Dalmatian Question

People say dalmatian pup's are dumb & deaf...why?


People say dalmatian pup's are dumb & deaf...why?

    In Dalmatian - Asked by Anonymous - 4/17/2011 3:58:08 AM
Dalmatians are BY FAR dumb! Some are born deaf or deaf in one ear, but that is all gene/hereditary issues. You have to socialize them at an early age, just as you would do with ANY dog breed. My husband is a firefighter and we have a dalmatian who is 2yrs old now. He is the smartest dog I have ever seen. He was SO easy to train. We use him for a lot of FD functions and he LOVES being around the kids! He loves riding on firetrucks. He hears a fire truck and he starts jumping around all excited. He even demonstrates to kids how to 'stop... drop... and roll'... He has a huge smile and when you walk in the door he runs up to you smiling. We have even taught him how to say "I love you". They are animated dogs who are loyal, smart, and so much fun to be around.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/26/2011 2:09:25 PM


Damlmatians are actually a very smart breed which makes them difficult to train. They often believe they are the pack leader and knows what is best. The only way to over come that issue is to make them understand at a young age you are in charge not them. As for being deaf, one in every three dalmatian is deaf. Most white dogs have the deafness gene but most dalmatians will have some type of hearing problem. At times people make the mistake of not getting their dog tested and automatically think it is deaf by its dehavior. Dalmatians also have selective hearing so at times they will ignore you if they feel like it. I am an animal behaviorist who studies wild and domestic animals and I have had dalmatians since I was 9.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/10/2011 4:28:44 AM


Dalmatians are not dumb but can be born deaf. Tthey are highly intelligent dogs and used to be used to guard wealthy peoples money and houses
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/18/2011 10:49:48 AM