I bet ‘101 dalmatians’ has been the favorite animated movie for a lot of you. As you know, the dalmatian dogs’ skin is white but what makes it unique are those black cautious marks all over the body. You can tell it is a dalmatian dog as soon as you see it. What is even more unique is that opposed to dalmatian dogs, there are dalmatian horses as well who do share the same characteristics as the dogs.
Well, the right word is not dalmatian because the breed has a specific name, Knabstrupper. The Knabstrupper breed was first established in 1812 in Denmark. A chestnut mare with leopard complex blanket markings was bred to a solid-colored stallion, producing a colt with dramatic spotting.
The mare and her son were each bred to many other horses, producing many offspring with spotting and establishing the Knabstrupper as a breed. As you may understand from this, the breed was way more unique centuries ago because there was such a small number of them. From Denmark, they were, later on, were bred in other European countries and on the other side of the ocean.
Today, there are bred in 12 countries including, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and most recently, the Czech Republic, Australia, and New Zealand. Well, the numbers are way better now which is great cause it is such an amazing breed. Watch the cute video below and share your thoughts on it.