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.
Bad dog! GoDaddy pulls puppy commercial from Super Bowl Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:52:00 GMT GoDaddy cracked under pressure and withdrew its Super Bowl ad starring a cute puppy. GoDaddy has a long history of submitting ads to the Super Bowl and having them either withdrawn or rejected for offensive material. Usually their rejected ads involve ... Read more
Bad dog! GoDaddy pulls puppy ad from Super Bowl Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:03:00 GMT GoDaddy has a long history of submitting ads to the Super Bowl and having them either withdrawn or rejected for offensive material. Usually their rejected ads involve raunchy humor and scantily clad women. But this time it involves GoDaddy's recently ... Read more
Well That Didn't Work: The Rolling Rocket Bomb Designed to Kill Nazis Almost Killed a Dog Instead Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT But while many of those ideas change history the bayonet, aerial combat, the nuclear bomb there are just as many that flop. The list of failures is long, but must surely be led by a device whose test ended with a dog chasing an errant rocket and ... Read more
What the history of dogs tells us about civilization in the Americas Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT Humans began migrating to the Americas roughly 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. They didn't bring their dogs with them. Domesticated canines likely didn't show up on American continents until 10,000 years ago, long after humans first arrived, according to a ... Read more
Dog-bite story illustrates how new ordinance could play out Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:37:00 GMT "We make that decision based on the incident itself, the status of the dog, history, the ability of the owner to maintain an acceptable quarantine and the status of the rabies vaccine and license," he said. People who buy a license, for ... Read more