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.
Is your dog really listening to you? Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:00:00 GMT "In evolutionary terms," Ratcliffe said, "we can directly compare humans and dogs to see which attributes of speech perception are uniquely human, or part of a shared mammalian history that encompasses dogs as well." For people who live with dogs ... Read more
Teens with history of concussion more likely to use drugs, alcohol Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:29:00 GMT The owner of a mother dog turned into the Saskatoon SPCA has come forward and ... injury are more likely to report using alcohol and drugs compared to peers with no history of such an injury, researchers have found. Use of non-prescribed tranquilizers ... Read more
History buffs help return lost dog Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:33:00 GMT STOCKTON Concern for a lost dog on Friday took over a local history webpage, turned Facebookers into dog-owner sleuths, made TV news and led to reunion of dog and owner. A dog-finder named Jordan Buck posted on the Stockton History page that she found ... Read more
'It was a zoo': Police break up one of largest dog-fighting rings in NE Ohio history Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:03:00 GMT AKRON- Akron police say they arrested 47 people on dog-fighting charges and rescued eight pit bulls, after a small army of police officers and federal agents raided a compound surrounding an Akron home on Saturday night. Authorities say the timing of the ... Read more
PA dog breeders with lengthy history of offenses busted again Fri, 30 May 2014 12:17:00 GMT Two weeks ago state authorities busted two Lancaster County dog breeders for running an unlicensed kennel. The conditions of the filthy, matted dogs found there were so bad that they referred the case to the Pennsylvania SPCA which investigates animal cruelty. Read more