Consider this breed if you are an active person who can provide plenty of training, socialization, and opportunities for hearty exercise.

Vital Stats

Height: 19 to 24 inches at shoulder
Weight: 48 to 55 pounds
Coat: short and satiny
Life span: 13 to 16 years

Best known as the star of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, this sleek and athletic breed has a history that goes back several hundred years. He started out as a coach dog but has also served in many other capacities, including hunter, firehouse dog, and circus performer.

As charming in life as in film, he goes from gallant to goofy to gallant again in the blink of an eye, and loves to be a part of everything his family does. Full Dalmatian profile on
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