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dallymcj



Joined: 17 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

I am nearly a Dalmatian owner! We had 2 Labradors but have been without a dog for just over a year and have taken the decision to get a Dalmatian. We are viewing a litter of puppies on Saturday so assuming all goes OK, we should be owners of an 8 week old girl at the beginning of May.

So does anyone have any tips on raising a Dalmatian puppy (its 15 years since we had a puppy). We've read up loads on the breed but nothing is better than hearing from owners.

Also, is anyone in the South East? We've struggled to find any Dalmatians anywhere near us, from our searches for breeders it seems to be a 'Northern' breed!

Now we just need to start thinking up names!
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fiona2



Joined: 25 Nov 2011
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Location: fareham hampshire

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi im from Hampshire welcome to the forum. I recommend lots of sleep because when pup comes home you wont be getting that much of it.
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KissCass



Joined: 18 Jun 2010
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Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice! I'm from Hampshire too and there are a few of us southerners about.

There's lots of advice on here and lots of support too. Good luck.
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Spotalot



Joined: 12 Sep 2010
Posts: 3185
Location: Essex

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello
We are from Essex and on our 3rd Dallie.we had to travel to Derbyshire for our present girl.

Hard work and great fun.

I would suggest a large indoor crate to keep pup safe when you can't watch her.

A good training class as soon as possible.

A sense of humour, and patience, and lots of time for socialisation.

Oh and lots of safe chew toys....the 'kong' make are the strongest.
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spottydogs3



Joined: 29 Aug 2004
Posts: 525
Location: Crawley, West Sussex

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in West Sussex and very rarely see Dalmatians around here. Where are you in the South East because there may be someone on here near to you?

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Louis & Sophie
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dallymcj



Joined: 17 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are as far in the SE as you can get! Right on the coast of Kent.
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Ann99



Joined: 04 Jul 2012
Posts: 266
Location: South West

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome!

Dalmatians are just the best! Laughing
Hard work at times, but so very rewarding. The forum is brilliant for advice - if you use the Search facility you can find the answer to almost anything (Dalmatian related Laughing ).

I think early training is essential - they are such strong dogs, both mentally and physically, that it's best to teach them from an early age that you are the most important thing in their world! We found short sessions (5 minutes) and lots of praise was the way to go Very Happy . Our boy, Flekk, is just two and we still do training with him, just so he doesn't forget Smile
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Maggi



Joined: 15 Apr 2004
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Location: Derbyshire

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome. Sorry about your older dogs but hope that the excitement of a new pup helps heal the heartache. If you look on the club info at the top of the forum and go to local contacts you will find the local people for Kent. Give any of them a call if you want some local help and advice. One of them - Colin Healey - is sometimes on here so may give you a wave.

Have a look through the old threads on here and ask any questions you want. Lots of different points of view and plenty of adviuce.

Look forward to hearing all about your pup.
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