Dalmatians As Fire Dogs
The breed's evolution to fire dog began as early as the mid 1700"s. They were used as stable guards and they also ran with the carriages to guard whatever was in the carriage, whether it was passengers or goods. The Dalmatians served as stable and carriage guards because they are unequaled as a companion. He can be broken as a pointer, he will even run a rabbit if need be. He will follow his master all day on foot, or after a carriage, and will be interested in everything going on. There is also a theory that their role developed from the breed's notable affinity towards horses. The ongoing curiosity about Dalmatians even led to a Harvard study to understand how the dogs were drawn to their coach positions. Certain dogs would automatically gravitate toward certain positions, whether it was the back or right under the horse. Dalmatians are natural born "fire dogs".