|Barked: Sun Dec 9, '12 4:33pm PST |
|I'll be watching this post as well, since I'm also interested in Dalmatians. Not especially for my sake, but because they're the only breed Fiance is really interested in. He wants one someday. Not soon, but someday hopefully.
He had one when he was a kid. She lived outside, per his mom's rule, because she was too destructive indoors. Not by any means a good breed to keep outside, chained up 24/7, but his mom isn't the most dog-savvy person in the world either... Long story short, the neighbor threw poison over the fence, and 12-year-old-him woke up one morning to find his dog was no more.
I'd like to let him have another Dalmatian someday. I wanted one as a kid too (because of 101 Dalmatians, I will admit) but I never got one, and eventually fell out of the craze. I might still be open to owning a well-bred one, but all the things I've heard do scare me a bit...
Even if they're not mean, I've heard they can be very similar in temperament/energy levels to Pointers, or Weimaraners even, and that does concern me... I've never met a Weim or Pointer that I liked (not in a "oh this is a bad dog" way, but more of a "not a good fit" way) and I have met quite a few. However, I could count on only 1 hand the number of Dalmatians I've met in my entire life. For as well-known as they are, I had actually never met one until I was 23, so I know next to nothing about what they're like in person.
(alternately I've thought about someday adopting a freckled Border Collie and telling Fiance it's a Long-haired Dal) (lol. I am kidding)
Edited by author Sun Dec 9, '12 4:55pm PST
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