Dalmatians are outgoing and highly energetic dogs. They are a good addition to a family with older children, since their high energy levels may not be suitable for very babies. Intelligent with a good memory, Dalmatians can be trained and make good watchdogs. They require early socialization and training. This dog is for someone who wants to spend time with a pet, as the breed thrives on human companionship. Dalmatians have a lot of energy and need lots of exercise. They are suitable for families that will commit to long, daily walks or runs. Dalmatians are a heavy shedding breed and tend to shed consistently through the year.