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.
Craig Sytsma mauled to death by two dogs during evening jog. Dogs had history Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:12:00 GMT Craig Sytsma, 46 of Livonia, Michigan has come to die after being attacked by two dogs whilst on an after work jog. The attack which came to take place in Metamora Township, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit, would leave Craig Sytsma unconscious, yet ... Read more
'National Hot Dog Day' Honors the Edible Wiener's History (VIDEO) Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:56:00 GMT Wednesday marked National Hot Dog Day, an annual occassion that honors the edible wiener's history. Hot dogs' origins date back to 1901, during a baseball game at the New York Polo Grounds. Vendors retrieved sausages from mobile tanks containing hot water. Read more
LIBRARY CORNER: Celebrate National Hot Dog Month Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:47:00 GMT and a Jeanes Library children's book called "Hot Diggity Dog: the History of the Hot Dog" by Adrienne Sylver states that a man in California ate 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at the International Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2009, which garnered ... Read more
Today Is National Hot Dog Day So Eat A Fenway Frank Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:16:00 GMT It is National Hot Dog Day today, celebrating a food item that has become a staple in baseball stadiums across the country. Fenway Park is no exception with its infamous "Fenway Frank." According to The History Channel, stuffing meats into casings is ... Read more
Shelter adoptions and one dog's personal story Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT When it's not, dogs will get a chance to strut their untrained stuff in front of every potential adopter. Housebreaking status, history of destructive behavior, and fear of simple things like leashes are not always apparent to prospective owners. Read more