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Say Hi To The Dalmatian Puppy Who Wears His Heart On His Nose

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on June 1, 2023

Many of us met Wiley the Dalmatian back in 2018. He became an internet sensation with his adorable heart-shaped nose. Wiley’s mom, upon meeting him, didn’t fall in love with the puppy for his unique appearance; he was chosen because of his endearing personality.


Wiley’s mom Lexi Smith told People, “Wiley definitely holds true to the Dalmatian reputation of being stubborn with a strong personality, but he is so sweet and such a lover.” Then added, “I wanted a snuggle bug, and that’s exactly what I got! He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.”


When Wiley’s photos circulated, people curiously commented whether the pup’s adorable heart-shaped nose would stay that way. Dalmatians’ spots can change drastically as they grow. Well, we wondered that, too, and did our research! Grownup Wiley is still loaded with cuteness! Check out the video below to see Wiley’s puppy photos and what he looks like now. And to follow Wiley on Instagram, click here.

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