When you raise a dog, it usually comes with a vision of fun and happy days but that won't last long if the road ahead is paved with financial difficulties. The first lesson to responsible dog ownership is to make sure you are capable of raising a dog, financially. For one, if you plan to buy a Dalmatian puppy, prepare to pay around £500 to £650 for a well-bred one. Getting a pet insurance is another matter, which will cost you somewhere in between £23 and £48, depending on the level of coverage.
Dalmatians need health care as much as they need your tender loving care. This means not to neglect veterinary visits for reasons such as lack of money or time. Health issues that are left unattended may cost you more time and money than it should have. So yes, veterinary consultations including initial vaccinations, boosters and spaying (when the time is right) is important and will cost you around £1,000 annually.
Other expenses are the bare necessities, which most people consider first when they decide to get a dog. These include dog supplies such as leash, bed, collar, bowl, and toys which you may have to shell out £200 depending on the quality and brand. Don't forget about the food. Food for Dals cost around £40 to £60 a month.