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.
Apparently This Matters: This one dog in Charleston Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:22:00 GMT Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)-- A dog's life is fairly easy. It usually involves waking up late, eating some food and then passing out for eight hours in the backyard. I've tried it a few times, myself. Wasn't disappointed. The rest of a dog ... Read more
'A Dog's History of America' Sat, 04 Sep 2004 17:00:00 GMT Mark Derr, who writes intelligently and lucidly about the environment and animals, has set a daunting task for himself in A Dog's History of America ... bias among many officials who favor machines over dogs." Dogs have become celebrities. Read more
History Of War Dogs (EXCERPT, PHOTOS) Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:09:00 GMT Excerpted from Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines by Michael Ritland and Gary Brozek ($25.99, St Martin's Press) Whatever warlike purpose dogs have served, from sentry duty to ... Read more
Dog Art History - Level 1 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:00:00 GMT Since ancient times, the unique relationship between man and dog has inspired art. Dogs were depicted in cave paintings, and stylized canine representations from ancient Egypt, China and Mexico remain instantly recognizable today. These images provide many ... Read more
A frank history of hot dogs Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:09:43 GMT From politics and processing to pop culture appeal, Bruce Kraig has made it his mission to know everything about hot dogs. Health food this is not. But the all-American allure of the hot dog endures. Toppings matter, of course, as do regional flavors. Read more