The American Kennel Club describes the Dalmatian, the only spotted breed, as alert and active. The Dalmatian, they say, possesses great endurance, speed, and intelligence. Fun-loving, Dalmatians are “people dogs” that thrive in a family environment, though they are prone to shyness. Their high energy level requires daily exercise. Dalmatians are willing to please and quick to learn. However, they require gentle obedience training early on. Dalmatians are good watch dogs, and get along well with other members of the breed, but may be quarrelsome with other dogs. This breed is clean, has little doggy odor, and sheds profusely throughout the year. Generally healthy, Dalmatians are prone to hip dysplasia, and 8% of Dalmatians are affected by deafness. Overall, a Dalmatian acquired from a reputable breeder is a loving, energetic, happy, family pet.
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