A dog breed with an absolutely iconic appearance is the dalmation. As evidence of their extensive history, paintings from the early 17th century have depictions of them. Dalmatians have become popular cultural icons over the years (101 Dalmatians, anyone?). and it's simple to understand why. They are adored as both work dogs and family dogs because of their distinctive looks and amiable personalities!
Use Wiley as an illustration; no two dalmatians are alike! The lovely Dalmatian gained online celebrity thanks to Instagram when it became clear that the heart-shaped mark on his nose was simply too cute! Wiley the Dalmatian now has a whopping 122k followers on Instagram! Wiley is "54 pounds of goofy, clumsy, sassy, hungry, cuddling, curious, wild, crazy, stupid, happy love," according to his 26-year-old human mother Lexi Smith.
Lexi remarked during a conversation with Bored Panda
He is my best friend, and no number of photos could ever do him and what he means to me justice.
Typically, dalmatian litters contain 6 to 9 puppies. On St. Patrick's Day of 2018, Wiley, who was born in Oklahoma, and Lexi, who lives in Colorado, came into contact. Puppies of dalmatians are born white, but by the time they are old enough to leave their mother, they have developed their distinctive spots.
The heart-shaped mark on Wiley's nose was undoubtedly noticeable, but Lexi claims that wasn't the reason she choose him.
He was one of eight boys in a litter of 11, so I had a difficult time deciding which to choose. The heart was there, but it wasn't quite developed enough for me to think it would stay because dalmatian spots change so much as they mature. We already had a lot in common because the breeder had told me that all he did was sleep, cuddle, and eat.
It's common knowledge that dalmatians are an extremely energetic breed, making them ideal for anyone who enjoy the outdoors and adventure. Wiley, according to Lexi, is also brimming with personality!
More personality than any dog I've ever met is packed into Wiley's little frame.
Wiley is undoubtedly a cuddling bug, but in keeping with his Dalmatian nature, he is also incredibly energetic. Fortunately, Lexi claims that they reside in a place where it's simple to get Wiley outside to burn off all of his wild energy.
Everyone can be cool, but becoming awesome requires practice. Wiley
Another characteristic of Dalmatians that Wiley can relate to? He is really stubborn, according to Lexi.
To clear up any confusion, Lexi is not criticizing Wiley or his attitude of intransigence:
I have, however, had a lot of luck with Wiley. I'm not just referring to the heart on his nose when I say he has the best heart. He adores everyone he meets and is constantly overjoyed to meet new people. I couldn't have asked for a better little adventure partner, and he was comparatively simple to train. I adore the fact that he needs so much care and is almost hooked to my hip.
The adorable dog is now regarded as a full-fledged Instagram sensation, and when they go out in public together, as they frequently do, it's not just because of his heart-shaped snout that draws attention to him.
Not simply because of his heart-shaped nose, but also because of Lexi's passion for photography, the two of them moved forward:
I've always played around and experimented with photography, and then all of a sudden I had a cute puppy who was the ideal model. I already have a personal account, but setting up a special one for Wiley seemed like a perfect way to keep track of all the pictures I have of him and to create a history of his existence.
Dalmatians, according to their Wikipedia website, are a smart breed:
This ancient breed plays as many different functions as its purported forebears. They were employed as battle dogs to protect Dalmatia's borders. The breed still has a strong guarding instinct; while friendly and devoted to people it knows and trusts, it can be wary of strangers and other dogs. Dalmatians are great at getting rid of rats and other vermin because they have a strong instinct for hunting. In sports, they have served as retrievers, trail hounds, bird dogs, and packs for stag and wild boar hunting. Through the years, they have been successful circus dogs thanks to their striking markings and intelligence.
Every day, Wiley is feisty and brimming with energy! (But reportedly only till 9 p.m.)
Dalmatians' spots will develop and change over the course of their entire life.