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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and Intimate Experiences * For a more personal portrait of Croatian life, visit homes in Dalmation villages and enjoy traditional regional food in Split and Dubrovnik; * In small local boats, cruise the lesser-known islands of Lokrum, Kolocep and Lopud or the Neretva River (from Dubrovnik); or * Walk through the historic Jewish ghetto district in Ferrara, Italy, as part of a new tour from San Marino.
Last but not least, Krekic reports on that remarkable Latino-Slavic symbiosis, so characteristic of life in Dubrovnik and the Dalmation coast, especially during the late medieval period and the Renaissance.
Sir Albert repeated his bon mot several times, sadly tripping up on the words after a while and referring by mistake to calling a black and white mongrel a spotted dalmation.
1) The Rodriguez family's Dalmation, Pepper, makes her way through the back yard of their Granada Hills home.
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Next week sees Aled, Greg and Minti the dalmation visiting the county of Glamorgan, the most populated county in Wales.
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But over the next few weeks the 55-year-old from Marton and his eye-catching Dalmation are hoping people will stop them in their tracks to help raise funds for Zoe's Place baby hospice.
Wait till the second coat is dry, then with a small artists brush, dab on the Dalmation design.
On the last night I saw him, he shared with me the secret that the boys' birthdays surprise for their mom the next day was a Dalmation puppy.
HOT on the wagging tail of Harley, the 11-stone dalmation who hit the papers last week, we now have Tess taking her bow: she's a 12st 4lb golden labrador, laying claim to the unfortunate title of Britain's fattest dog.