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.
A brief history of wiener dog racing Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:14:00 GMT The House of Hatrack will be heading to the German Festival on Sunday for beer, sausages and wiener dog races. True story about the early days of wiener dog races: In a bid for authenticity, the WDRAA (Wiener Dog Racing Association of America) ruled that ... Read more
The History of Kosher Hot Dogs Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:34:00 GMT In celebration of National Hot Dog month, we thought it would be the perfect time to dig into history to find out more about everyone's ballpark and summer BBQ favorite the kosher hot dog. The origin story of the first hot dog which was definitely ... Read more
BARRY LEVINE: Songs for the Dog Days of sunmer Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:52:00 GMT Page's biggest hit was "Tennessee Waltz" in 1950. Elvis Presley had the most successful two-sided hit in rock history in the summer of 1956 with "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel." Written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, "Hound Dog" rea ... Read more
Guest Blog: "A Dog's Life" in Early America Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:21:00 GMT Dogs have played a critical role as human companions for thousands ... She is also a rising junior at the College of William & Mary, just up the road! Emma is a double major in history and public policy and spends most of her free time swimming for ... Read more
Chicago Hot Dog Fest Returns To History Museum For Fourth Year Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:06:00 GMT OLD TOWN Celebrate the past and present of Chicago's favorite food at an upcoming festival. Chicago Hot Dog Fest, now in its fourth year, is set for Aug. 5 - 7 at the corner of Clark Street and LaSalle Drive near the Chicago History Museum, an official ... Read more