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.
Sonoma-Marin Fair celebrates 'dog days of summer' Thu, 20 Jun 2013 02:19:48 GMT This year's Sonoma-Marin Fair theme is 'Dog Days of Summer' and Friday is the 25th anniversary of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, always one of the best-attended events of the annual Petaluma fair. Read more
Award Winning Author, Cathy Luchetti, Releases NEW BOOK about Celebrity Dog 'Skidboot' Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:21:00 GMT AUSTIN, Texas, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While he may have looked like any other regular Australian Blue Heeler, Skidboot became a worldwide sensation for his whimsical tricks and ability ... Read more
Dog Genetics Spur Scientific Spat Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:08:27 GMT Scientists investigating the transformation of wolves into dogs are behaving a bit like the animals they study, as disputes roil among those using genetics to understand dog domestication. [More] Read more
Man calling on municipality to spare seized dog Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:12:25 GMT Court grants extension on kennel fees owing Read more
Injured Making an Arrest, Bear the Police Dog Becomes a Celebrity Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:29:56 GMT Bear, a German shepherd with the police transit bureau who was injured on Tuesday, almost overshadowed a fatal police shooting in Brooklyn. Read more