Group: Non Sporting
Colour: Black-spotted, dense black spots, and liver-spotted, liver-brown spots.
Lifespan: 12 years
Dalmatians are outgoing, friendly and exuberant.
Distinctive, elegant, exuberant and agile, Dalmatians like to run and run. They are enjoyable pets providing they can get the exercise they need, and are friendly and affectionate. Good socialization is needed from an early age to ensure tolerance of other dogs.
Originally bred: to run alongside carriages.
The Dalmation loves running, and has plenty of stamina.
High. Quiet at home but needs long, energetic walks.
owners: affectionate, devoted
Children: good if raised with them
Other pets: good, may chase
Strangers: friendly if socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: can be problematic
Active, energetic owner who will enjoy long walks with this dog.
May display control problems on a walk, escaping if under-exercised.
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