‘While Dalmatians love to be with their people for any activity that occurs in the course of a day and can make wonderful companion dogs, their high energy level can be exhausting to live with.
Dalmations were created to run for miles alongside carriages, helping to ward off highwaymen and add a touch of flair to the vehicle with aristocratic passengers. (Now we just have cars with racing stripes.) Not surprisingly, the Dalmatian today has an endless capacity for exercise and is the ideal companion for people who jog, skate, or bicycle. He’s also a keen competitor in canine sports such as agility and flyball. A Dalmatian must have adequate daily exercise to prevent behavior problems from developing.
If you are considering a Dalmatian, be aware that the breed is not only highly active but also highly intelligent. They need training early in life to establish rules for behavior, or they will decide it is their job to run things. Dalmatians can be a bit headstrong so training must be firm and consistent.’
At the same time Dalmatians are sensitive and do not respond well to harsh training methods. You need a positive approach to training with lots of rewards for proper behavior if you want a well-trained dog. Dalmatians are said to not forget mistreatment or harsh behavior.’
Please only consider adopting Polka if you are in a position to meet her energy and exercise requirements, as well as providing her with the love and affection that she will thrive on. If you cannot meet these provisions please do not apply to adopt. Polka is spayed, chipped and vacacinated. We ask a minimum adoption donation of 150 euro to help offset some of our veterinary costs. A dog licence and collar tag are required to complete the adoption, a home check applies, and a deposit of 50 euros is required to secure a booking upon meeting Polka. We are now taking expressions of interest. Please download the PRE-ADOPTION form using the link below, complete it and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.