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Portraits and paintings of the Dalmatian by artist Justine Osborne

Painting of Chester the Dalmatian

8 x10 in - oil painting on gallery style canvas

The beautiful eyes of Chester, with his typical black and white spotted markings. Painting dalmatians is obviously great fun, and they make striking models.

Dicey the Dalmatian

8 x 10in - oil painting on gallery style canvas

This brown liver spotted dalmatian forms part of a pair with the above portrait. Again an intense but gentle gaze from this beautiful breed.

Ace, dalmatian puppy - mini 6x4in portrait

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Notes on the Dalmatian dog

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 other combinations

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.


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