I wondered this often - probably because I have such a strong interest in dogs anyhow.
My RV is a Coachmen & it has a running Dalmatian on it. Actually a couple of them.
Which caused me to wonder.
Was this Dalmatian a former pet of the founder?
What was the founder's interest in the breed?
Why a Dalmatian?
So since Google is our friend (& you must believe everything you see on the internet), I came up with the answer!
PETE! Yes, Pete. Pete was the company dog who could tell the difference between a salesman & an RV dealer. Plus since the Dalmatian is known as "the coach dog", hence the logo stuck.
I was watching a video on youtube of an older coachmen rig & that one had a standing Dal rather than the running one on my rig.
Anyhow, just a bit of trivia or info for ya'll.
I need a life ;-)
I did change my generator oil this morning!
Ok, yes, I need a life.....
Taken from an article:
By the way, the dalmatian featured in Coachmen’s distinctive logo was Pete, a company watchdog, who, legend has it, could tell the difference between RV dealers and salesmen, greeting dealers happily while growling at salesmen.
With Dalmations also known as “coach dogs,” a drawing of Pete leaping over the Coachmen name became a company hallmark logo.
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So there you have it -- Arf Arf!
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~