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Articles Archive - History of the Dog

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.

The history of the Duke Dog
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:18:00 GMT
For many schools, the origin of their sports nickname and school mascot likely has something to do with where they are or their state's symbol. But for JMU, that isn't quite the case. The nickname "Dukes" originated in 1947 in connection with the ...
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Scottsdale history: Ammonia, not dogs, was this paper boy's best friend
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:38:00 GMT
Scottsdale history: Ammonia, not dogs, was this paper boy's best friend Riding those routes was somewhat lonely, so I became a good observer of the neighborhoods, the farms and Mother Nature Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2dGQ7GW
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My family history of good dogs and bad dogs
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 06:19:00 GMT
I know I promised we would look at the COME command this week. But allow me a column to reminisce and work towards the all-important command. In the past 34 years I have had my share of GOOD DOGS and STUPID DOGS. The funny thing is each dog spent time ...
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From pests to man's best friend: the history of dogs in Calgary
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:18:00 GMT
Rewind history 10,000 years, and you'll find man's best friend is also his oldest one. In ancient Mesopotamia, dogs were both hunters and loyal companions. In early Egypt, family dogs were buried with their owners so they could be reunited in the ...
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Severe penalties needed to stop the horrors of dog fighting
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:54:00 GMT
The puppy was conceived in fear and pain, her dog-fighting-champion mother confined to a "rape box." Isolated upon birth from the joy of playing with her siblings, she at least was with people. For longer than recorded history, dogs and people have ...
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