Is it true that Dalmatians are one of the hardest to keep breeds because of how much feeding and physical exercise they need

They are not “hard” if they are suitable for you.

They are a breed that is naturally very active (both physically and mentally) and can have a more territorial/protective nature.

They are not a “Labrador with spots” but quite a different breed.

If you are active and want an intelligent (but not subservient/blindly obedience), highly athletic, very active puppy – then the Dal might be right for you.

If you want a sedentary loves-everyone puppy and just think that spots are cute, keep looking.

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