A lovable black-on-white spotted dog which is often associated with firefighting and classic Disney films. It has been meticulously bred to conform with certain aesthetic standards. As a result, dalmatians are plagued by deficiencies which could be attributed to massive inbreeding. These dogs are often afflicted with serious renal problems such as sudden failure (CRF) and urinary stones (CRS). They also suffer from joint and tendon problems such as arthritis and tendinitis.