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History of the Fire Dalmatians
Updated On: Feb 24, 2012

 

History of the Fire Dalmatians

 

Dalmatians have long since been the dog of the firehouse and these days are the leading mascot in a firehouse. In times when horses did the work to take the firemen to the fires, the Dalmatians were the main dogs that paved the way to help them reach the fire. These dogs and horses got along very well, so the dogs were trained to be the ones in the front, letting people know to get out of the way. He was a guide to the horses and the ones who worked the fires making these dogs earn a honorary position inside firehouses.

Dalmatians have a history of the ones who are often used for work of a serious nature. During wars, they have been the ones who alerted when things were not right. They were the ones who worked as draft dogs, hound dogs, shepherds, hunters, retrievers, and so much more. They are very smart and can remember more than any other dog. The speed that Dalmatians have is phenomenal and has a remarkable endurance level.  They have no fear of big animals, like horses, which makes them the best breed for this kind of job.

They are known as coach dogs and were used mainly before the twentieth century, in other countries, such as Scotland, England, and Wales. It was the wealthy who took the most interest in them. They gave the wealthy the added touch to give them the feeling of feeling superior. They were an important part of any place that they were at and seemed to keep the peace if they were kept in a stable with horses. They were the best breed to keep company with the horse and often would be seen running along them for long periods. They were often also used to guard against theft of any kind.

At a time when some of the fire companies were volunteer or operated privately, these dogs were the ones that were picked first. These dogs were an excellent choice to be had, since they did practically everything asked of them, from protection to whatever else was needed of them. Dalmatians were a source of pride at the firehouses that they were at and the firefighters were able to show them off. These dogs worked with the firefighters until cars and fire engines were invented. This is when they become the mascot of the fire companies and also companions to those who did a service for their country. Dalmatians, these spotted black and white dogs, are one of the most well known dogs in history and they served their country well as a dog who served the firehouses.

 

 

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