All About Dals

Is a Dalmatian the right dog for you?

All too often people get a Dalmatian without knowing enough about the breed. There are more than 400 breeds of dogs and no one breed is right for every person. The Dalmatian is a wonderful dog, but before deciding to adopt one, first consider the following facts:

  • DALS are a good family dog, BUT can sometimes be too lively for young children.

  • DALS are intelligent and quick to learn, BUT stubborn; they need a firm but gentle hand, and obedience training. They are not for people who don't set limits.

  • DALS are people oriented and excellent indoor & outdoor companions, BUT they are not a yard dog and need lots of people contact.

  • DALS love to go, go, go! They like jogging and biking, BUT need owner involvement.

  • DALS are natural watchdogs; polite when properly introduced, BUT could be aloof with strangers as with any breed.

  • DALS are generally healthy, BUT can suffer from genetic deafness, uric stones, skin problems, and they do not like cold weather for long periods of time.

  • DALS are loved by owners who like active, challenging dogs, BUT not liked by owners who want quiet, settled dogs.

  • DALS shed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, BUT a daily brushing tends to help.