My constant companion Ruby, she is never more than half a step away from me. I'm really worried that I will one day trip right over her, she doesn't mind being bumped into, kneed up the bottom or having her toes trod on, as long as she can be right there with you she's happy. She is the most affectionate and doting dog I have ever owned and I'm so glad she is in our lives. Ruby is 3 1/2 years old and still loves a good play with her collection of baby toys on the lounge room rug. Oh, yes, she comes indoors! Dalmatians have a really short soft coat that is so easy to look after but they shed hair all the time!!!