The Dalmatian dog is a regal, loyal friend and companion. Bred to run along side a horse, they are the original carriage dog. That is how they got started as the fire dogs. They ran along side the firetruck when they were pulled by a team of horses.
Made famous by Disney's 101 Dalmatians and recognized as a firedog, and in the Budweiser commercials, the Dalmatian is the only truly spotted dog breed.
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Dalmatians known as firedogs, and famous for Budweiser commercials are actually great companion dogs for horse back rides. They were bred to run along side a horse to guard carriages from robbers. They naturally like horses and their instinct demands they run along side and keep pace with a horse. Over the years, as fire trucks were pulled by horses, the dalmatian dog was right long side keeping pace.
Made popular by the Disney movie, many people thought they needed a spotted puppy. Unscrupulous breeders and irresponsible buyers brought about an unfortunate circumstances that gave these fabulous dogs somewhat of a bad reputation.
My Dalmatians are family ranch raised in Wyoming and have fabulous personalities. For people who aren’t familiar with them, I describe them as spotted labs without all the slobber.
They have pointing and retrieving instincts and can be used for hunting dogs.
They are smart and active making them a great choice for therapy dogs, agility dogs or about any other job you may have.
If you are a rider and want a dog to run along, but not nip heels, a Dalmatian might be a great choice for you.
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