Posted: 27 Mar 2011 02:48 PM PDT
Two Dalmatian puppies
None of the breed is no more interesting stories than that of a Dalmatian – a dog, originating from ancient times. Its roots go so deep into the past is that experts can not come to a consensus about its origin. With regard to this ancient breed, the researchers strongly agree that it is no change took place over many centuries.
Dalmatian breed dog
Dalmatian used for guarding the border of Dalmatia and Croatia, as well as a plow horse and cattle dog. It perfectly catches rats and preys on predators. Dalmatian heroically distinguished himself by working in the fire brigades, and was thus a living mascot for firemen. It has been used to hunt birds, to hunt down game in a pack – to hunt boar and deer. Retentive memory made a Dalmatian one of the most reliable performers in the circus or on stage. For years, intelligence and efficiency Dalmatian allowed to use it as a service dog.
Cute Dalmatian puppy
Physically he is fit for long life on the road. Agility and endurance combine it with beauty. The Dalmatian has enough strength and energy to vigorously follow the crew. This instinct is innate, fixed for many centuries. He gets used to the horse, like a duck to water, but the horse gets used to it. Dalmatian can, with dignity and determination to clear the path before a great crew, drawn by four horses, or to accompany the crew, giving it the grandeur of their ermine spots. It can run under the back or under the front axle of the crew or that the most difficult, under the drawbar between the front of horses and the shaft. No matter how he worked, he does it with all my heart, with skill, which ensured him the reputation as the only dog ??in the world, accompanying the crew. Dedication – its most recognized feature.
Picture of two dalmatian dogs posing for photo
Dalmatian. Official Standard
General view. Dalmatian - a dog with a characteristic Crapo, with a balanced character, energetic, strong, muscular and agile, without a shadow of timidity, with an intelligent expression of her eyes, harmoniously combined, without coarseness. It is very hardy and faster.
Growth, proportion, composition. Height: 48 – 58.5 cm
Head is proportional to the total addition of the dog. Expression in his eyes lively and intelligent, indicating a balanced and sociable character. Eyes moderately wide set, medium size, somewhat rounded, rather deep set. Eye color brown, or blue (with different saturation), the darker the better. In dogs with black spots eyes are usually darker than in dogs with liver spots. Ears of medium size, with a broad base, gradually narrowed to a rounded end, hanging, tightly to the head, placed rather high, thin to the touch. When alert the upper edge of Ear departs from her cheeks outwards. Cranial vault is flat, with a slight vertical groove in the middle. The transition from forehead to muzzle is moderately expressed. Cheeks are moving smoothly in a strong muzzle with a straight nasal bridge. The skull and muzzle are parallel. Length of muzzle equal to length of skull. Nose fully pigmented, in dogs with black spots, it is black, in dogs with liver spots – brown. The lips are dry and tight. Scissor bite.
Female Dalmatian breed dog
Neck, Topline, Body. The neck is nicely arched, fairly long, without dewlap, smoothly into the withers. Topline: Straight. Chest deep, body, moderately broad. Ribs prominent, but not barrel shaped. Brisket reaches to the elbows. Underline gradually rises. The back is straight and strong. Loin short, muscular and slightly arched. Up flanks. The croup is nearly on par with his back. The tail is a natural extension of the topline, thick at the base, tapering to a close, comes to the hock. The tail is not docked. Dog holds its tail below the backline. End of tail is slightly curved upwards.
Forequarters. Vanes with flat muscles, oblique. Shoulder length is the length of the scapula. Shoulder and shoulder blade articulated at an angle sufficient to paw came under the withers. Elbows close to the body. Forearms are straight, strong, with strong bones. Pasterns slightly sloping, elastic.
Hindquarters strong, with moderate relief, but well-defined muscles. The angle of the knee joint is expressed. Hocks low omitted. When viewed from the rear limbs are parallel to each other.
Coat is short, thick, thin and skintight, shiny and healthy looking.
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