raise the Dalmatian, this is truly a
unique breed of dog. They are loving, loyal and protective;
an excellent selection for the farm or family to guard and protect
with loyalty and courage. In this day and
age, with these troubled times, that is a very positive thing in
a dog. This is what we use them here on the farm and raise them
as. They are the guardian/protectors of us and our family farm.
Throughout history the Dalmatian provided a level of protection
that is not as well known. The Dalmatian has been in existence
for centuries, known as tireless
protectors reputed for their loyalty and focus.
The roles of this ancient breed
is as varied as their ancestors.
There have been claims from all over the world,
they were used as dogs of war, guarding
the borders of Dalmatia;
in Egypt depicted
on pyramid walls as chariot dogs. They
also ran along side Roman Chariots protecting
the horses and warriors from ground attacks,
served as a
highly prized protectors, known as "Coach Dog"
or "Ladies Dog" guarding
Kings, Nobles, and Commoners from attack by Highway Men and wild
animals as they traveled cross country by carriage and during
World Wars in any facet needed to protect and safeguard the men
fighting, or to more recently the use on the family farm.
Dalmatians are perhaps best known for their role as
fire-fighting apparatus escorts and firehouse mascots. Since
Dalmatians and horses are very compatible, the dogs were easily
trained to run in front of the carriages to help clear a path
and quickly guide the horses and firefighters to the fires.The Dalmatians were found to be superior watchdogs, and
so logically, the firefighters also utilized this as guard dogs to protect a
firehouse and its equipment. Fire engines used to be drawn by
fast and powerful horses, a tempting target for thieves, so
Dalmatians were kept in the firehouse as deterrence to theft.
This breed has
proved itself as a heroic protector and guard of what it holds
dear in any facet it was used in history.
to it's history; with the Dalmatian, they are not a dog you can just toss in the
back yard and ignore; you must socialize them and take them out;
the more exposure they have, the more well rounded they are. This
will not impact their protective nature, only give them more versatile
experiences to draw from. They make superior watchdogs and are very loyal to
their owners. Even though people think of it as a comical
dog from the movie where it is portrayed as such, it will
develop a very protective/guard demeanor.
our dogs in our breeding program, we strive to maintain this
wonderful temperament by carefully selecting good sound farm
dogs that live up to this rich heritage. We endeavor with our breeding
program to retain that
high guarding instinct; that, although friendly and loyal to those the
dog knows and trusts, it is often aloof with strangers and
unknown dogs. They
are not for everyone, but those who take the time to supply them
with a home they need, they are truly blessed with an outstanding
guard, personal protector of their family or farm.
are going to be having Dalmatian puppies this winter, check out
the Dalmatian puppy page or
us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com to be
put on the list, or to reserve a pup from this heroic breed when
we have a litter
available! We welcome all inquires.
Kelsey and Candace
visitor to Hardings Dalmatians!
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