No one becomes a Dalmatian owner because they want a lazy dog that will lie around all day. These fun-loving dogs need a lot of exercise to be happy. You probably do not have time to spend walking several hours every single day, but there are a lot of things you can do that will burn spurts of energy in a relatively short amount of time throughout the day.
The reasoning behind dog breeds being so expensive to own is quite interesting. Expenses are commonly related to the purity of the breed which makes their price go to the extreme. In addition, prices climb when they are offspring from a prize winning dog.