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.
Florida thug hangs dog and drags it behind his ATV for 'making a mess' Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:26:00 GMT The dog's body has been recovered and will be used as evidence in the cruelty case. Solano was arrested at the scene and has a history of prior arrests and jail sentences for battery, domestic violence, burglary and larceny, and carrying a concealed weapon. Read more
The curse of the top dog Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:12:00 GMT And if the stock were to replicate the average 125% total return of previous top dogs, its market value would have to reach $1.4 trillion by 2025. Perhaps everyone will be wearing Apple watches and driving Apple cars by then. But history, and the ... Read more
Dog bites off nose of murderer Vince Doan Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:43:00 GMT The real issue, Lopez said, was the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction knew the dog Doan was training had a history of bad behavior. "We found out the dog had a previous owner and it was given back because it had a propensity for biting ... Read more
Deputies: Polk man hanged dog from tree Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:02:00 GMT The neighbor denied his request. The affidavit also states that he used an ATV to drag the dog to a nearby pond after he hanged it. Solano has an extensive criminal history, including five years in state prison. He has previous charges for domestic ... Read more
Tragic encounters: 8 Bay Area dog attacks of the past Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:39:00 GMT In other controversial cases, dogs have attacked strangers. Whether the owner of the animal faces charges depends on the circumstances of the attack and the known history of the animal. The above list takes a look at eight such cases, many of which ... Read more