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dalmation dog breed

November 9th, 2003, 12:46 PM
does anyone know if dalmations are born with their spots or if they apear later?

November 9th, 2003, 05:50 PM

Dalmatians are born all white WITHOUT spots.

The spots develop a few weeks after birth.


November 11th, 2003, 07:06 PM
Hi, I own a Dal, and yes they are born white and develop a reverse pigmentation which are the spots...My dal is liver-spotted but a default as his spots aren't uniform in colour. He is primarily liver or chocolate but spots along his spine are deeper brown almost black but in sunlight, clearly brown.
He's a good boy....