The Dalmatian is capable of great endurance, combined with a fair amount of speed. The dignified Dalmatian, dogdom’s citizen of the world, is famed for his spotted coat and unique job description. During their long history, these “coach dogs” have accompanied the horse-drawn rigs of nobles, gypsies, and firefighters.
The Dal was originally bred to guard horses and coaches, and some of the old protective instinct remains. Reserved and dignified, Dals can be aloof with strangers and are dependable watchdogs. With their preferred humans, Dals are bright, loyal, and loving house dogs. They are strong, active athletes with great stamina—a wonderful partner for runners and hikers.”
- “Dalmatian_Dog” Wikipedia, Wikipedia.org, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmatian_(dog). Accessed 1 June 2020.
- “Dalmatian.” American Kennel Club, www.akc.org/dog-breeds/dalmatian. Accessed 17 May 2020.