A well bred Dalmatian can only be described as a gentle character, but one that boasts a tremendous amount of energy and playfulness. They are very dignified dogs bred to accompany carriages on their travels in times long past. Today, the Dalmatian has been a popular and distinguished choice of pets all thanks to the wonderful film the 101 Dalmatians.
Sadly, when their breeding is not as good as it should be, many of these lovely and unique looking dogs can develop some quite serious and unwanted flaws in their temperaments. With this said, they are pretty high energy and even the best bred Dalmatian if not given sufficient mental stimulation along with the right amount of physical exercise to tire them out, may well become a little destructive all due to the fact that boredom has set in. A bored Dalmatian can turn into a hyperactive dog and one that gets up to all sorts of things best avoided.