With their strong build and distinctive black and white spotted coats, Dalmatians are iconic dogs. They are most often associated with being firehouse mascots, but the tradition of having Dalmatians run beside fire carriages actually dates back to 17th-century England, where the fancy spotted dogs  were considered a status symbol. With such a noble history of working alongside humans, is it any wonder that today’s Dalmatians are such beloved family members? Even if they aren’t fulfilling firefighter duties, all Dalmatians have important jobs to do: providing love for all who meet them!

For the Dalmatian in this video, the object of his affection is none other than a teeny-tiny kitten!  Their sweet relationship is a great example of how well animals of different species can learn to get along, and even to love each other. Watching the giant pup so diligently pet his kitten friend is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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We must admit we’re a little jealous of these two, snuggled up so contently! Excuse us while we hit replay!