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Old 06-22-2006, 05:37 PM
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Default dalmatian in an apartment?

I was wondering if a dalmatian could live in an apartment happily? I've research and it said with A LOT of exercise outside it could be possible...but is it really? is 2 and more hours enough exersise?
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:56 PM
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Depends on the kind of excercise. If yu mean 2+ hours of intense running then yes. 2+hours of strolling around town won''t be enough.

But yes, if yu meet the excercise needs, a Dalmation can cope in an apartment. He should be taken out often for a stroll though on top of the intense excercise.
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:58 PM
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Almost any breed of dog can be kept in an apartment, as long as the owner has the proper dedication.

You need to be able to devote a lot of time to providing exercise, and I recommend having access to an off-leash park.
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Old 06-22-2006, 06:10 PM
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I agree with Gempress. I live in a 4 bedroom house with my boyfriend right now, and I can tell you that just cuz it's a beg house, Boone gets little to no exercise in the house, or in the backyard. Really his exercise comes from his walking, or dog park. So I think the size of the house or yard really should be irrelevant when deciding on a breed. Except of course getting a Great Dane in a two room apartment is a little silly. ahah
I love offleash parks. A good hour there, playing with other dogs, and running like the wind is as good as a three hour walk in my opinion.
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:01 PM
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thanks guys!
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:26 PM
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Dalmations are very energetic dogs, but with lots of exercise, I think they'd be fine in a small house or apartment. My sister actually wants a dalmation, but is leaning towards a young lab to jog with. I think a dal would be a bit too much for her to handle at the moment.
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:41 PM
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ya, I go out a lot! I love to go on walks, go to the dog park, hike, and other stuff like that..
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