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.
Hot Dog History Born in Coney Island Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:44:00 GMT Nathan's Famous, host of the annual July 4 hot-dog eating contest, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. WSJ's Jeff Bush takes a trip to the original Coney Island location to explore the humble history of the popular sausage on a bun. Photo: Jeff ... Read more
Controversial Dog Meat Festival Ends Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:57:00 GMT China has an incredibly rich culture and history. And, yes, under the Han Dynasty (202 220 AD) consumption of dog meat peaked in China. However, it has been on the decline since then. In fact, during the Sui-Tang dynasties (581 -907 AD), people came to ... Read more
Prufrock: America's Unknown Militias, a History of the Hot Dog, and a Defense of Prozac Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:55:00 GMT America's unknown militias. "State defense forces, or 'SDFs,' assist with defense and disaster-recovery missions, but, unlike the National Guard, they cannot be deployed outside their home states. SDF units typically fall under the control of the state ... Read more
Top June Global Dogs Are Industrial, Energy, Basic Materials, & Consumer Cyclical Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:35:00 GMT ... Dow Dogs Relative strengths of the top ten Global dogs by yield as of market close 6/29/2016 compared to those of the Dow play out in the graphs and charts below. Projected annual dividend history from $10k invested as $1k in each of the ten highest ... Read more
VIDEO: Dog sets balloon popping world record Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:06:00 GMT A Jack Russell terrier from California made history after popping 100 balloons in less than 40 seconds. Twinkie broke the Guinness World Record by popping 100 balloons in 39.08 seconds, breaking Cally the Wonder Dog's record of 41.67 seconds. Twinkie's mom ... Read more