As the subject of a popular movie and the cause of fireman lore, the Dalmatian is one of the most famous breeds of dog in the United States. Dalmatians puppies are gorgeous animals that are capable of doing lots of things. Older Dalmatians have a characteristic look with lots of black spots dotting a white coat. This isnâ€™t the case for Dalmatian puppies, which are born with a completely white coat and develop their spots later in life.
Beyond their gorgeous looks and the stories which they have inspired, Dalmatians make great pets, as well. They have imposing size, incredible stamina, and they are excellent guard dogs. These things combine to make the Dalmatian a good choice for police and fire work, but it also makes a great pet. Though you might not be putting out any fires, it is nice to have an imposing physical dog around the house.
Dalmatians are easily excited, extremely loyal, and they have propensity for action. These dogs never like a dull moment. Instead, they would rather stay active for long periods of time. That doesnâ€™t always mean that you have to be at the center of the action, though. Dalmatians are masters of finding their own means of entertainment, especially when left to roam in a large yard.
Dalmatians do well with other dogs and can sometimes take on the protector role for younger dogs. Sometimes, they can be aggressive towards another dog if that dog poses an immediate threat. Most of the time, they play nice, though. As far as kids go, Dalmatians are not great dogs to have around young kids. Along with their energy comes a rambunctious nature that can sometimes knock down a kid. They do well with older kids who know how to handle a dog.
Dalmatians suffer from extreme separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time. They can sometimes become very disruptive if left without games or attention. They will find a way to entertain themselves in an effort to take their minds off of being lonely. If this is in a house, then it can cause some pretty expensive problems.
Dalmatians are excellent pets for people who have the capability of handling them. They are not recommended for novice dog owners, however.