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.
Atlanta Falcons waive player accused of killing dog Fri, 29 May 2015 21:17:00 GMT "He reflexed and kicked the dog." Froelich said Shembo agreed to pay a $15,000 bond and he was released from jail Friday night. He said he wasn't surprised the Falcon cut his client given their history with Michael Vick and his dog-fighting scandal. Read more
Before Wieners Were $30: A Brief History of Hot Dog Carts Mon, 25 May 2015 09:34:00 GMT "Hot dogs have become a trendy food. To an extent, they've become an art form," Eric Mittenthal, vice president of public affairs for the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, stated frankly. The wiener industry has been thriving in the United States ... Read more
Dog-eared pages of history Thu, 28 May 2015 09:59:00 GMT THERE is a window of time between shoehorning oneself into seat 237C and the precise moment the wheels leave the ground. The first minutes of climbing, with seat angle just so and general quietude prevailing, are peak sleep-time for Gulliver. But one must ... Read more
Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo charged with killing dog Fri, 29 May 2015 19:37:00 GMT Of course, the Falcons own history with animal abuse dates back to former quarterback Michael Vick, who was imprisoned on felony charges for his role in a dog-fighting ring. Read more
A White House without dogs? An alternate history of presidents minus the pups Tue, 26 May 2015 11:32:00 GMT The real Fala Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt's dog Fala sits beside a radio at a West Coast naval base as FDR accepts the nomination for a fourth term. (Photo: AP) "I don't own a dog." Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., explaining why he ... Read more