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.
Bill Gross Goes to the Dogs Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:44:00 GMT After providing a long history of the dogs in his life (Budgie, Daisy, Wiggles, and Honey), Mr. Gross pivots to the issue of negative interest rates. All the world's major central banks have been pushing interest rates lower and lower in what would ... Read more
Dog tag in the dirt a piece of Central Oregon history Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:12:00 GMT Hiking along a pioneer wagon road, a Bend man recently discovered a piece of history, one harking back to Central Oregon's military past. Buddy Mays, 71, was on the Huntington Wagon Road Trail earlier this month between Bend and Redmond when he happened ... Read more
A missing Ohio police dog who survived one of the coldest winters in history has been found Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:28:00 GMT After nearly two months on the lam, an Ohio police dog who gained 27,000 Facebook followers and inspired thousands of volunteers to search for him during a bitterly cold Midwestern winter, has been reunited with his owner, according to news reports. Read more
Miss P wins at Westminster dog show Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:47:00 GMT The first was Uno in 2008. Miss P wins best in show! She is the second beagle in Westminster Kennel Club dog show history to take the title in New York on Tuesday. The 4-year-old from British Columbia loves liver and appreciates the attention that comes ... Read more
The Underground Dogs for Drugs Trade Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:34:00 GMT was traded by their dog walker for drugs. Fearing that Sugar might've been sold into a dogfighting ring, they're doing everything they can to get her back. The past week was full of awful shit: ISIS destroying years of history, beloved actor Leonard ... Read more