Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted August 31, 2014
Our first experience with this breed was when our family decided to add to our family and instead of getting one as we had decided, we ended up getting 2 puppies, a girl and a boy. Adorable and we had to get them both.
The pros that I would say for dalmatians is that they are fairly easy to groom and look after as well as relatively easy to train. In my experience, both puppies were very observant and obedient and rarely got into any mischief!
Also worth mentioning is the fact that they are incredibly loyal and loving towards children. I remember calling out to the dogs one afternoon and neither showed up. We also could not find my baby brother who was 3 years at the time. We had a huge garden so, worried, we went looking there to search for the dogs and my brother and what we found was so adorable! My brother was asleep on top of the dogs in their kennel and because he was asleep, they would not move even when called in case they disturbed him!
I have no cons for this breed purely because in our experience they were very well-behaved dogs since puppies. However, these dogs do like to be around their owners most of the time so I believe it would send them into depression if they were to be left alone for excessively long hours or if not given extra attention and play time. So for very busy owners, this might not be the right breed.