What Is a Liver-Spotted Dalmatian?


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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.

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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.

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