Breed Standards for the Dalmatian

General Appearance: The coat is short, hard and dense, looking both sleek and glossy.

Head: Rounded eyes, flat skull, rounded, high-set, medium-sized ears.

Tail: Carried with a slight upward curve.

Color: Black or liver spots on white background; spots should be round, well defined, and preferably separated.

Size: The height is from 22 – 24 inches, while weight is generally 50 – 55 pounds.

Temperament: It is a playful, eager companion that must get daily hard exercise.