Dalmatian adult in black and white

Dalmatian

Dalmatians are widely known for accompanying and guarding horse-drawn rigs of nobility, travelling carriages and firefighters.

About the Dalmatian

As well as stars of the silver screen, Dalmatians are versatile sporting dogs that are well suited to many different disciplines. Dalmatians are lively, loyal, independent and easy to train.

They are active dogs who like outdoor exercise and are attracted to water.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Croatia
Group
FCI Group 6, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Even-tempered / Friendly / Confident / Lively / Loving / Loyal / Independent

Key facts

  • Needs an experienced owner
  • Needs little training
  • Requires moderate grooming
Breed origins illustration