A-497, Dalmatian/Beagle Mama
Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund
F1961[-S1962?], as “Mama Dog” (Tricolor)
F1978-S1987, as “Pointer” (Cream/brown spots)
F1987-present, as “Dalmatian” (White/black spots, White/black spatter spots)
Mold Book Name: Dog sitting
Notes: The S1962 order form lists A-496, Papa Dog, but shows a drawing of A-497. A-497 is probably the piece that was produced that season.
1980s examples of the Dalmatian colorway have large round spots or spatter spots. Later dogs have smaller round spots. As of 2021, the factory was producing dogs with few spots and a distinctive marking of parallel elongated spots on the chest.