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.
What the history of dogs tells us about civilization in the Americas Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT Humans began migrating to the Americas roughly 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. They didn't bring their dogs with them. Domesticated canines likely didn't show up on American continents until 10,000 years ago, long after humans first arrived, according to a ... Read more
Sierra history: Dick Buek, the mad dog of Donner Summit Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:45:00 GMT TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. Today's hotshot skiers and boarders generate YouTube highlights by hucking killer cliffs, barreling gnarly half pipes, and snorkeling through cold-smoke powder. But long before the voyeuristic days of helmet cams and drone ... Read more
K-9 added to SWAT unit makes Cleveland police history Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:38:00 GMT His name is Goro and he's the first of his kind in Cleveland police history. "We only want that dog to look for bodies, for individuals, not drugs. His only drive is to find people. It's another less-lethal force we can use, another option ... Read more
Dog saved from euthanasia dies after cancer diagnosis Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:00 GMT KANAB, Utah (AP) A Utah animal sanctuary says a dog that escaped death in Indiana a result of an ultimatum in the will of its late owner has died. Best Friends Animal Society said Tuesday in a statement posted to its blog that it euthanized the ... Read more
'Little Dog's past and present come into focus Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:09:00 GMT At nearly the same time, Weber and her neighbors were wondering about the history of the lonely little dog who lived on scraps and shied from people. "To see a story about this little dog in the paper was very heartwarming," Stevens said. "I think he was ... Read more