Without the coach-box, the carriages looks more elegant especially if it is an open carriage, where the missing coach-box gives better sight to the people sitting in the carriage itself. For this reason the a la Daumont driven carriages are often exclusively gala carriages.

Daumont is a FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) registered kennel name (prefix). Therefore all the dogs that are born at our place will carry the prefix Daumont in front of their name on the pedigree. Although we have a Dalmatian kennel, our dogs live in the house with us. Usually, we have a litter every year, which we try to plan carefully. We believe in natural rearing, trying to combine ancient and modern methods. This is a long way, and we constantly try to improve our stock blood lines, the feeding, the raising of the puppies. Our puppies have constant contact to humans, our other dogs and the “outside” world. Our goal is a happy, healthy, self confident Dalmatian. The future of every breed is in the hands of responsible breeders, therefore we do our best. But above all remember: dogs are not toys. Think about it three times before you decide to have a Dalmatian.

As the time came to register our kennel at the FCI through E.N.C.I. (Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana = Italian Kennel Club) we had already some names to send for approval and registration. This names came from the desire to connect the Dalmatian to his functions during the past. For sure the most elegant function has been the coach dog. Therefore we sent for approval several coach names. Unfortunately FCI told us that all this names were already registered in the past and still protected by the FCI, therefore, there was no chance to use them. We sent a second list with other two names of coaches plus 3 names of castle and places around our area. The first name of the list war refused due to similarity to another already registered affix. Luckily the second Daumont has been accepted, registered and protected.

"A la daumont" is a term appended to different types of vehicles, driven in a special method which was introduced in France under Napoeleon I. by the Duke of D´Aumont. These carriages have no driving seat or coach-box, a small box ("coffre") being substituted upon the front gearing. They were drawn by a team of six or four horses (there is also the method à la demi Daumont where the carriage is pulled by 2 horses) and driven by mounted coachmen ("jockeys"), which were riding on the left hand side horses. They were usually accompanied by two footmen behind.