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Year : 2008
Tome : 159
Volume : 12
Pages : 618-623
Title : The origin and evolution of Dalmatian and relation with other croatian native breeds of dog
Authors : M. BAUER, N. LEMO
Summary : It is known for a long time that Dalmatian dog have different metabolism of proteins due to lack of one liver enzyme. Final product of proteins breakdown is uric acid, while other dogs excrete alantoin eliminated by urine. It was considered that such metabolic process of proteins breakdown is identical to humans and if it is found in any other dog, it can be considered that this dog is closely related to Dalmatian. Besides this metabolic closeness, there is relation in color of the coat between Croatian native breeds of dogs. It is observed explicit similarity in genetic coat formulas. Typical spotted of Dalmatian dogs not being observed at other breeds, very often is manifested at Istrian hound. Group of sight hounds dogs was discovered in eastern Bosnian. They showed tendency of transforming from sight hounds constitution to hounds. It seems very significant because it gives us reason for reflexes about Dalmatian dog's origin and all transformations it was going through till the present time.
Keywords : Dalmatian, origin, evolution, Istrian hound, Old Croatian Sight Hound
Correspondence : N. LEMO
Adress : Clinic of Internal Medicine - Collegium of Cynology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Zagreb, CROATIA. E-mail : nlemo@vef.hr
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