Rare Dalmatian Coat Color Variations and Mutations
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When most people think about Dalmatians they think about black and white spots (resulting from the piebald gene), short coats, and the fire station! But just when you thought that when it comes to this famous dog breed, you have seen everything there is to see, well, that’s where you’re wrong. this beautiful breed still has a few surprises that even the most worldly dog lover didn’t see coming.
Let’s take a look at some Dalmatian coat color variations and mutations that are as rare as they are beautiful!
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The gene for a Dalmatian’s long hair is recessive and incredibly rare. That’s why most of the Dalmatians you see have that traditional short black and white coat, which may be common but is beautiful in its own right.
Looking at this gorgeous dog below you might not even think that it is a Dalmatian. That said, the spots don’t lie: that’s a longhaired Dalmatian
Liver Brown Dalmatians (Brown Spotted Dalmatians)
There are also brown-spotted Dalmatians! A leopard may not be able to change his spots, but apparently, Dalmatians can. This type of rare Dalmatian with brown spots is also called “liver-colored,” but that’s not exactly a suitable name for a dog that looks as adorable as this one does, is it? Leave the liver in the fridge and bring on the pups!
Lemon Colored Dalmatians
Some Dalmatians can be found in several other colors, such as this orange-colored beauty. Though rare, you don’t actually have to travel all the way to the Dalmatia region in Croatia to see this special type of Dalmatians: they can be found all over the world.
Rarer still is the tri-color Dalmatian (which apparently couldn’t make up their minds as to which color they thought suited them the most). They come in two variations:
White, black and tan
White, liver and tan
There are also rare “blue” Dalmatians, too. The word blue is in quotation marks because dog breeders just use that word to mean a color that is actually a whole lot closer to gray. Either way, it’s still awesome.
That’s right, spotless Dalmatians exist, too!
Another Dalmatian variation sports a mix of spots and black patches, like this beautiful guy here.
Who would have thought that there were so many other types of Dalmatians?
Share these rare dogs with your dog loving friends – and don’t forget to check out more dogs with unusual coat markings!