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Veterinarian's will usually give a Dalmatian an injection in a "spot" as opposed to a white area of their fur. The reason? The skin beneath the dark fur bleeds less than that beneath the white.

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Odds are that if your Dalmatian has a black spot on his or her toe, then the nail on that toe will be black. No spot will usually mean the nail is pink. Go ahead and check it out. You know you want to!

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It is a little known fact that, along with the astronauts, NASA sent three Dalmatian's into orbit on Apollo 12. The reason? The dog's spots were used to map crater patterns on the moon's surface for lunar exploration. (It's just a joke yawl…)

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Thanks to Sharon Robertson for our latest Dal Tidbits!

Dals either love toys or ignore them...if they love them, they can play with them for hours entertaining themselves and squeaking them.

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Dals have a gait just like a horse and a special affinity for horses.

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Dals love the outdoors but love being inside with their family more than anything else.

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Is your Dal a vegetarian? If you have skin problems, try taking them off dairy and meat and feeding them Nature's Recipe vegetarian formula dry and wet food and see if it doesn't improve!

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Thanks to Amy Fahy for our latest Dal Tidbits!

Our first president, George Washington, raised Dalmatians. So did Benjamin Franklin, who was also a fireman. Other famous people who have owned Dalmatians are Arthur Fiedler, Glen Ford, Gloria Estafan, Richard Simmons and Eugene O'Neil.A beloved tribute to his dog "Blemie", in "The Last Will and Testament to an Extremely Distinguished Dog", was written by Eugene O'Neill about his Dalmatian.

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When Dalmatians came to America, thanks, in part, to Ben Franklin, fire engines were horse drawn. Which dog would be the mascot as friend and courageous rescuer of animals and small children? Naturally, it was the Dalmatian. And what a handsome addition to the shiny red fire engine he was! When motorized vehicles were introduced and fire engines were no longer horse driven, Dalmatians remained the favorite mascots and friends of the firehouse.

 

 

Do you have an interesting Dalmatian Tidbit to share with us? Please send them to Rich at: rlnewman@gate.net