The Dalmatian is a favorite among dog enthusiasts for its distinct black-and-white spotted coat and its goofy, engaging personality. Bred as a service dog to run alongside coaches and offer protection from bandits, the Dalmatian has a nearly insatiable appetite for marathon-like running. This is a coveted trait for highly active owners, but it (and the high levels of shedding) can be a deal-breaker for families who were ill-matched with the breed. A dog who likes to perform—and be recognized for its efforts—the Dalmatian needs tons of exercise, lots of space and an owner willing to spend time engaging its mind and body. These dogs love their packs, so be sure to include it in your home and family.
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- The Official Book of the Dalmatian: AKC Rank 15
- Dalmatian (Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
- Bespotted: My Family's Love Affair with Thirty-Eight Dalmatians
If you can't find the right Dalmatian Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Dalmatian Rescues in the USA
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