I have a question, something I've wondered about for a while: what's up with Dalmations and firetrucks? Has anyone ever seen this shit in real life? Why was it that when we were kids, they always showed a firetruck that had a "pet" Dalmation that rode with it and usually wore a fireman's hat? Does that ever happen in real life? What is a fucking Dalmation going to do at a fire?? Answers are welcome and appreciated, thanks :)


Fri, 01/01/2016 - 8:24pm
supernaut Says:

Well i assume dalmatians are similar to how the police use German shepherds and police in a way.

But i just looked this up.

livescience.com - "The tradition of Dalmatians in firehouses dates back more than a century. Nowadays they mainly serve as mascots, but before fire trucks had engines, Dalmatians played a vital role every time firefighters raced to a blaze."

"It all dates back to when people used horse-drawn carriages. But, at first, the dogs didn't have anything to do with fire fighters. People realized that Dalmatians would run alongside horses, keeping pace even when sprinting long distances. The dogs would even defend the horses from other dogs or animals that could spook or attack the horses during the ride."

You have the internet.
Use it.
It helps.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 9:59am

Thanks for the research Supernaut!! Glad you figured it out :D