I undertook this assignement because I am myself a dog lover and have
seen my brother own three or four different kinds.
Most people assume that dalmation is a nice dog and that is the
because of its rather friendly looks. Instinctly, they go and buy
themselves a puppy. I myself agree that this natural instict without
any question is right because Dalmations are not a dangerous dog
So why do some people caution that it is dangerous to own? Actually,
Dalmation is a large dog breed with an agile, muscular body and
powerful jaws. Also, the breed started as a carriage dog that ran
beside the horse pulled carriages and developed great endurance and
stamina that have few matches in the dog world.
This natural quality requires all dalmations to remain active and
agile. Few owners neglect this inbred 'need' and do not provide them
with the proper excercise and outdoor activities. Most Kennel clubs
warn that in this case, the dalmation may get irritated and may pose
Secondly, it is generally accepted that no matter what, dalmation need
bahavior training. It is because it is one of the few dogs that can be
adopted as either a guard or a family dog. Just because of this reason
there is a need to tell the dog who is stranger and who is family. If
not properly distinguished, it can take a family friend for a
stranger. AND dalmations are known to vigrously defend their families.
Another reason for it being called dangerous is that dalmation is a
large breed that remains active indoors and outdoors and some families
didn't quite care about toddlers and very small childrens who might
provoke the 'Big' dog. For example, we all know about few toddlers and
kids who will do anything with the dog. Now if a dalmation is not
trained and even if it is trained and mostly kept indoors, it might
get irritated very quickly. It is strongly advisable that families
with samll kids need to be vary of this behavior.
The American Kennel Club describes Dalmation as a shy dog. Although,
most private websites and dog owners will not agree with it but I must
strongly suggest that yes it can be a shy dog. That means that it may
need time to know who really is my friend.
From the above discussion it can be concluded that the dalmation has
to be provided with plently of excercise, it needs bahavior training
and families with small kids should be cautious.
Overall, the popularity of dalmation increased because it is
considered a great dog who is very friendly with its owners and its
family. I have even heard stories about dalmation's passionate
affection towards its owners. It must be stressed here that No Kennel
club in the world describe this dog to be dangerous. Altough, they
warn you that it just needs little attention and care so it can be
groomed into a great great life partner.
All in all, if properly trained a dalmation is a very intelligent and
I will like you to use two important keywords in the Google search
engine to provide you with the precise information that may help you.
I checked these two keywords and thaught that they might be very
useful. These are:
1. 'dalmation temperament'
2. 'dalmation characteristics'
I very much liked these informative pages.
Pet World Online 'Dalmation'
Dog Breed Info 'Dalmation'
I will also like you to consult these reputable clubs for more information.
Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
I hope this will help. Please clarify, if you don't feel satisfied
with my answer. I will be obliged to serve your needs.