Perhaps the world's most distinct-looking and recognisable breed, the Dalmatian is prized for much more than his spots. From coach dog to firehouse mascot to movie star, the dynamic Dalmatian does it all! He is a high-energy playmate, an intuitive friend and everything in between to his owners; it is hard to find a more versatile dog. This book provides the much-needed factual information about the Dalmatian and its ancestry, character and standard, as well as the proper selection, feeding, training, preventative healthcare and behaviour of the breed. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pup's arrival and preventing puppy problems. In addition to an extremely authoritative text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with a Dalmatian. Whether it's dietary concerns, allergies or fleas, this book is the way to prevention, providing the reader with the necessary guidance an owner needs from puppyhood through the senior years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of a Dalmatian. Topics discussed include history of the Dalmatian, characteristics of the Dalmatian, the Dalmatian Breed Standard, your puppy Dalmatian, everyday care of your Dalmatian, housebreaking and training, healthcare, when your Dalmatian gets old and showing your Dalmatian.