Q: Are Dalmatians agressive?
A: I have owned Dalmatians for my whole life and I have never found them to be an aggressive type dog. They were bred to protect carriages, so they can have protective instincts but with socialization and training this will not be an issue. The miss conception of Dalmatians being aggressive came after the movie 101 Dalmatians was released. People were not breeding for the right reasons and were breeding dog who should have never been bred. This lead to dogs that didn't have the best temperaments. With the correct breeding and testing, Paisleypella Dalmatians and other breeders around the world have shown how amazing these dogs truly are.
Q:Are Dalmatians good with Kids?
A: All of my dogs love children! My Dogs love attention and have seen a person at every stage of life from little babies to older people in the hospital. As puppies grow they will go through fear stages but the only way to get past that, is to make every experience fun and exciting. One of the puppies from our last litter lives with 6 kids. We recently bumped into the husband and he said his dog "Kamo" is the best dog they have ever had, he loves the kids and keeps them safe! Most of our puppies are actually parts of families with very young kids!!
Q:Are Dalmatians Hyper?
A: Dalmatians like any other dog need about an hour of exercise and then will be laying at your feet. They will willingly go on hikes, runs, long walks and anything else you can think of. The dalmatian is a very diverse breed that loves to be with their person and loves to be active. Younger dogs will be more energetic, but of course as they age the need for an active lifestyle or lots of activity may lessen.
Q: Why can't Dalmatians have organ meat?
A: Dalmatians digest uric acid like people do, so they are at more risk of developing crystals in their urethra. This can be avoided by not feeding organ meat and always allowing the dogs access to water. Dalmatians also need to constantly flush their systems, so that the urine can't sit and create crystals.
Q: Do dalmatians come in only Black & white?
A: Dalmatians have two colour variations. Liver (brown) & white and Black & white. The liver is a recessive gene which means either both parents must carry the gene ( having parents or grandparents that are liver) or be liver in colour themselves. We often get many questions about liver Dalmatians because many people haven't seen them before.