Monday, May 28, 2012

Plastic Dalmation

See spot run...and jump...and play!

Our Plastic Dalmation

This engaging, realistic-looking plastic dalmation miniature is made of somewhat flexible plastic with good quality. This replica has detailed fur and an attractive realistic pose. This dalmation replica makes for a nice pet, fits into a shoebox diorama, or serves as a great collectible. It is 2 1/2 inches long, with white fur and distinctive black spots. He's attentive and ready for adventure! Check out our other dog toys and gifts.

About Dalmations

With a lineage that supposedly traces back to a region of Croatia, the dalmation is a medium-sized breed of domestic dog best known for the white-with-black-spots coat common to this breed. Dalmatians typically weigh 36 - 71 pounds have a lifespan of 10 - 13 years.

Dalmations are a popular breed for families and dog enthusiasts. The breed has high guarding instincts and are excellent hunters. Dalmatians are high-energy dogs with a playful disposition. They are particularly noted to get along well with other animals. It was this trait that led to the breed being used in conjunction with horse-drawn fire carriages in the 1800's, acting as guides and guards for the fire crews. They were so successful in this capacity that the breed is now popularly connected with fire departments in most people's imaginations. Dalmatians are genetically pre-disposed to deafness (only 70% of all dalmatians have normal hearing), and are high-energy, high-activity dogs, so anyone considering welcoming this breed into their home should be willing to make the necessary commitment to this challenging breed.

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