Bluebell: advice on Dalmatians please?
my 2 children would like a dalmation pup..are these dogs easy to keep, are they good with children..do they need a lot of exercise..or can anyone recommend a better dog to get
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Answer by Cocker Spaniel Luver is sad :(
No offense but dalmations are pretty hard headed. So they are not a very good dog to get... very, very, very hard to train.
Answer by Lioness
Yes, they do require a lot of exercise.
They are also prone to a number of health issues.
Google them, do more research, and then decide of you think they really are cut out for you. There are TONS of sites that have info on many different breeds that will tell you all about their pros and cons.
Don't start dreaming up the perfect dogs on 10 Dalmatians. That is not the real story. They can be difficult.
Answer by animalcrazykid
If you like a neat house, don't get a dalmation. You should probably get a small dog like a yorkshire Terrier. The only problem with those is that they need to be brushed. But they don't eat or exercise a lot.
Answer by Eddie Mix
Dalmations are excellent with children I have two and they love the kids
Answer by cameo's mom
Ooh! They are sooo cute! A Dalmation is a great dog. So is any dog with much training. These dogs have a need for running room and will require training like any other breed. Depending on the age of your children many dogs would be a good choice.
I always recommend this: Go to an A.K.C. dog show in your area and check out the doggies there and you will fall in love with the many breeds of dogs you will see. However remember that these doggies are very much well trained and that is a large part of why so many people love them when visiting. Spend as much on training as you possible can for what ever doggie you choose. Check out as much information as you can for the breeds available to you. Talk to as many people as you can that are truly knowledgeable about several breeds and then make a choice. Do not pick a dog just because of it's color or fame in the picture industry, it may well not suit you as it grows older etc. (that goes for a lot of breeds) You will want to think about grooming, training, size, how long they live, boarding costs etc. before making an informed decision on breed choice. As for me, I love them all, but best of all, I love a "trained" doggie!
Answer by Sierra H
it is vary good with children,and so r Boston Terriors
Answer by jelly210
Need lots of exercise and can get quite over excited. They also tend to be scavengers. I used to work at RSPCA and if a family wanted a dog we would recommend a cavalier king charles ( not the red ones!) as they are pretty bomb proof. x
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dalmations are very hyper, they need tons of exercise. they tend to jump up on people so it would be best to only have one around children 8 years or older. i prefer boxers but they are very large. a blue heeler sounds good for you. they don’t need to much exercise and love kids.
Read up on the breed and do your research before getting any dog. Pick the one that’s right for you and your home, and not just the one your kids want, because I bet you are going to end up taking care of it after it’s grown up and isn’t a cute little puppy anymore.