a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
- In keeping with the Dalmatian's historical use as a coach dog, gait and endurance are of great importance.
- The dog kept a vigilant guard over the house.
- The dog stays home to whelp and raises her puppy.
- The coach built the team up to a fighting pitch.
- The coach saved his star player for a trump card.
- The big dog leapt up at the little girl.