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Articles Archive - History of the Dog

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 owner pushes to change city ordinance on vicious breeds
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:27:00 GMT
There's a new push to remove specific breeds from Des Moines' list of vicious dogs. According to city code, some breeds like pit bulls are considered vicious even if the canine has no aggressive history. It can be said that dogs are a man's best friend ...
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Update: Stabbed dog had broken away from handler
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:42:00 GMT
Update: This story has been updated with new information from eyewitnesses and the history of the pit bull ... The terrier's owner attempted to get the pit bull, named Clara, off his dog, and then stabbed her several times with a pocket knife.
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'I'd sooner vote for a mutt than a Republican:' History of Yellow Dog Democrats in today's political update
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:08:00 GMT
In the now solidly red South, it seems almost inconceivable that Democrats once reigned supreme in the Heart of Dixie. They did, though, coining a term that's still around today: "Yellow Dog Democrat." Ever wonder where the phrase came from? The folks at ...
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Dog Spacesuit Will Soon Be Auctioned Off in Berlin, Germany
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:11:00 GMT
Now don't go emptying your closets looking to make room for this piece of history just yet. The spacesuit, which sells with an oxygen supply tube, is not intended for people, but for dogs. In fact, word has it that it was worn by space dogs Belka and ...
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Pink's Chili Dog Recipe
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:26:00 GMT
From a classic chili dog to a Lord of the Rings-inspired take, Pink's menu consistently draws in famous fans and lines wrapping around the block. Watch the video for more of the mom-and-pop stand's history and to learn how to make three of its iconic dogs.
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