This Archive includes the best of the History of the Dog articles featured on Working Dogs Cyberzine since 1996.
German Shepherd dog breeder Janice L. Bartmess reviews the history of DDR (East German) lines and the economic and political pressures that generated the divergence of the characteristic DDR lines from the remainder of the GSD genetic pool in Europe; and how that contributed to the importance of these bloodlines for the viability of the breed today.
K9 Soldiers Should Take a Bite Out of Bugs eloquently expresses the history and accomplishments of K9 soldiers in the heat of battle. Renowned anthropologist and author Mary Elizabeth Thurston issues a call for recognition of the war dogs and their boundless courage and remarkable devotion to the servicemen they unconditionally served and loved.
A history association in Colorado is looking for old working dog equipment from the '40s and needs your help building their living history display. Can you help?
Anthropologist Mary Elizabeth Thurston, well-known author of The Lost History of the Canine Race, publishes her first in our exclusive series of fascinating essays about the history of the dog.
Anthropologist Mary Elizabeth Thurston, well-known author of The Lost History of the Canine Race, publishes her second in our exclusive series of brief essays about the fascinating history of the dog, a heartbending story of one soldier's profound love and respect for his military K9 partner.
Dog classified as menacing after biting a child Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:04:43 -0700 A dog that bit a nine-year-old boy walking to school on Hinau Street last Thursday (19 March) has been classified as menacing by Animal Education and Control (AEC). Read more
Hamilton dog attack owners fined $200 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:46:49 -0700 The dog that attacked a 9-year-old Hamilton boy as he walked to school at Forest Lake will remain with its owners who have been ordered to pay a $200 fine. Read more
How 13-year-old Holly and her pet dog Tink made history at Crufts Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:45:35 -0700 A SCHOOLGIRL and her dog made history at the world's largest canine show when they took home the trophy for one of the events. Read more
Miss P the beagle wins best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:39:48 -0700 Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America's top dog by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club in Madison Square Garden. Read more
Pearl the obese dog gradually losing weight Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:19:14 -0700 Pearl walked through the doorway of Aiken Pet Fitness and Rehabilitation on Friday, took a look around, and immediately waddled back out toward the car. It was the fifth trip to physical therapy in six months for the morbidly obese Jack Russell mix, and she appeared to know it. For a dog who doesn't particularly like to work or walk or leave the house, it's not always easy to get her motivated ... Read more