Dalmatian


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Dalmatian, Dalmatian coach hound

a medium-sized, shorthaired dog distinguished by its white color with black or brown spots distributed uniformly over the entire body. The breed has a unique protein metabolism that results in high levels of uric acid excretion into the urine. As a result the breed is predisposed to urate uroliths and some dermatoses believed to be associated with this metabolic characteristic. It also is affected by inherited deafness and a cavitating leukodystrophy. Called also English coach dog, Carriage dog, Plum pudding dog, Fire house dog and Spotted Dick.
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OK, we don't ever see 101 Dalmatians (and, yes, we were all counting them), but what you get are dozens of beautiful lifelike puppets, each one controlled by an actor to provide their voices but also to make them move in a convincingly canine way.
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