Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Dalmatian Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Although thought to have originated from Dalmatia as the name suggests, there is some evidence that it actually came from India and was brought to ancient Greece by Indian traders. This dog has served as everything from a retriever and bird dog, to a sheep herder, circus performer and carriage dog. An exuberant, friendly dog that is suitable to the urban environment, is good with children and needs little grooming, but it is not best suited to hotter climates and does require a lot of exercise. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsReferred papers Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Strand & Strand Dalmatian, Happy Healthy Pet. Howell. ISBN 0876053843. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. British Dalmation Club: www.britishdalmatianclub.org.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Dalmatian Club of America: www.thedca.org.