dalmatian

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by autumn11, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. autumn11

    autumn11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are dalmatians good with rabbits and chickens im thinking about getting one but only if it gets along with the animals i have
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    It's really difficult to say whether and individual dog will be good with animals or not. Some dogs can be trained to be good with animals and others are never trustworthy around other animals.

    As a breed, dalmations have a tendency to be hyper, energic dogs and can be difficult to train. They retain the "puppy" stage for a longgg time. So in general, they would not be my first choice for a dog that needs to get along with other animals. They also wouldn't be my first choice for owners who do not have experience with really hyper dogs that can be difficult to train and keep focused. I would definitely encourage a lot of research! I've known great Dalmatians but many of them were spazzes.
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    X2 what Chickerdoodle13 said. Would not be my first choice either lol. But do a lot of research, talk to breeders and owners, meet the dogs etc.

    No matter what breed of dog you get you have to plan on a long investment of time in their training.
     
  4. autumn11

    autumn11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. would a puppy be the best way to start
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I'm sure you'll get mixed answers to that but for me personally, I prefer to raise and train my ranch dogs from pups. Taking on an adult dog is fine, as a pet, but for a ranch dog that needs to know livestock and be good around them I want a clean slate to start with and I just find it goes a lot easier to start my pups myself.
     
  6. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our family had a Dalmatian for over 10 years (passed away from old age). He was a fabulous pet, but very high energy! -needed lots of exercise and activity. He did not appear aggressive towards other animals. Once a baby bird that had flown down from the nest (and couldn't fly well at all) hopped around in the yard. Our Dalmatian just gave it a quick sniff, then sat down and watched it. -never offered to bother it. It hopped across the lawn and onto the lower branches of a tree. He also never seemed interested in squirrels. -never had any issues with him chasing neighbor's cats, either.

    The most difficult thing with our particular dog was attempting to walk him on a leash. He was great to accompany me on a run off-leash.....but next to impossible to walk on a leash. -are very energetic and do take a lot of patience and work with training.
     
  7. autumn11

    autumn11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much for your help
     

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