This breed found fame through the Disney Movie '101 Dalmatians'. But it is not only the movie that made the breed well known - with their white coat and black (or brown) polka dots, Dalmatians certainly do stand out in any crowd.
This distinctive look along with playfulness, friendliness and lots and lots of energy to burn are the breed's trademarks. Dalmatians are calm and relaxed at home but once out and about, they want to run for hours. If you love jogging, bike or horse riding, they will happily participate.
Dalmatians like a pack structure but their position in the pack needs to be clear. If the rules are not clearly established, they will make their own and can become pushy, wanting to take over the household.
This, coupled with their sheer never-ending energy makes Dalmatians more suitable for experienced dog owners.
|Life expectancy:||10-13 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|