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Some things you may not have known about the Dalmatian

Saturday, October 6, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

You just adopted a Dalmatian but I bet there are several things that you didn’t know about this popular dog breed.

  • All Dalmatian puppies are born without spots.
  • Dalmatians were famous for being the “Firehouse dog. They were featuring in many older commercials riding in the fire truck.
  • Authoritative writers place the Dalmatian’s first positive entry in Dalmatia, a region in the west of the former country of Yugoslavia, now Croatia, in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • The Dalmatian is also known as the spotted coach dog, the Carriage Dog, the Plum Pudding Dog, and the Spotted Dick.
  • There is no evidence that this breed originated from Dalmatia.
  • The Dalmatian has been used as a dog of war, shepherd, a sporting dog and he has been used as a bird dog, a trail hound, a retriever and in packs for boar and stag hunting.
  • The Dalmatian has great memory. That’s why he’s been performing various acts in circuses all over the world.

Now that your an expert on the Dalmatian, enjoy your new pet!

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