My local Humane Society shelter has a 7 yo dalmatian/hound male that interests me. I've noticed in my research that dalmatians have been crossed with quite a few other breeds but I've not found anything about crossing with a (coon)hound. I was wondering if anyone had had any experience with a cross breed like this and what are their characteristics. I'm concerned that the dog might be a "runner" if allowed off leash (eventually). Thanks for any input.