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Dogs with spots: Cutest breeds with spotted coats

Dogs with spots: Cutest breeds with spotted coats

There are so many different breeds of dogs. Each and every breed is unique in terms of personality and also looks. We have large dogs, small dogs, dogs with long coats, dogs with short coats, dogs who are only one color, tri-color, we have also dogs with spots.

In this article, we’re going to talk about dogs with spotted coats. Now, when you hear dogs with spots, there’s probably only one breed that comes to your mind. Dalmatians!

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However, there are actually many other breeds that have a spotted fur such as the Australian Shepherd, Beagle, Border Collie, English Setter, and the Australian Cattle Dog.

Dogs with spots – Breeds

Even though there are many breeds that have a spotted coat, we’re going to only talk about three specific breeds. Our favorite spotted breeds.


Dalmatians is a breed of dogs with spots
Athletic, protective, and friendly are three words to describe Dalmatians

The first breed on our list is of course Dalmatians! If we could use only three words to describe this medium-sized dog breed those words would be protective, athletic, and very friendly! What makes Dalmatians so special is their unique look – a beautiful white coat with black spots.

FUN FACT: The Dalmatian, which is in fact a hunting dog, originates from a region in Croatia. This region is called Dalmatia hence the name — Dalmatian.

But, let’s talk a bit more about the Dalmatian’s personality. These dogs actually have a sparkling personalities and are very intelligent. Besides this Dalmatians are super loyal, they are playful, active, full of energy and excitement.

Dalmatians need up to two hours of exercise daily

Because of all of this Dalmatians also need to be trained properly or else their energy can get a bit out of control. They absolutely hate sitting quietly and being inside all day, in fact, they thrive on being outside snd being active! Also, if you’re thinking about getting a Dalmatian, know that they need at least two hours of exercise daily!

Australian Shepherd

A picture of an Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent working dog of strong herding and guarding instincts

The Australian Shepherd is another great breed with a spotted coat. Despite their name, Australian Shepherds didn’t actually originate in Australia, but in the western United States around the time of the Gold Rush in the 1840s!

FUN FACT: The Australian Shepherd is one of the most popular dogs in the world, at least according to the AKC ranking.

Aussies, how they are often referred to, are very intelligent dogs! They are full of energy and are the happiest when they have something to do, for example, herding livestock. In fact, they love helping their humans, no matter what the task is. They simply thrive on having a job, a task, a purpose!

australian shepherds are dogs with spots
Australian Shepherds tend to be a little pushy with their humans

The Australian Shepherd seems a bit cold toward strangers, but they are very affectionate and loving with their owners.

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However, it’s also important to know that this breed tends to be a little pushy and commanding. So, their owners really need to be firm and confident leaders.


The Beagle is a sweet and adaptable medium sized dog breed
Beagles are very adaptive and easy-going dogs, which makes them the perfect fit for many people

Beagles don’t have as many spots as Dalmatians have, for example, but they are dogs with spots for sure!

It’s no secret that Beagles are actually pretty small dogs. However, in that small package, you get a combination of great personality, looks, and an unbelievable scenting ability! All of these characteristics make them absolutely hard to resist!

Beagles also have spotted fur

When it comes to their personality, Beagles are happy, funny, sweet, gentle dogs. They are very loyal and love spending time with their owners.

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However, many Beagle owners will also tell you that these dogs a quite naughty! So you might have a tough time training them.


In conclusion, dogs with spots on their fur are really unique and special looking. Even though every dog is beautiful in its own way, dogs whose fur is spotted really have something that adds to their charm.

If you’d like to learn more about other amazing breeds we have a whole section on our page called “Dog Breeds“.

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My name is Jackie and I am a veterinarian with a degree in veterinary medicine. With extensive experience in treating various animals, I am known for my compassionate and personalized approach to animal care.