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.
Managing dog bites (2) Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:10:45 -0700 In the first part of this piece, it was said that a large percentage of dog bite victims are children and it was emphasised that it is appropriate to begin prevention education with children and parents. Infants and children should, therefore, be evaluated after a dog bite. History After confirming that the victim is medically... [Read More...] Read more
True Confession: I Had A Baby And Now My Dog Is Driving Me Nuts Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:12:32 -0700 But that's okay, says . . . the Humane Society?! There are some women you never want to be. Like the one who gets a boyfriend and then ditches all her single girlfriends. Or the new mom who suddenly knows better than every other mother in history. And you don't want to be me, either. I'm the woman who couldn't love her dog and her kid at the same time. Read Full Story Read more
For $100,000, You Can Clone Your Dog Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:11:18 -0700 Sooam Biotech brings cloning to China, has plans to save Korean cattle, and will clone your pet dog for $100,000 Read more
War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:48:28 -0700 Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker. Read more
'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:36:07 -0700 BENTON, Calif. (AP) Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools canines that can detect even small particles of human remains. Read more