Dalmatian Puppy

No. 239629

by Safari Ltd
Save 33%
$2.99
$1.99

While not extremely popular as pets, Dalmatians have certainly had their day. The dignified, outgoing, intelligent dogs are extremely active, and their two-color coats are iconic. Puppies are actually born without spots, but develop their recognizable coloration shortly after.

  • Scientific Name: Canis familiaris
  • Characteristics: The energy and intelligence of this iconic dog is portrayed in this lifelike Dalmatian puppy figure. You can almost imagine its tail wagging!
  • Size and Color: What would a Dalmatian be if not white with black spots? The official breed standard allows just these two colors, displayed on this 3-inch-long figure. It’s about the length of a large plastic Easter egg.
  • Dalmatian Puppy is part of the Best in Show collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

Product Description

History

Dalmatians are the only truly spotted dog breed, which helps with studying their long history. Spotted Dalmatians appear in paintings in Egyptian tombs running alongside chariots, much like their more modern counterparts are imagined running alongside fire engines. They appear centuries later in a 14th-century Italian fresco. Most famously, they are associated with firefighters, but even that association has deep roots. Because of their energy and intelligence, Dalmatians were long used as coach dogs, running alongside horse-drawn carriages to keep the horses from getting spooked and to guide their progress. Of course, early fire trucks were carriages themselves, horse drawn wagons that carried a fire box and used steam power for water pressure. Naturally, then, Dalmatians were the dog of choice to run alongside and guide the horses. History became legend, and today it’s impossible not to associate firefighters and Dalmatians.

  • Recommended Age: 3
  • Size in cm: 7.2 L x 2.8 W x 4.5 H
The Dalmatian puppy is loyal and quite sensitive, and can become shy without the companionship of human beings. It plays with great energy, so it is best around older children.
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