The Dalmatian is the only dog with spots. He has a varied history, appearing in Asia, Europe and Africa under different names and nationalities. He has been a war dog, a shepherd, a draft dog, a ratter, a bird dog, a fire-apparatus follower, a retriever and a trail hound. He’s the only coaching dog and he relates well to horses and guards horse-drawn vehicles well.
He performs well in shows in agility and obedience events as well as being a coach dog for horses in road trials. His coat is short and white with brown or black spots. He’s fun-loving and loves being around people. He has boundless energy and needs lots of exercise, either on a leash or in a fenced enclosure. He sheds hair all year long and so needs regular brushing to help minimize it. He’s 19 – 23 inches high.