14+ Historical Facts About Dalmatians You Might Not Know

It is probably difficult to imagine a person living in a civilized world who does not know a Dalmatian dog. The cartoon, and later the Walt Disney film 101 Dalmatians, made these animals famous everywhere. By the way, following the release of this touching story, the popularity of the breed skyrocketed. Which is not surprising.

#1 The mention of spotted dogs is found in documents that have come down to us from different eras and states, starting from the ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls.

#2 White dogs with small dark markings are depicted in surviving religious and secular art from the 16th to 17th centuries.

Murals on the altar in the Church of St. Mary (also known as "Gospel od anđela") in a small town on the resort island of Losinj, a fresco in the Franciscan monastery in Zaostrog, frescoes in the Church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, ceremonial portraits by Venetian and Tuscan artists, which depict influential nobles - for example, Cosimo II Medici.

#3 Since many of the earliest evidence was found in the historical region of Dalmatia, which is now part of Croatia, it is from here that the roots of the Brid are derived.

And the obvious consonance of the names speaks in favor of this version, officially adopted by the FCI.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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