Dalmatian

Best known as the star of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, this sleek and athletic Dalmatian dog breed has a history that goes back several hundred years. They started out as a coach dog but also served in many other capacities, including hunter, firehouse dog, and circus performer.

Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

 

As charming in life as in film, Dalmatians go from gallant to goofy to gallant again in the blink of an eye. They love to be a part of everything their family does. That said, they have high energy levels and need plenty of exercise. If you’re looking for a jogging partner and friend who’ll love you unconditionally, this may be the breed for you!

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

19 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

48 to 55 pounds

Life Span

13 to 16 years

Stuff For Dalmatian Fans

Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

3/5

All-Around Friendliness

4/5

Health And Grooming Needs

4/5

Trainability

3/5

Physical Activity

5/5