When Dalmatians are born, they are completely white. The spots develop about two weeks later.
Males are about 60cm tall, females areslightly smaller. Both weigh between 25 to 35 kgs.
The Dalmatian is a graceful, medium-sized dog with a sleek, muscular body. The tail is fairly long and has a slight, upward curve. The coat is short and dense, with brown or black spots on white. The Dalmatian sheds heavily, even though the coat is short. Frequent brushing is required to control shedding.
Dalmatians live about 10 to 12 years.