Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

5 things I've learned about Dalmatians

by erin. (follow)
Blogger/Writer/Aspiring Millionaire Love of interior design, animals and arts and crafts
Dogs (152)      Pet Ownership (66)      Pets (29)      Pet Stories (21)     
Have you ever thought about owning a Dalmatian? Here are some things to think about before you make your decision, based on my own personal experience with three of them in my home!
Images by author

1. Black will never be a part of your wardrobe

Unless you want to go out every day looking like a lamington. You will have white hair on your clothes, your carpet and anything else in your house. It is IMPOSSIBLE to stop it spreading and it is one of the hardest hairs to be vacuumed up as while it is short, it will hang on to the fibres in your rug or clothes for dear life and you will spend a bomb on a vacuum cleaner to make your house look respectable.

2. They frighten people by smiling


When they smile they look like they are going to bite, when in actual fact they are begging for a cuddle. They also tend to snort and occasionally have sneezing fits from doing this. In fact, it's rather funny.

3. They can be exceptional guard dogs.

They will protect your family without a second thought and without looking "mean." They have a great low bark great for deterring unwanted visitors and will stand their ground if you or your family are feeling threatened.



4. They are amazing with children

If given appropriate training to be calm around them they create special bonds with children. My dalmatian Cooper has been in love with both my boys from the day I brought each of them home. He would follow them everywhere, let them grab him, sit on him and he would be unbelievably still and tolerable. He would cry when they cried and clean their faces and feet ( until I came in and told him I'd prefer to use a face washer cloth!)

5. They need a lot of exercise

Dalmatians were originally bred to run behind horse carriages and guard them overnight. This means they could run in excess of 20km a day. They also love water and so wearing them out in a pool or the surf is a great if you aren't up to doing a daily marathon.

#Dogs
#Pets
# Pet Stories
#Pet Ownership
I like this Article - 1
Do you have a pet story or helpful tips and tricks to share with other pet owners? You can get paid for submitting your original articles, product reviews or pet tips! Apply here.
More Articles by erin.
I can remember back to when I moved back to South Australia from Darwin three and half years ago a...
2 likes
Bunnies, so cute and cuddly, but did you know that bunnies on average live ten to twelve years? ...
3 likes
Take it from someone who has managed a kennel that had over 200 dogs a time
4 likes
If you are thinking about getting a pet bunny or already have one, it's important to understand th...
3 likes
Living in the tropics sounds like an amazing kind of lifestyle-unless you have pets
1 like
Anxiety in dogs can not only be a difficult thing for them to go through but also a challenge for th...
3 likes
view all articles by erin.
Articles by erin. on Other Hubs
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 36596
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
The laws about dogs vary from area to area
7 likes
In some places it is **compulsory** to have dogs, both male and female, desexed, unless they are c...
5 likes
Have you ever seen hamsters on television or in a video and thought what a cute pet one would make? ...
8 likes
All animals need an annual vet visit just as humans need their check-up with the doctor
2 likes
Don’t let your pet’s food and water dishes become a science experiment
8 likes
Canine Dental hygiene is key part of maintaining your dog’s overall health and wellbeing
8 likes
Shooting (pictures of!) dogs is like any other sort or photography with its own charms, quirks and...
6 likes
**%%Loves Me, Loves Me Not?%%** Cats have always been a bit of an enigma…
11 likes
We all enjoy the beauty that greenery and flowers bring inside our homes
7 likes
When parents bring a new baby into their home, they take every precaution to make it safe
7 likes
Categories
Dogs (152)
Cats (64)
Birds (13)
Horses (3)
Health (38)
Pets (29)
Feeding (25)
Safety (10)
Dog (5)
Summer (4)
Llamas (4)
Grief (3)
Diet (3)
Cat (3)
Toxic (3)
Fleas (3)
Fowl (3)
Dental (3)
Featured on Other Hubs
As well as being a way to create warm garments and rugs, knitting can have health benefits
5 likes
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version