About Dalmatians

The Dalmatian is a medium-sized dog, most famous for its unique black or liver spotted coat. The Dalmatian's roots trace back to the Croatian region of Dalmatia.

Historically Dalmatians were used as coach dogs, but today Dalmatians are mainly used as show dogs or family pets. 

Dalmatian Breed Details:

Breed Group: Utility
Vulnerable Native Breed: No
Size: Medium
How Much Excercise: More than 2 hours per day
Coat Length: Short
How Much Grooming: Once per week
Sheds: Yes
Urban or Country: Both
Lifespan: Over 12 years

The Utility Dog Group

This group consists of miscellaneous breeds of dog mainly of a non-sporting origin, including the
Bulldog, Dalmatian, Akita and Poodle.

The name ‘Utility’ essentially means fitness for a purpose and this group consists of an extremely mixed and varied bunch, most breeds having been selectively bred to perform a specific function not included in the sporting and working categories. Some of the breeds listed in the group are the oldest documented breeds of dog in the world.