Our Service Dog Dalmatians
Dalmatians can make good Service Dogs. Their need to be attentive to their owners makes them a natural in that respect.
The independent thinking of a Dalmatian can be an assest to therapy work, or it can work against it. As with any Service animal only a small percentage are actually suitable for this type of work.
Dalmatians Serving As Mascots
"Caesar" - Church Mascot
Dalmatian With A Calling...
JLS Caesar Augustus Schumacher (L)
(Shady Lady x Caddy)
"Caesar" was a Church & School mascot for the Church of St Joseph and ?, loved by Msg. Patrick Schumacher.
RIP Caesar April 22, 2007 - March 2020.
"Romeo" - Church Mascot
Another Dalmatian With A Calling...
"Romeo", JLS Romeo Aquinis Schumacker (L), (Lucky x Barkles) joined Msg. Schumacher and Caesar in their holy work in August of 2019. He has very big spots to fill now that Caesar is gone. We hope Romeo will do a "dal-lightful" job with his Church & School mascot work for the ? church.
Dalmatian Service Dogs
Making Life Better for Their OwnersFrom the Spotter article...
"Traditionally, few Dalmatians have been used in Service & Assistance Dog roles but Dalmatians can and do excel in these areas as the owners of these featured Dalmatians can attest."
Dalmatian Seizure Assistance Dog
JLS Dori Hartleys Crying Sky CGC TDI (L)
(Shady Lady x Decker)
"Jinx" was owned by Danielle Cunningham and was her seizure assistance service dog. He was not a Seizure alert dog, only a very small percentage of any breed of dog actually alerts prior to a seizure. Jinx went with Danielle to college and helped support her and keep her safe when she had a seizure.
Dalmatian Service Dog
JLS Leading The Cavalcade
(Shady Lady x Caddy)
"Caden" was owned by Lindsay Neil & Julia Soukup and was Lindsay's Service Dog. She did all the training herself and got him certified. Unfortunately, Caden was retired prematurely as a Service Dog due to an acquired health issue after a head injury from a car when he blocked her on the curb. He was doing his "job". The early retirement in no way diminishes his willingness and capabilities.