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.
Museum: dog statue stolen from grounds Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:12:00 GMT ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is looking for a lost dog that they know didn't run away. The missing dog is a statue that accompanies a statue of an old man sitting on a bench on the museum's grounds on Mountain and ... Read more
Man who killed police dog had criminal history Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:23:00 GMT PITTSBURGH Sunday's encounter in Wilkinsburg, Pa., that left a man and a police dog dead quickly evolved from officers dealing with mundane open-container violations to a full-on brawl involving pepper spray, Tasers, a 14-inch knife, and guns. Read more
Stray Dog Danger: 61-Year-Old Woman Attacked Shares Her Horror Story Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:05:00 GMT and both parties were made aware of the dogs history of aggression. "It's in the records and there is a waiver that they sign before they leave with the dogs," Gallagher explained. No matter the explanation and the precautions taken, Oswald ... Read more
In show-dog circles, breeders in big cities are a small pack Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:53:00 GMT "It's a struggle to make it all work, but for me, it's all about the dogs." Big-city breeders say they have the same goals as their more countrified cohorts: Nurturing healthy animals that exemplify their breed's traits and history. But city life presents ... Read more
History: Man's best friend: Dog licensing in Monroe County Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Many Monroe County citizens, myself included, are dog lovers. We find companionship, security, protection and comfort in the presence of our dogs. From sleeping in their owners' beds to receiving up-to-date medical care, many dogs are indeed members of ... Read more