Every dog (and every dog owner) has their own personality. And each breed of dog requires a special person. So what does it mean to be a Dalmatian owner?
Well first, we have to look at what the characteristics of a Dalmatian are, because of course that has a lot to do with what it means to be a pet parent to one of these spotted cuties.
Originally, Dalmatians were hunting dogs, but they were best known for being carriage or coach dogs. This meant that they would often be found at the sides of horse-drawn rigs, which includes the early firefighter coaches.
Over time, we truly began associating the Dalmatian with firefighting and their work at the side of the people running into the burning buildings. But what does it mean for the breed’s personality? In a sense it means that these dogs are both loyal and athletic. They are also loving and smart, but their loyalty and love can come across as possessive.
What does it say about you to be a Dalmatian owner?
Over on The New Yorker, their idea of what being a Dalmatian owner says about you is more a humorous look at themselves as they say,
"You’re a firefighter. We get it. I’m at this dog park without a dog. I’m single. We get it!! We’re perfect for each other."
But that doesn’t really tell us anything. So what do we think being a Dalmatian parent says about you?
It says that you believe in loyalty and hard work. You can appreciate getting acting and staying active. And not only that, but you understand that sometimes you just want to be with the people you love.
You love both hiking and running, solitary activities that let you connect with nature and the outdoors. And if you can do that with you pup at your side, then you know it is going to be a great day.
Being owned by any dog is a special experience, and no matter what your dog’s personality, in the end, it is all about how you and your pup connect that really matters.
But what do you say? Do you think this description applies to you as a Dalmatian owner? What other characteristics do you think of when you think of these pet parents? Let us know.