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.
CNN: #SaveBela campaign may spare dog's life Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:05:00 GMT Denmure said Ley didn't trust Bela to be around others and the 105-pound dog has a history of aggressive behavior. He told WCPO that a veterinarian recommended Bela be put down. "He could cause damage and inflict bodily harm on strangers, in particular ... Read more
Plott Hounds: Official state dog touches face of N.C. history Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT SALISBURY At the risk of sounding like an announcer at an American Kennel Club dog show, let's introduce the Plott Hound. Plotts are big-game hunters and strongly independent hounds. They are known for great courage and stamina. They are the only ... Read more
"The dog ate my homework" - literally Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:31:00 GMT Her dog ate it, literally, and it could have killed him ... gesturing to the diorama of a farm from the Middle Ages she made for her AP World History class at Magnolia West HS. She was showing off her second version of the project. Most of the first ... Read more
Dog facing death over woman's dying wish may get help from shelter Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:57:00 GMT Denmure said Ley didn't trust Bela to be around others and the 105-pound dog has a history of aggressive behavior. He called the dog "potentially dangerous." "He could cause damage and inflict bodily harm on strangers, in particular, children ... Read more
Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:04:00 GMT Riverside County animal services officials made the match when they scanned a stray, black dog for an implanted microchip and found she was listed as an 8-month-old reddish-brown pit bull adopted in October from a San Jacinto shelter, the Press-Enterprise ... Read more