If you are willing to dedicate much time to your pet and lead active style of life, you may consider getting a Dalmatian dog. These dogs are smart, trainable and very active. They also have a distinct and elegant appearance. The history and origin of this breed is controversial. Spotted dogs were known to be in England, Egypt and many other countries in Asia, Europe or even Africa. There is no doubt, that this breed is ancient. Some organizations acknowledge the Croatian roots in the Dalmatian breed. These dogs have been used for many purposes, such as hunting, guarding, firemen dogs or even circus dogs. They are not a rare breed. When finding pure blood and healthy Dalmatian puppies, you should look for reputable breeders. They are active dogs. They love to run and play. They make great companion dogs and crave for human companionship. However, they need much exercising and activity. If they get bored, they get finicky and naughty. Puppies have to be socialized timely and properly. These dogs need strong human leadership over them. These dogs have lots of strong muscles on their bodies. They were use to running along the horsemen or carriages, pacing as fast, as the horses. The heads are somewhat flat on the top. The head is of the same length and width. The nose is mostly black or dark. They eyes can be blue or brown. The ears are triangular in shape and partially erect. The coat is short and thick. The main coat color is white with spots on it. The color of spots may vary. It can be black or liver. But it also can be dark blue, lemon or even tricolored. Some come just plain white. 20 to 22 inches is the height of Dalmatian dogs. The weight may reach up to 55 pounds. The dogs are slightly taller, than bitches.