15 Facts Every Dalmatian Owner Should Know

At the beginning of the 19th century, Dalmatians were a status symbol of the English upper class. Important people let them run alongside their expensive carriages on trips, which earned them the name “Spotted Coach Dog”.

#1 In New York at the same time, Dalmatians were the mascot of the fire department, where they ran in front of the crew’s horse-drawn wagons.

#2 Originally, Dalmatians were bred as hunting dogs and were used as protection against predators.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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