The Dalmatian is a medium sized, well-defined, muscular dog with excellent endurance and stamina.
When full grown, according to the American Kennel Club breed standard, it stands from 19 to 23 inches (48 to 58 cm) tall, with males usually slightly larger than females.
The Kennel Club in the UK allows a height up to 24 inches (61 cm).
The body is as long from forechest to buttocks as it is tall at the withers, and the shoulders are laid back.
The Dalmatian's feet are round with well-arched toes, and the nails are usually white or the same colour as the dog's spots.
The thin ears taper towards the tip and are set fairly high and close to the head.
Eye color varies between brown, amber, or blue, with some dogs having one blue eye and one brown eye, or other combinations.