The Dalmatian is a dog that is quite unique, they have pure white coats that are covered with black spots, you can find liver coated Dalmatians as well but in my opinion these are not as pretty... More > looking as the black spotted ones. There is no other pure breed of dog in the world that has this type of coat or coloring. I guess you could say that they are one of a kind.
Nobody really knows where the Dalmatian comes from, there was a popular belief for a while that the Dalmatian came from Dalmatia. This lost favor when people started to take a closer look at paintings that had been discovered in Egyptian tombs, similar paintings depicting a spotted dog resembling the Dalmatian have been found in Italy, there was even a famous poet named Jurij Dalmatin who mentions the breed in his work. All this combined has led to the belief that the Dalmatian's origins are in Europe and Africa.< Less