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Old 09-13-2006, 09:58 PM
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Does anyone know of any reputable dalmation breeders?

General info on the breed would be great too! (I've heard they're active and shed like crazy!) I'm not getting a dog just yet, I'm just looking around at the moment.
We owned two working Dals when we had our farm and I was very young. And yes they shed like crazy and yes they are energetic. It is best they have a job or a good energy outlet. They are smart but can also be stubborn and like any breed should be socialized well. It is hard to fin a reputable Dal breeder anymore sadly. And they are prone to deafness and other health problems. I don't know of any reputable breeders at the moment but you could always look into a rescue (sometimes they even get puppies).
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:17 PM
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Well I don't know a whole lot about the breed...I've met maybe 7 or 8.
I am yet to meet a sweet one that I fully trust.
Usually they are standoffish and kinda snappy (the ones I've met)

When I was a kid there was one in our neighbourhood and it got offleash and chased me (about 6 years old then) right up to my front door, growling, and all I did was come into it's line of sight. Luckily my dad was at the door and was able to kick it away.
(No I don't blame him for doing it, this dog was showing it's teeth, growling and running at his 6 year old daughter)
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:18 PM
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This is Sad! Some of you guys have never met a good Dal! They really are great dogs! but when you add up bad breeding, irresponcible owners, and lack of attention... you will get a aggresive dog. That goes for any breed...
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:36 PM
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This is Sad! Some of you guys have never met a good Dal! They really are great dogs! but when you add up bad breeding, irresponcible owners, and lack of attention... you will get a aggresive dog. That goes for any breed...
I agree our two Dals were the pictures of perfection well bred and well trained. The sweetest most trustworthy dogs you could imagine. But some people assume that because it is a "friendly" breed that they shouldn't socialize and train a Dal like you would a GSD or Rottie or Pit......or any breed. And so those dogs become aggressive, nervous, and spaztic. I have met plenty of badly bred and badly trained Dals in my time more then I would like to admit and its sad because I love the breed.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:55 PM
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sad..
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