Liver-spotted Dalmatians are Dalmatians with dark chocolate-colored spots on their bodies. According to the Dalmatian Club of America, liver-spotted Dalmatians are generally less common than black-spotted Dalmatians, but they are no more valuable.
All Dalmatians are born with plain white coats and develop their markings during their first month. The liver color is caused by the presence of a recessive gene. This means that the offspring of two black-spotted Dalmatians could include both black and liver-spotted Dalmatians in the same litter. The offspring of two liver-spotted dogs consist solely of liver-spotted dogs, according to Highland Dalmatians. Other color variations include lemon, orange and blue. Dalmatians with very pale yellow spots may appear white.