A Dalmatian is a breed of dog recognized by the Nintendogs + Cats Club Kennel.


Coat Color

With Spots

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3DS (NTSC): "This Croatian breed has been used for security, hunting, and firefighting purposes."

3DS (PAL): "This Croatian breed was used as a carriage dog, as well as for guarding and hunting."

Dalmatians are born white and develop their spots after a few weeks. Their spots may be black or liver, and they will even develop spots on the roof of their mouth and sometimes on the pads of their paws. Spots vary in size and amount, and they can even form in clusters, especially on the ears.

It is said that the Dalmatian became the mascot for firefighting because it was used as a guard dog for the carriages that firemen rode in. As the horses pulled the carriage to the site of the fire, the Dalmatians would run alongside and protect the horses from anyone who might get in the way or purposely startle or stop the horses.

In modern times, the Dalmatian is still a firefighting mascot, even though firefighters don't need them to protect the trucks. Some firehouses keep a Dalmatian living in the building as a pet and a mascot, just for tradition's sake. Plus, they make good companions for when firefighters stay in the building for multiple days straight. In Nintendogs + Cats, the only recognized kind is With Spots, in which the Dalmatians will have either black or liver spots, and the spots vary greatly in size and number. If the player chooses "Surprise me!" they may find a Dalmatian/Labrador mix that is available in pure white or black and white textures.

Unlocking the BreedEdit