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What can you tell me about Dalmatians & their exercise needs?

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Koda

Dumb but cute!
 
 
Barked: Thu Jul 7, '11 8:08pm PST 
I am looking into adding a new beast to my pack & am considering a Dalmatian. My only concern is the high energy level. We live in the country, on 150 acres, so he/she would have plenty of room to run, play & stretch his/her legs. Now my Great Dane will run & play with his toys outside all by himself & I am wondering if this is at all true for Dalmatians? Do they "self exercise" or do they require a more hands-on approach to exercise?
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Delta and- Doc

The Spots Are In- The House!
 
 
Barked: Thu Jul 28, '11 7:37am PST 
My dals do both. I can let them out and they will just run for the fun of it... but they also enjoy structured exercise like bike riding. Honestly though, when given a decent amount of exercise, don't let the 'high energy' scare you. They are couch potatoes in the house. Here is a GREAT description that a breeder received from one of her puppy buyers.

http://paisleydals.blogspot.com/2011/07/personality-of-dalmatian .html
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