First illustrations of the dalmatian
dog come from Dalmatia, a region of Croatia, indicating the origin
of the breed. A striking dog with distinctive black and white or
brown and white markings.Eye color vairies between brown, amber,
or blue with some dogs having one blue eye and one brown eye, or
Dalmatian puppies are born with a plain white
coat, and their first spots usually appear within a week after birth.
After about a month the Dalmatian has most of its spots although
they continue to develop throughout life at a much slower rate.
Spots usually range in size of a quarter to a half-dollar and are
most commonly black or brown (called liver-spots) on a white background.
Other more rare colors include blue (a blue-grayish color), brindle,
mosaic, tri-colored (with tan spotting on the eyebrows, cheeks,
legs, and chest), and orange or lemon (dark to pale yellow). Patches
of color appear anywhere on the body, mostly on the head or ears,
and are usually consist of a solid color.
Dalmatians are intelligent,
playful, loyal and active dogs.Was used as a carriage dog. Breed
gained popularity after the Disney "101 Dalmations" movie.