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the intention of matching up the right owner with the right breed of dog.
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The Dalmatian, also known as the "fire dog" or
"coach dog", got its name for running alongside the horse drawn fire
carriages in the 18th century in Europe. They developed a dog that had
long legs for a long stride and strong feet to handle long distances on the
roads. They had to have the endurance to keep up with the horses.