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.
A CENTURY OF NATHAN'S: The history of the famous hot dog from early days to becoming a Coney Island icon Sat, 21 May 2016 15:59:00 GMT In the summer of 1916, the average New Yorker paid 20 cents for a dozen eggs, 7 cents for a movie ticket, 4 cents for a loaf of bread and a dime for a Coney Island hot dog. Enter Nathan Handwerker, a man hungry for success. The Polish immigrant, just ... Read more
History of Dogs Tracked Through Contagious Canine Cancer Wed, 18 May 2016 01:00:00 GMT Around 11,000 years ago, a dog became immortal. One of its cells started growing and dividing uncontrollably, giving rise to a tumour. And one of the cells from that tumour became contagious. It gained the ability to leave its original host and infect new ... Read more
Police: Woman Kills Dog to Help Fake Miscarriage Mon, 23 May 2016 08:14:00 GMT Anita Parker who, her husband says, has a history of drug use complained of cramping on Wednesday ... "It hurts like crap, man, about my dog. I loved that dog, man," Johnny Parker tells ABC 7. Anita Parker was booked in jail on $7,000 bond, WAFF ... Read more
Kokomo man shares war dogs history with Anderson students Fri, 13 May 2016 15:41:00 GMT ANDERSON In the Vietnam War, John Meeks joined the 42nd Scout Dog Platoon, 101st Airborne Division, and attended Scout Dog School at Fort Benning, Georgia, to become a handler. When he arrived in the southeast Asian country, Meeks became the sixth ... Read more
Naughty Dog kicked out a sexist focus group tester for Uncharted 4 Mon, 23 May 2016 12:33:00 GMT Naughty Dog has a pretty rich history with strong diverse female characters, like Elena in Uncharted or Ellie in The Last of Us. However, one Uncharted 4 focus group tester took issue with a certain female ass-kicker who repeatedly opens up a can of whoop ... Read more