how to draw a dalmatian dog
Drawing  a dalmatian, Added by Dawn, March 31, 2009, 1:37:22 pm
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Uploaded: March 31, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
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Updated: April 20, 2010
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Well I thought that it was time for another tutorial on a dog breed that has made a name for itself mainly because of the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians. I wanted to do a lesson on this dog for a long time now but I never got around to it. Now that I had some spare time, I decided to submit a tutorial on "how to draw a Dalmatian", step by step. These breeds are also referred to as the firehouse dog because it is used mainly as a mascot for fire departments around the Continental U.S. The Dalmatian is believed to be related to the Pointer because of its sleek, muscular and symmetrical body frame. Dalmatians have a white colored coat that is speckled with different shaped spots. Most of us have a mental picture of Dalmatians having only black spots, but the truth is their spots come in either black, medium brown, blue, and dark grey which can sometimes look black. The odd thing about these dogs is that their nails are either the color of their white hair or the same color of their spots. Another unique feature about the famous firehouse dog is that their eyes can come in dark brown, blue or amber. As you may remember by the Disney cartoon, Dalmatians puppies are always born completely white and they develop their spots later with age. Because this breed needs a lot of human contact, they are not recommended to just be placed in the backyard tied up to a tree. They love playing with kids, going for walks, and they enjoy a good amount of mental activity as well. Which is why the Dalmatian is an eager breed to command train with. There is one health problem that they are known for and that is being born deaf. This is the reason why these dogs should have their hearing checked when they reach seven to eight weeks old. Now you would think that because they have such short coats shedding wouldn’t be a problem right? Wrong, the truth is Dalmatians go through extreme shedding at least twice a year and for some owners it is a very frustrating problem to keep maintained. No matter how you look at the breed Dalmatians make excellent fire dogs, family dogs, and awesome dogs to exercise with mentally and physically. This lesson will show you "how to draw a Dalmatian", step by step. So go on and tackle tutorial, and I will be back once again with something new.