I hope so, because most pet shop dogs are impulse buys, and this breed is most definitely not for that type of owner.I could look at them all day long. I just seen one for sale in a pet store, I haven't seen one around in a long time. There was a single father that took it out and his son was about 2. The father was trying to decide between the Dal and a min pin. I advised him that the Dal's need lots of exercise and can be high energy, I think he went with the min pin.
I tried leading him in that direction. He looked kinda lost and once I explained the exercise and energy part, I think he was getting it. The puppy was adorable.I hope so, because most pet shop dogs are impulse buys, and this breed is most definitely not for that type of owner.
Very interesting, just thought of them as fire dogs... why does the firemen use them? I wonder...Yep, they have energy to burn. They were bred as guard dogs for horse drawn carriages, they would run along side them anywhere from 25-50 miles in a day. They were also an "all-purpose" working dog; guarding, hunting, pointing, ratting, etc they would do whatever, but they were refined as a coach dog.
Fire trucks used to be horse drawn fire wagons, so they would have Dalmatians to guard the horses and wagons. The fire trucks had copper fittings and people would often try to steal from them when the fire fighters were busy, so the Dalmatian guarded it. They'd keep stray/lose dogs away from the horses, and they'd even be ratters in the barn,too