These extremely energetic canines are friendly, intelligent, playful, and sensitive. They originally came from the Dalmatia region at the south of Croatia in Europe. Originally, this breed was used as a hunting or carriage dog.

Disney’s animated film “101 Dalmatians” was based on Dodie Smith’s novel “The Hundred and One Dalmatians”. Dodie Smith was inspired after a friend said to her: “Those dogs would make a lovely fur coat” after observing her dogs. Smith once owned nine Dalmatians, and Pongo (the protagonist dog in the film) was named after one of them.

Dalmatians are also known as “firehouse dogs” and can be seen riding on fire trucks. They have strong guarding instincts and are capable of defending fire stations and their equipment! Dalmatians have taken on the unofficial role of firehouse mascots. On PAW Patrol, Marshall is a Dalmatian firefighter pup!

Dalmatians become very popular whenever a film is released but because they are so highly energetic, few people can keep up with them and their popularity as a pet fades quickly. On the other hand, children have enjoyed drawings of them in their bedrooms, as party themes, on clothing, stuffed animals and other items for more than 60 years.

DIY party creations has come up with a cute Dalmatian Dog party theme for you. Many templates to print, create and decorate your event can be found here. May your party be inspired by these active and lovable dogs, and have a wonderful time!

Finally, before promising your child a Dalmatian, consider its size (they are big), hyperactivity and strength. They shouldn’t really be left alone with small children!  Despite their intelligence, they require extensive training in order to be controlled. While these spotted dogs might not be the best choice for a family dog, they are absolutely adorable! 

How about a riddle: What do cheetahs, dalmatians, jaguars, leopards, deer and appaloosas have in common?
Answer: stops (read backwards)

 

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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmatian_(dog)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodie_Smith
https://thexplorion.com/adorable-dog-breeds-you-dont-want-around-your-kids/
https://spotadalmatian.com/dalmatian-spots-everything-you-need-to-know/

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