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We 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.

Though, 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. 

Due 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.  

With 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.

We are going to be having Dalmatian puppies this winter, check out the Dalmatian puppy page or email us at info@bar6diamondranch.com or info@bar6diamondranch.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.

Thank you,
Kelsey and Candace

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