7 Fun Facts About the Spotted Dalmatian Dog

Dalmatians were bred to run alongside horse-drawn coaches and guard the passengers inside.

Historic Carriage Dogs

Dalmatians are born pure white. Their spots develop within the first few weeks of life. No two have exactly the same spot pattern.


Dalmatians need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They thrive as jogging or hiking companions. 

Energetic Breed

Dalmatians form very close bonds with their families. They thrive on human companionship and praise.

Affectionate Nature

Dalmatians shed year-round. Weekly brushing helps remove loose hair and minimize shedding around your home.


Dalmatians cannot tolerate excessive heat well. Providing shade, cool water and limited exercise in hot weather is important. 

Sensitive to Heat

Dalmatians are prone to genetic conditions like deafness, bladder stones and allergies. Reputable breeders screen for these.

Prone to Health Issues

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