Originally from Croatia, dalmatians were once trained to run alongside horse-drawn carriages, making a clear path for the horses to pass. Because they remain an active breed, dalmatians require a lot of exercise and make willing jogging partners. They have a sweet personality, love to play, and won’t get worn out by busy children. Because dalmatians are always eager to run, early obedience training is a must to prevent them from accidently bolting into traffic. The dalmatian’s coat is short, dense, and easy to maintain.