The Dalmatian is a breed of medium-sized dog, noted for its unique white coat marked with black or liver-colored spots and used mainly as a carriage dog in its early days. The origins of the breed can be traced back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia. It is thought that early ancestors of the breed were certain breeds of pointers and a spotted Great Dane. Today, it is a popular family pet and many dog enthusiasts enter Dalmatians into kennel club competitions.
Also known as
This breed is also called Carriage Dog, Dalmatian, Dalmation, Fire House Dogs, Firehouse Dogs, Plum Pudding Dog as well as Spotted Coach Dog.
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