Every puppy is unique on its own, but they are all adorable! Choosing a favorite dog breed can be hard, as each has its own set of characteristics and traits that make them lovable.
Yet, if you weren’t before, I am sure you fell in love with Dalmatians after you saw “101 Dalmatians”.
Lexi Smith, a Denver, Colorado resident, has been enchanted with these dogs since she first saw the movie as a small child too. These puppies are amazing pets and unique fur to their white coats that develop well-defined black or deep brown spots 10 days after birth.
Dalmatians are active, intelligent, playful, and non-aggressive, but must be exercised regularly to use their boundless energy.
Yet, one such puppy keeps melting the hearts of numerous people- the Dalmatian Wiley!
With over 177K followers on Instagram, the adorable canine is a real celebrity!
What makes him incredibly cute and unique is the heart-shaped spot on his nose!
His owner, Lexi Smith, documents his adventures on Instagram, and described him as “a 54-pound ball of curiosity, craziness, sassiness, cuddling, hunger, clumsiness and love”. Yet she added that “no amount of pictures on could ever fully capture all that he is and all that he means to me, he’s my best friend.”
“When the account first started growing I remember thinking ‘Wow, what if he hits 5,000 followers!’ I never in a million years could have imagined it would be what it is now. And it’s STILL GROWING. I am constantly amazed, shocked, but mostly so grateful. It has been a fun little adventure, that’s for sure.”
He made his way to Colorado from Oklahoma on Saint Patrick’s day.
“I had a tough choice in choosing him. The heart was there, but not fully formed to the point where I believed it would stay since Dalmatian spots change so much as they grow. I chose him because the breeder told me that all he did was sleep, snuggle, and eat, so we already had a lot in common.”
Wiley gets all the attention he needs, from his owner, his fans, and the entire family.
Yet, Lexi said that Wiley can be stubborn at times, but she wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world:
“Wiley’s truest Dalmatian traits are constantly making me laugh. Usually, it’s a giggle paired with shaking my head, laughing off total frustration from his stubbornness, but that’s part of owning the breed.
If you can’t laugh it off and be creative in finding a solution and training the naughty traits out of them, life with a Dalmatian would be such a challenge.”
Yet, she added:
“I have been really lucky with Wiley, though. He has the best heart, and I’m not talking about the one on his nose. He loves everyone he meets and is always so excited to make new friends. He has been relatively easy to train and has made the best little adventure partner I could ask for. He requires so much attention, and he’s basically attached to my hip, but that’s what I love about him.”
On Lexi’s Instagram, fans are updated with the various things the two best friends do together. They play, have dinner, and often go on adventures.
“We are so lucky to live in Colorado and have the biggest most beautiful places to play in and explore. He loves hiking or going to one of the many massive dog parks here. He also enjoys car rides and sits where he can look out the front window like a true copilot. But when he gets sleepy, he really, really LOOOOVES to snuggle.”
Isn’t Wiley just irresistible?