Perhaps what first comes to mind when you hear the term dalmatian is the Disney movie “101 Dalmatians.” Personally, throughout my life, I haven’t thought much about dalmatians other than in the context of that movie. In the grand scheme of things, dalmatians are an underrated breed, especially for new dog owners. Due to their loving personality, dalmatians are known as the “Companion Breed.” However, if you aren’t sure about taking on the responsibility of a dog, yet still admire the dalmatians striking spotted coat, a dalmatian statue is a perfect choice for you.
Loyalty is in Their Blood
The dalmatian has a long, lean build making it a naturally athletic breed. This accompanied by its guarding instincts and overall dependability makes the dalmatian a choice guard dog breed. In the 17th century, dalmatians became the choice of carriage dogs. This job entailed that the dalmatian ran beside carriages or horseback riders to protect them from any dangers on the road. The endurance of this breed allowed them to efficiently keep up with the horses. Their impeccable watchfulness allowed them to see a threat before it actually approached, allowing the dalmatian to alert human security in advance.
Your Go-To Workout Buddy
Dalmatians are an active breed. As aforementioned, they were bred to keep up with horses and still have that same endurance and athleticism today. Being an energetic breed, dalmatians need frequent exercise. This can be a great opportunity for their owner. Dalmatians love to run next to their person. This gives their owner the perfect motivation to get outside and go biking or for a jog. Due to their endurance, dalmatians are also great hikers. This being said, more strenuous activities should wait until your puppy is at least two years of age, as this is when their bones will be at mature strength. Dalmatians are more than just companions, they act as a reminder to stay active and get outside.
Train With Ease
I remember with my current dog, training was a challenging process. She just would get very mouthy and overprotective of what she considered to be her space. Therefore, the whole process was more stressful than it needed to be. Reminiscing on the obstacles in training my current dog, definitely makes me appreciate this dalmatian characteristic. Dalmatians are an intelligent and friendly breed, making them easily trainable. A crucial part of the training process for dalmatians is exposure to new, pleasant environments. This will help them to learn better adaptability. Showing them that just because a person or place is unusual to them, doesn’t mean it is bad, is crucial at a young age. Establishing this sense of versatility will ensure a much easier training process with your dalmatian going forward.
Adaptable and Affectionate
Dalmatians are born with a strong sense of adaptability. This translates into the ability to move from one space to another with ease, as well as, an overly friendly demeanor. It is important, as mentioned above, to introduce your dalmatian to new environments to strengthen this trait. Dalmatians are very sensitive, making them a choice breed for those with children. If their owner takes the initiative to introduce them to other dogs at a young age, the dalmatian has the potential to be welcoming with unfamiliar people and dogs. Dalmatians are overall tolerable to temperature. However, they are much more comfortable in warmer climates. Therefore, if you live in a typically cold climate the dalmatian may not be the best choice breed for you. That being said, you can still admire their stature and striking coat with a dalmatian garden statue.