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.
Michigan dogs: Jogger killed by gargantuan cane corso dogs with attack history Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:28:00 GMT Two massive cane corso dogs attacked a jogger along a rural Michigan dirt road and mauled the man to death. These same two cane corso dogs have attacked other pedestrians in their neighborhood dating back to 2012, but this time they took the life of 46 ... Read more
History of hot dog the real mystery meat Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:09:00 GMT While the ingredients used to make hot dogs are pretty well known, the origin of the frankfurter is less clear. Technically a sausage, hot dogs have been around for a long time, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, a Washington. D.C.-based ... Read more
Craig Sytsma mauled to death by two dogs during evening jog. Dogs had history Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:02:00 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
Shelter adoptions and one dog's personal story Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:29:00 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
'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