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