Have known two people with Dalmatians and both were high on the list of dumbest dogs ever. In both cases it might have
Me too. And the Dals I knew were every bit as high strung as the worst Mals.Have known two people with Dalmatians and both were high on the list of dumbest dogs ever. In both cases it might have
been the owners or just those particular dogs.
Kinda like Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. They are a work dog and need to be worked. Their instincts to find and retrieve are completely unmatched IMO but much like most Savant's they can't grasp normal pet behavior. They will die before they don't complete a retrieve with no regard whatsoever for their physical condition but not chewing up inappropriate things and submission peeing on the carpet not so much. Also keeping them worked is a commitment bigger than children.Anytime one takes a 'high intensity' animal from an open ground work environment and places that animal in a confinement environment, there's an issue with where that drive and energy goes.
I work with large dogs with what I'd call 'targeted aggression'. Even though I'd like to have one of the dogs I've trained as a companion, that's not what they do and I have serious doubts as to the outcome. It would be a really bad scene if this 'targeted aggression' was turned on a person who didn't deserve the attention.
This type of dog isn't a 'house pet'.