that needs to be expelled, otherwise he is known to be destructive in the home. Thanks to his history as a coach dog, he has strong protective instincts that make him a loyal family member, and his intense intelligence means that whilst he is easily trainable, he is also easily bored, which can lead to both behavioural problems and destructive behaviours. Therefore it is important to understand his needs and whether you can accommodate them before you commit to him.
Think you like the sound of the Dalmatian as your next family pet, but maybe there’s a few other canine contenders on your list? Well, here in this guide we have found 20 of the cutest Dalmatian mixes around, so you’re in luck!
- 1 Popular Dalmatian Mixes
- 1.1 Boxmatian
- 1.2 Huskmatian
- 1.3 Corgmatian
- 1.4 Daloodle
- 1.5 Tzumatian
- 1.6 Dobermatian
- 1.7 Dalfoundland
- 1.8 Dalmeagle
- 1.9 Chihaumatian
- 1.10 Bodatian
- 1.11 Dachshmatian
- 1.12 Labmatian
- 1.13 Pointermatian
- 1.14 Blue Dalmatian
- 1.15 Rhodesian Dalmatian
- 1.16 Pitmatian
- 1.17 Golden Dalmatian
- 1.18 Australian Dalmatian
- 1.19 Germatian
- 1.20 Bullmatian
- 2 Final Thoughts
Popular Dalmatian Mixes
Designer dogs are all the rage right now, and for many reasons. Not only do they combine the traits of different breeds into one pup, but it also means that there are now hundreds of unique canine concoctions which will enable you to have something a little different to your neighbour. Not only that, but evidence is showing that many designer dogs are also more resilient to health concerns thanks to their genetic diversity.
As with any designer dog you can expect that he will inherit a mixture of both parents’ appearance and personality traits, but no one knows exactly what mixture that will be. For this reason, it is important that you like the characteristics of both parents, and can accommodate both of their needs whatever the outcome.
What you can expect from almost all Dalmatian mixed pooches is that he will be energetic, loyal and protective in nature, but also not too needy and relatively easy to groom. But what else can you expect? Well, let’s find out!
Breeds: Dalmatian & Boxer
The Boxmatian will weigh between 50 and 75 pounds, and measure between 20 to 24 inches in height, and you can expect that he will be very muscular and athletic in appearance. Being part Boxer, he will likely inherit the squarer face and muzzle of the Boxer parent, but thanks to the Dalmatian parent influence he may not experience the Brachycephalic syndrome and associated health concerns, which is a bonus for sure!
This guy will be super energetic and playful, so if you want to welcome one of these guys into your life you need to be active yourself, and ensure that he receives around 60 minutes of intense exercise every day. He will be protective of his family, so socialization is important as a puppy.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Siberian Husky
Another energetic guy, this mixed pup will need anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes of exercise every day, so again, an active family is a must! Combining the protectiveness of the Dalmatian and the talkative nature of the Husky, you can be sure to have a great watchdog on your hands. Being half Husky, this mix is sure to bring you plenty of excitement.
The Huskmatian is likely to inherit a combination of his parent’s coats, so shorter than the Husky but he will certainly need more grooming than the Dalmatian. He could inherit the spots or the mask of either parent, as well as different color eyes, so he will be a uniquely looking mixed pup. He will weigh between 40 and 65 pounds and measure between 20 and 24 inches tall.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Corgi
Nothing is cuter than a Corgi mix, and the Corgmatian is one of the most adorable of them all. He will likely take the shorter stature and longer body of the Corgi parent, with the colors and spots of the Dalmatian parent, and he will measure between 14 and 20 inches in height and weigh between 30 and 55 pounds.
With both parents being intelligent working dogs, you can be sure that he will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation and would appreciate plenty of interactive game sessions. He will be slightly aloof with strangers at first, but as soon as his family welcomes them into his home he will be totally at ease and will transform into a social canine butterfly.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Poodle
He is known as the Daloodle, or sometimes the Dalmadoodle, but however you say his name this guy is another energetic bean who is likely to be fond of the water and farm animals. Not only is his name fun, but so is his personality, and he will need an outdoor space to play brain games so to keep his clever mind occupied. He’s one of many fun and bouncy poodle mixes, some of which are Hypoallergenic breeds.
The Daloodle will likely have a longer coat with a slight curl to it that will be black, white and grey in color. He may not be an entirely hypoallergenic dog, but he will shed much less than most on this list which might be a deciding factor for some families. He will measure between 17 and 24 inches in height, and weigh between 40 and 70 pounds.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Shih Tzu
The Tzumatian is a wonderful family dog who loves to chill with his family thanks to his mixture of protective and calm nature. As with most Tzu mixes, this also means that he will likely suffer from separation anxiety and would prefer to join a family that can spend most of their time with him. He is a sweet and caring dog who will do anything for his master!
His coat will be shaggier than the Dalmatians, but not too long so you shouldn’t have to tie his hair above his eyes. He will take any color of the Shih Tzu parent but with black spots or patches, and will measure between 13 and 20 inches tall, and weigh between 20 and 50 pounds.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Doberman Pinscher
The Dobermatian will weigh between 55 and 85 pounds, and will measure between 21 and 26 inches in height. You can be sure that this guy will be muscular and strong, so his master needs to be a strong dog handler. His short and sleek coat will be easy to maintain, and his ears will be brilliantly large and triangular with a square fleshy nose.
Because he’s half Doberman, he will be an intense canine who will always protect his family. You will need to ensure he is socialized and trained well as a pup so that he doesn’t become too overprotective, but trained well and this dog will be as loyal as they come (and a secret sweetie at heart!)
Breeds: Dalmatian & Newfoundland
This guy is one of the rarer mixes on this list, but if you invite one into your home you can expect that he will measure between 22 and 26 inches in height and weigh anywhere between 60 and 110 pounds. This guy is likely to inherit the white and black colorings of both parents and will have a shaggy coat that will need a lot of attention.
He will be naturally protective of his family, but with his giant size and gentle nature from his Newfoundland parent, he will likely be quite docile in the house. He will be great with children and other household pets, but remember he still needs to be supervised with children simply because of his humongous size.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Beagle
This happy-go-lucky mixed Beagle pup is a crowd pleaser, and you can be sure that whilst he will be a little protective of his family at first, he will welcome everyone into the house with open paws! You can also be sure that he will love the comfort of the sofa and endless amounts of treats, but also love daily hour-long walkies and a good sniff about.
His ears will be long and floppy, his tail will be long and pointing to the sky, and he will have a delightful spring to his step. His coat will be short and smooth, and will take on the black, brown and white colors of both parents. He will measure between 15 and 22 inches tall, and weigh between 30 and 50 pounds.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Chihuahua
The Chihuamatian is an unlikely mix, but one who works quite well with the right training. Because he’s mixed with a Chihuahua, he does have a tendency to become overprotective if left to his own devices, but with the right leader he can be a sweet family companion who makes a fantastic watchdog.
He will likely measure between 8 and 18 inches tall, and weigh between 20 and 40 pounds, so you won’t be able to carry this Chihuahua mix in your handbag. He will typically look like an oversized Chihuahua with the colors and spots of the Dalmatian. His eyes will be bug-like, and his coat may be short or medium depending on his Chihuahua parent’s coat.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Border Collie
The Bodatian is a fantastic canine companion for those who have plenty of outdoor space, and the facilities or the time to exercise and work him. This intelligent dog will need at least 60 minutes of intense activity every day and will become destructive and unhappy if not. It is likely that he will be protective of his family, and whilst he may not herd his family, he will be suspicious of outsiders. If you like an independent canine, then the Bodatian makes a great choice.
Again, his coat will be dependent on his Border Collies coat length, but simply take a look at his parent’s coat and you can expect it to fall somewhere in the middle. His coloring will likely be black and white in color just like both of his parents, and you can expect that he will measure between 18 and 24 inches in height, and weigh anywhere between 40 and 60 pounds.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Dachshund
The Dachshmatian is a medium sized long pup with floppy ears. His large brown eyes will melt the hearts of everyone he meets, and you can expect that he will measure between 10 to 20 inches tall, and weigh between 25 and 45 pounds. Depending on his Dachshund parents’ coat, his coat may be short or slightly longer and wiry, but you can expect that black, browns and whites will be the most common colors.
He is a very intelligent dog who will have a high prey drive, and combining that with his stubbornness, you may want to keep this one on a leash. He is also a surprisingly energetic dog who needs a good romp or two every day but will equally love a cuddle in the evening.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Labrador Retriever
The Labmatian is one of the more popular Dalmatian mixes. This breed mixes the Labrador Retriever with the Dalmatian in an attempt to dial up the friendly factor just a little bit. Some Dalmatians can get a little territorial and irritated when people enter their space. Mixing in the Labrador Retriever helps bring in the family-friendly and sweet nature of the Labrador with the Dalmatian to create a balanced mix.
He will measure between 19 and 24 inches in height, and weigh between 40 and 80 pounds. The look you’ll get here is a crap shoot, but because these breeds have similar features, you’ll likely end up with a medium to short length coat, with a pup that’s slightly shorter but slightly sticker than a purebred Dalmatian.
Breeds: Dalmatian & German Shorthaired Pointer
The Pointermatian will measure between 18 and 22 inches tall, and weigh between 40 and 65 pounds. This mix is almost indistinguishable from the traditional Dalmatian other than their size and the color of their coat. The german shorthaired pointer is a breed that has a brown and white spotted coat, so the spots area already there to stay with this parent breed.
He will be an intelligent mixed pup who will have a fixation with birds thanks to his hunting parentage and will need to be exercised every day to stay happy. But once in the home he will be a calm and gentle canine companion who will love nothing more than to snuggle into your lap.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog)
The Blue Dalmatian isn’t actually blue, just a mixed pup with black, white and grey colors that give him a (kind of) blue appearance compared to his Red Heeler relation. His coat will be short, but thick and dense which will shed moderately throughout the year. He will measure between 18 and 22 inches tall, and 40 to 60 pounds in weight, and be a stocky little pup.
He will be most happy with a job to complete or ranch to work on, be that herding or coaching farm animals, and he needs an active family who can keep up with his intense exercise demands. He will make a great watch dog and family protector, just be sure to socialize him early. Because of their sweet nature, Blue Heelers have become popular parent breeds amongst other herding breeds as well.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Rhodesian Ridgeback
The Rhodesian Dalmatian is another rare breed that might not be that easy to find, but when you do find the right one, boy will he be worth it. He will be playful yet gentle, protective yet calm, affectionate but not too needy. As long as you socialize him well and exercise him vigorously, it will be a match made in heaven for many families.
He will have a short yet silky coat that may or may not have a ridge along his spine. It is likely that he may inherit the colors of both parents, with a mixture of black, browns and whites and sport large droopy ears. He will measure between 22 and 26 inches tall, and weigh between 55 and 75 pounds, and be very athletic in appearance. This breed will be slightly leaner than other Ridgeback mixes, like the Rhodesian Lab.
Breeds: Dalmatian & American Pitbull Terrier
The Pitmatian will have a playful personality who will always be on the go. He will also be a well-balanced pooch that will be both playful and sociable with everyone, but only after he is convinced that they mean no harm to his family that he loves so much. Socialization is key with this guy, but with a kind relationship and lots of praise, he will be loyal to the end. As with any Pitbull mix, be sure to check out your local laws.
His coat will take any color, with a big chance that black and white will be included into the mix, and his coat will be short and sleek. Minimal grooming is required, and he will measure between 18 and 22 inches tall, and weigh between 40 and 60 pounds. He will be muscular and athletic, with a big cheeky smile to boot.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Golden Retriever
The Golden Dalmatian is a beautiful Golden Retriever mixed pup who will usually take on the coat length and density of the Golden Retriever parent, with the colorings of the Dalmatian. With feathering hair around his neck and ears, this glamorous pooch needs more grooming than a purebred Dalmatian, but he is totally worth it. Measuring between 20 and 24 inches tall, and weighing between 50 and 70 pounds, he is a large sized pooch that needs a fair amount of space both inside and outside the home.
He is gracious, friendly and charming, with a feisty and protective personality to add a little fire to his mix. Super sociable once he has forgotten his initial aloofness, he is another well-balanced pooch that would suit many families. He would also appreciate 1 hour of exercise every day and will undoubtedly have a thing for water.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Australian Shepherd
Like most Aussie mixed breeds, the Australian Dalmatian is a strikingly beautiful mixed pup, who will inherit a mixture of spots, patches and flecks of multiple colors, be that blacks, browns, reds and greys, and he may even have the different colored eyes of his Australian parent. He will measure between 19 and 23 inches tall, and weigh between 45 and 65 pounds.
This is another super intelligent mix with oodles of energy that needs to be put to good use if you don’t want your furniture to be destroyed, but thankfully his fun nature means there are never-ending games to be had with him. He will need around 1 hour of exercise every day.
Breeds: Dalmatian & German Shepherd
This mixed pup is the ultimate protective pooch, so if this is what you are seeking in a canine companion then look no further than this guy. With this strong streak comes responsibility and the need to be a strong leader, but if this is something that you can deliver, then you will find the most loyal of best friends. Very intelligent, he needs a lot of interaction with his master in the form of brain games and training in order to be happy.
His coat will be dependent on the length of his German Shepherd parents coat, but it will be an equal blend of both. He may inherit the colors and markings of either parent, maybe both, but you can expect that he will be a muscular and strong dog under that coat of his. He will weigh between 50 and 80 pounds, and measure between 20 and 25 inches tall.
Breeds: Dalmatian & Bulldog
This is another rare mix on this list, but one that will certainly turn heads! He will look like a bulkier Dalmatian or a slinkier Bulldog mix, but however you would describe him he will be an equal blend of both parents. His coat will be short and smooth, but likely to take the black and white coloring and larger spots of the Dalmatian. Measuring between 18 and 23 inches tall and weighing anywhere between 60 and 80 pounds, this mix will need a lot of space both inside and outdoors in his yard.
He will be brave and protective, yet loyal and sweet, so you can expect a friend for life here. He will need socialization and a strong leader in terms of physical strength and pack leader mentality, and he will also require daily cuddles in front of the television otherwise he will become grumpy for sure. Whilst his grooming will be relatively easy compared to some breeds on this list, like all Bulldog mixes, this mixed pup will be a drooler!
The purebred Dalmatian is a beautiful dog breed, both inside and out, and the same can be said for each and every Dalmatian mix on this list. All you need to do is decide which mix will compliment you and your lifestyle, and then begin your search.
Whilst you cannot be guaranteed anything with a designer dog, it is very likely that he will be friendly and affectionate with his family, and protective of them. But with a blend of the other breeds on this list, it is very likely that you will find a well-balanced pooch that everyone will fall in love with.