The hairs in a Dalmatian's coat are barbed, making them stick to almost any type of fabric. Dalmatians are named after the region they're from -- Dalmatia, an area in Croatia along the Adriatic Sea. Puppies are completely white when they're born. They develop their own unique pattern of dark brown or black spots within a few weeks. Eye color may be brown, blue, or a combination of the two. Ten percent of Dalmatians are born deaf, but that doesn't stop them from doing their jobs. For thousands of years Dalmatians worked as carriage dogs by walking alongside horse-drawn vehicles to encourage the horses to move forward. Before the motorized car was invented, fire trucks were actually pulled by horses, and the Dalmatian urged the horses to run as fast as they could to the blazing fires. Nowadays, they're just along for the ride.
Create your animal world with Schleich Wild Life figures. Schleich is known for beautiful art work and detail on their non-toxic hand painted figures.
Measures approximately 4” long.