What else? Dalmatians are stubborn and obstinate! Away at the front: Any other person always knows better than you what your dog needs anyway. At least that’s what they think. In his puberty Clemens thought, like almost all dogs, not to have to come, if he can deal with something more exciting. And in puberty almost everything is more exciting. But with Clemens this theater sometimes lasted 30 minutes or more. More than 1 hour with pleasure. And no, I do not exaggerate. By the way, he always behaved perfectly in the dog school. Outside everybody knew better. “He doesn’t want to come!“ Probably every dog owner has heard this sentence before. Well, the child has fallen into the well. What to do? The ultimate trick with Clemens was: Make a monkey out of yourself! Rolling over the ground, doing jumping jacks, … that was more exciting, and he came! Nice side effect: The surrounding people have something to laugh about. No matter! Clemens was happy and on a leash. But that is not all. He had a phase in which he only ate dogs***. On every walk. His values were top, by the way. Episodes in his life that really got me down. In between he always had phases where he was actually the perfect dog. Even today he still has his escapades sometimes. Fortunately, however, not as bad as before. He likes to “dance“ over the Ku‘damm and “turn wheels“ on the beach. He doesn’t like it when people look into his eyes, but thinks it’s even more fun when people are scared of him. He “moans“ when he is hungry and loves to roam the woods. By day and night. He loves to watch people for his life, hides behind trees and sometimes I have the feeling that he is an alien who is on earth with the mission to scout people. This is Clemens!
Dalmatians have a very special character. They are certainly not easy and not necessarily suitable for beginners. The most important thing you need for a dalmatian is patience, patience and patience!
Does a Dalmatian fit into my life?
The examples all refer to Clemens. Perhaps not every Dalmatian is that stubborn, confident and a little in love with himself. But Clemens is like that! Live and in color. He makes you laugh, despair and yes, sometimes even cry. A dog that evokes numerous emotions. In the end the joy, the love and the pride outweighs.
Dalmatians are great dogs, they are just different. The one likes it, the other does not. That is not bad either! Before we buy a dog, we should only be honest with ourselves. What can I offer the dog? Which dog do I like? Do I do justice to the dog? Dogs give you so much, but they also take away a lot. For example freedom. Can you cope with that? Take off the rose-colored glasses, deal with the negative one and choose the dog you like. Not your friends, your family or the “advisor”. You have to make compromises everywhere!