Well-known for their historical role as fire house dogs, Dalmatians are unique, quirky looking white dogs with black spots all over their bodies. They were also made famous by Anheuser-Busch as the dog that rides along with the Clydesdales, and by Disney in the film "101 Dalmatians." Social and active dogs, Dalmatians thrive on attention and companionship. Their stocky, muscular bodies and their impressive intellect are ideal for a variety of activities.
Dalmatians are born completely white, then develop their spots later on.
The origins of this very old breed remain a mystery, but they have travelled throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe, obtaining its name from its stay in Dalmatia, a region of modern-day Croatia.