The Dalmatian Coach Dog Firehouse Dog Author:Alfred Treen, Esmeralda Treen THE DALMATIAN -- Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog celebrates the romance of this companion to man, horse, and firefighters. — The authors present the most extensive breed history ever yet published. They cover the remarkable coaching trait and the breed's innate love of horses which led it to becoming the "Firehouse Dog" when engines were horse-drawn. Ev... more »en today Dals are treasured mascots to fire departments.
They trace the breed's development in America from George Washington's ownership to the latest winners and sires and dams. Over 90 noted kennels with the names of their outstanding dogs are included.
"Around the World with the Dalmatian" reports the breed scene in Britain, Sweden, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, and even Luxembourg.
The book offers much useful guidance to Dalmation owners in breeding, showing, and judging their dogs. A particularly valuable chapter interprets the Standard of the breed with explanatory text and excellent drawings that show the "rights" and "wrongs."
Tribute is paid to the Dalmatian's performance in the Obedience ring and as a hunting dog. The entertaining chapter titled "Fun Things and Side Effects" tells about the celebrities who own Dals, the Dal in art and poetry and also contains extraordinary photos of how people apply the "spotted dog" motif to amazing objects.