In addition to the small black patches which make it so distinctive, this Dalmatian is a lively and muscular dog.
Used in times gone by as a messenger dog in Dalmatia, it takes its name from this part of Croatia. However, it was in England that this breed enjoyed the greatest success. Still reserved for the aristocracy during the last century, it was used to escort carriages due to its elegance and stamina. It has a short, coarse coat and its patches can be either black or brown. Intelligent and abounding with energy, its friendly nature today make this a great pet, and the film “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” further added to its popularity.