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Dalmatian Dog Breed

Source: PetWave, Updated on July 16, 2015


The Dalmatian, also known as the Carriage Dog, the English Coach Dog, the Plum Pudding Dog, the Dally, the Firehouse Dog, the Spotted Dick, the Spotted Coach Dog or simply the Dal, has a history shrouded in lore and legend. It takes its name from the province of Dalmatia, an area in the western part of the former Yugoslavia, along the Adriatic Sea. This reserved and dignified dog is the only breed specifically bred to be spotted. The Dalmatian attracted considerable attention from Dodie Smith’s book One Hundred and One Dalmatians, which was popularized in the subsequent Walt Disney Movie, “101 Dalmatians.” The Dalmatian was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 and remains a member of the Non-Sporting Group.

Dalmatian Dog Breed Quick Facts

  • Adaptability
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  • Apartment Friendly
  • Barking Tendencies
  • Cat Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Exercise Need
  • Grooming Needs
  • Health Issues
  • Intelligence
  • Playfulness
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