The Dalmatian is a square-proportioned, athletic dog of good substance, built for efficiency at the run and great endurance. The breed is very versatile and has been used for many purposes over the years. The dog is a talented sporting dog, used as birding dog, trail hound, boar hunter, fire dog and best known as a coach dog. A former circus performer, he’s great at learning tricks and loves to show off his talents. This breed is an independent thinker, but in the right hands is capable of learning and doing anything. Its feature in the popular children's movie, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, has catapulted the breed to one of the most popular.