Jackson started posing as a very young puppy!
Jackson, a two-year-old Houston based Dalmatian, brings a smile to over 49 thousand fans on his popular Instagram account, @jackson_the_dalmatian. While this dignified gentleman is the star of his own Instagram account, every now and then his equally adorable brothers, Heath and Bennett make an appearance. These Up Country dogs will be sure to leave you grinning!
These three don't have to share a bed, they just like to!
It all started with Heath. “Heath, a four-year-old Weimaraner, came from Pennsylvania. I lived in Ohio and had to drive over 3 hours to get him - he was 8-weeks old,” said mom Julie. “All the pups were lined up in a row to choose from, and he crawled right into my lap. It was love at first sight for both of us. Heath is named for a former Steelers football player, Heath Miller. A few years later, Jackson came from a breeder in Keota, Oklahoma. Jackson’s name is an homage to pop singer Michael Jackson and his song “Black or White”. And then came Bennett, who is Jackson’s nephew, and was a Valentine’s Day surprise gift from my husband. Bennett is named after the singer Tony Bennett (my husband and I danced to his version of “The Way You Look Tonight” at our wedding).” When they aren't referred to as Jackson and Bennett, they are affectionately nicknamed “The Spots”.
A gorgeous shot of Julie and Jackson.
While the trio enjoys posing for engaging content, they also love being outside, chasing balls, snacking on fruits and veggies, and always wearing bowties to complete the southern gentleman look. Heath and Jackson also enjoy taking the occasional dip in their backyard pool to beat the Houston heat. All three are lovable and charming, but they do have very distinct individual personalities. “Jackson and Bennett are very social – they love making new human and fur friends! Heath takes a little while to warm up to people but once he does he is very friendly.”
Julie began her now famous Instagram account as an easy way to share Jackson’s puppyhood photos with family and friends. “ On a whim, I entered him in a PetSmart photo contest, and he won. They featured him on their page, and the followers just started pouring in. It was around that time that I realized this sweet little puppy really made people happy – besides our family, of course!”
These Houston pups have been helping spread the word about Up Country's Hurricane Harvey initiative.
Throughout their social media journey, the three musketeers have experienced the latest and greatest products, leading them to Up Country collars. Today, the boys rock their favorite matching Texas collars, from which Up Country donates 25% of sales to the Houston SPCA. The initiative hits close to home for these Texans, as they had to evacuate when Harvey hit. Fortunately, everyone was safe.
For more on The Spots and handsome Heath visit @jackson_the_dalmatian, they’ll be sure to leave you grinning from ear to ear.