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.
'In Dog We Trust': Work of canines that sniff out human remains more accepted by cops, courts Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:50:00 GMT The method has led to the recovery of 13,000 bones on Tarawa alone, most of them not yet identified, says Mark Noah, founder of History Flight. Other searches are often much simpler just the handlers and dogs, walking on foot, mile after mile to find a ... Read more
On Lincoln Park History Tour, Dogs, People Find Common Interest in Statues Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:45:00 GMT LINCOLN PARK Chicago History Museum volunteer Henry Wykowski believes there's no better way to learn about Lincoln Park's history than with your four-legged friend by your side. "Instead of a pub crawl, we should have a puppy crawl," said Wykowski ... Read more
The history behind the American Pit Bull Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:24:00 GMT But is this true, or does the Pit Bull have a history and breed status of its very own? Where do Pit Bulls come from? Historical information indicates that the Pit Bull began its original development in Roman times. The muscular dogs of the Greek Molossi ... Read more
Learning and Teaching Wrong Zambian History: Distracted Dog Syndrome. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:18:00 GMT In our African history in 1968 in Form II (Grade 9) at the prestigious Chizongwe Secondary School, we learned that some of the earliest humans 125,000 years ago included the Broken Hill man (Kabwe) whose skull was found in the mine. There was also ... Read more