Definition of Dalmatian in English:
1A dog of a white, short-haired breed with dark spots.
- Large, powerful dogs are frequently targeted, including Akitas, chow chows, Dalmatians, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Great Danes, pit bulls, Rottweilers as well as mixes of these breeds.
- Seven Labrador Retrievers, two Dalmatians, a boxer and a mongrel owned by Chinni Krishna are ‘Doctor Dogs’.
- I was breeding Dalmatians at the time and I sold a puppy to a hippie couple and they painted all the back spots purple, and came into town and everyone was like, oh yeah, purple spots.
2A native or inhabitant of Dalmatia.
- He is a Dalmatian, a native of the island of Brac, and he did not enjoy what we might term a normal childhood.
- Heritability estimates have been reported in Californian, Swiss, and German Dalmatians.
- These were all well established by the 1890s, and were added to by Croatian Dalmatians in WA and Lebanese in NSW.
late 16th century (sense 2): the dog is believed to have originated in Dalmatia in the 18th century.
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