Q: Is there such thing as a Dalmatian with no spots?
I was watching 102 Dalmatians, and Odd Ball has no spots. Is she a real Dalmatian with a birth defect or is she not a Dalmatian?
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Answer by Sammi T
In a very rare case, yeah. If the mother of the dog is all white, then it's definitely possible.
Answer by Greg
Well, I can answer your question as the dalmatian who played Oddball was mine – Minti – sadly she died age 12 in 2012.
Minti was a 'red' spot dalmatian (similar to a 'lemon' spot). They get their spots a few weeks later so she was more white than usual whilst filming age 8 weeks. But the film also used lots of computer graphics to make her 'pristine' and they even used a coat in some long shots and even tried a jack russel for some shots. The image on the DVD cover with bizarre blue eyes isn't even a dalmatian and was produced well before the film was shot. I was there throughout the filming. If you look close in the park scenes (the balloon) you can see where they've forgotten to scrub some shots of spots and you see her reddish spots showing on her ears, as they appeared there first.
Hope that answers your question. If you google 'greg stevenson Minti dalmatian' you'll probably frind news reports etc that were from the period that we filmed 102 in early 2000.
Answer by Meg
I can answer this, because I have one close to it. I have a 2.5 year old purebred Dalmatian named Cora, who has very few spots. She is beautiful, pure white with a full black heart shaped nose and eyeliner around both eyes, spots on her ears, and a few spots on her back, it looks like someone flicked a paintbrush w black paint on it across her back. As a puppy, she had an all white body until about 6 months of age. Both her parents are heavily spotted, and she had 6 brothers and sisters also heavily spotted. She just came out different.
She gets comments everywhere we go! We’ve won a lot of local pet contests and she is a local celebrity where we live bc everyone remembers and recognizes her (plus she’s smart and can do tricks like take a bow.) So yes in my opinion it would be possible for a white Dalmatian to exist… Just rare.
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