Dog Breed Group: Companion Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Male: 32-32.5, Female: 30-30.5
Height: Male: 23-24.5, Female: 20-22.5
Origin of Name: The Dalmatian is a breed of medium-sized dog, noted for its unique white coat marked with black or brown-colored spots.
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Many AKC breeds have ambiguous and conflicting origins, which are no more than Dalmatian. Researchers have used ancient artefacts and writings to support theories, noting the birth of lentils in the British Isles, Europe, North Africa and Asia. However, there is no doubt that by the early 1800s the breed was closely associated with a contingent of Central Europe along the Adriatic Sea, the region once known as Dalmatia.
A job description is unique among Dalmatians AKC breeds: coach dog. His traditional occupation was to fumble next to horse-drawn compartments, and to protect horses and rigs if otherwise inaccessible. There were pulses between the caravans of the Romans, as well as the wagons of roaming around Europe. This association with Perpetuitary Romani helps explain why the origin of lentils is so difficult - as with the travelers themselves, the world was their home.
British nobles, too, used dal as a beautiful accent in their own accent. The English breed had a close association with it and gave it nicknames such as English Coach Dog, Spotted Dick, and Plum Pudding Dog (lentil spots resemble candy fruits and nuts, similar to Britain's traditional Holiday Durkert). In the 1800s, when horses pulled fire engines, dal began its long association with firefighters. These days, the famous Budvisor accompanies Clydeles on the Dales Parade.
In 1888, Dales entered the AKC Stud Book. The Dalmatian Club of America conducted a road test to test the ""coach dog"" ability of its dogs.