Dalmatian

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Origin: There is a total disagreement concerning the origin of this breed. It is certainly very ancient, since traces of it are found on Egyptian bas – reliefs and Hellenic friezes. In 1700, a dog known as the Bengal pointer, similar to the Dalmation, existed in England, calling into question the Dalmatian’s Yugoslavian origins.

Description: The dalmatian is a muscular, symmetrical dog, 22 to 24 inches (55 – 60  cm) high. Bitches measure from 20 to 22  inches (50 – 55 cm) Weight: about 55 pounds (25 kg.). Its head is rather long, with a avigorous muzzle and a moderate stop. Its nose is black or brown depending on the color of its coat. Eyes: black or brown, round and brilland, with an intelligent expression. Ears: soft to the touch, carried against the hea. Tail: strong at the base, narrowing toward the point, ccaried with a slight upsard curve. The Dalmatian’s hair should be short, hard, dense, and shiny. The base color is always pure white with black or liver spots. The more defined and well distributed teh markings, the more valuable the dog. Puppies are born completely white

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Personality: Serene, loyal, independent but domesticated, extremely sesitive. It needs human company without which it is likely to become melancholy. It si fond of playing with children. I has an excellent memory and can remember for years any bad treatment it has received.

Uses: In the MIddle Ages, it was used as a hound. In the nineteenth century, it became a ‘carriage dog’ and its popularity shot up. It followed its master with exceptional reliability and hardiness whether its master was on foot, on horseback, or in a carriage. Later, it found wide acceptance as a companion dog that could also act as a guard dog. It is clean and neat, avoids puddles and loves sopa and water.