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.
The Most Important Hot Dogs in Chicago History Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:17:00 GMT The Chicago hot dog is a part of our lore and history as a food-driven city. There aren't many other places that give hot dogs as much respect as we do. For many of the early hot dog vendors in Chicago, it was part of an American Dream-- and its roots ... Read more
Dog offers comfort to victims, witnesses in courtroom Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:29:00 GMT She's become a fixture in some Upstate courtrooms, and this week Roma, the courthouse dog, made history in South Carolina. The Labrador-golden retriever mix became the first dog in the state to take the stand with a witness during the trial of Robert Joe ... Read more
History of Corruption Charges Dogs Brazil's Gold Medal Soccer Run Sat, 20 Aug 2016 01:00:00 GMT RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil became the most decorated nation in Olympic soccer last week, winning its eighth medal Saturday and its first gold when the men's team defeated Germany in a shootout. As the team celebrates, the man who oversaw its run through ... Read more
The late Ryan Gainey to be honored at History Center tribute Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:39:00 GMT The dogs also perished in the blaze. Gainey had moved to his Lexington home temporarily after a massive white oak fell on his Decatur home in March, according to Staci Catron, director of the Cherokee Garden Library at the History Center and a friend of ... Read more
Dog takes the witness stand for first time in South Carolina Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:11:00 GMT For the first time in South Carolina legal history, a dog was on the witness stand during a trial. Roma, a trained Labrador and golden retriever mix courthouse dog, sat at the feet of Rebecca Keith, a witness in the trial of Robert Joe Frost on Tuesday. Read more