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• High energy level
• Medium exercise needs
• Moderately playful
• Very Affectionate
• Friendly towards other dogs
• Friendly around other pets
• Friendly around strangers
• Moderately easy to train
• Great watchdogs
• Moderately protective
• Low grooming requirements
• Medium tolerance to heat
• Low tolerance to cold
This tireless breed can run for miles, so it’s important that those contemplating the Dalmatian are prepared to exercise their pet hard every day, otherwise he may not be the ideal pet in the home.
His high energy and enthusiastic nature may not be suitable for families with young children, and deaf Dalmatians are not advised to be kept with children because of their tendency to snap.
He’s an alert and playful breed that is happiest in a family environment, although he can be aggressive towards strange dogs. The Dalmatian can be stubborn, but he makes a great watchdog and wonderful companion. His spotted coat is his main trademark and identifiable throughout the world.
The Dalmatian is a dog breed that will not be happy or make a good family pet if he doesn’t get regular daily hard exercise. He’s perfect for joggers. Although he can survive in cooler temperatures, but he needs a soft bed and is happier sleeping indoors with his family.
His coat requires regular brushing as he tends to shed constantly.
Although the Dalmatian has been known for a wide variety of uses throughout history, he’s an excellent and the only dog to be used alongside coaches with horse-drawn carriages. His name is derived from Dalmatia, the western region of the former Yugoslavia.
Throughout history he has been a war dog, retriever, bird dog, fire house dog, circus performer and even trail hound. His coach-dog days in the Victorian era are what brought his popularity and job purpose to distinction, especially with his elegant posture and spotted appearance.
Once cars became the mode of transportation the Dalmatian lost his job as a coach hound but he still retained his position alongside horse-drawn fire trucks, and is the beginnings of his reputation as a fire dog.
Thanks to 101 Dalmatians he became a children’s favorite and is still a very popular breed today.