Don't let the laid-back, charming wiles of this dog fool you. These hard working dogs will often have you wondering if they'll take your job. Provide regular games and advanced training and this dog will become a docile pushover. As long as they're challenged, dalmatians don't fall into destructive habits. Vigorous and playful, they make a great family dog who gets along with everyone.
You won't have to worry about grooming its beautiful coat, but you will have to be a confident owner who can take charge and show this dog who the real brains are behind the relationship. They're relatively healthy, but be prepared for serious health issues: Hyperuricemia is prevalent in purebred dalmatians.