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.
Dog owner pushes to change city ordinance on vicious breeds Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:27:00 GMT There's a new push to remove specific breeds from Des Moines' list of vicious dogs. According to city code, some breeds like pit bulls are considered vicious even if the canine has no aggressive history. It can be said that dogs are a man's best friend ... Read more
Update: Stabbed dog had broken away from handler Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:42:00 GMT Update: This story has been updated with new information from eyewitnesses and the history of the pit bull ... The terrier's owner attempted to get the pit bull, named Clara, off his dog, and then stabbed her several times with a pocket knife. Read more
'I'd sooner vote for a mutt than a Republican:' History of Yellow Dog Democrats in today's political update Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:08:00 GMT In the now solidly red South, it seems almost inconceivable that Democrats once reigned supreme in the Heart of Dixie. They did, though, coining a term that's still around today: "Yellow Dog Democrat." Ever wonder where the phrase came from? The folks at ... Read more
Black Dog Salvage Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:05:00 GMT Black Dog Salvage, the unique collection America's history, piece-by-piece, located at the end of Memorial Bridge in Southwest Roanoke City, literally put on the dog Thursday afternoon. Black Dog celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in business ... Read more
The world's most expensive hot dog Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:10:00 GMT The first buyer to make hot dog history was Alan Chang, from California, four others duly followed suit and sales of the hot dog have now raised $845 (£510) for the Red Cross. Crowned the most expensive hot dog by the Guinness Book of World Records ... Read more