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Did you know that Dalmatians are the only true
and original "coaching" dog? Throughout history Dalmatians were used to guard the horses and
the horse drawn carriages on the road or in stables. In order to perform this historical task Dalmatians
naturaly have a high energy level and make great modern day "coachers". But don't let the high energy
fool you, they also make great coach potatoes and snugglers.
Dalmatian Gait - Dalmatian gait should be sound and balanced, effortless and efficient with
purposeful reach and drive with no leg interference and good foot fall timing. Dalmatians were bred for
endurance trotting so he/she should be able to trot all day long with a minimum of effort. There is nothing
more beautiful than a correct moving Dalmatian flowing efficiently with long ground covering strides
around the show ring or in your backyard!
The following are some suggestions for roadworking your modern day Dalmatian: