These ‘Firehouse Dogs’ Have a Heroic History

Americans have long associated Dalmatians as the nation’s fire station watchdogs, accustomed to seeing the uniquely spotted pups sitting outside stations and sometimes accompanying fire fighters during calls.

It may then come as a surprise to many that Dalmatians are not an original American dog breed, but rather of Croatian descent from Central Europe.

And what about those famous spots? The reason behind the Dalmatian’s trademark appearance may surprise you, too.

Dalmatians are wonderful, loving and generally healthy pets who can live on average from 13 to even 18 years of age.