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.
Does Your Dog Hate Hugs? One Psychologist Says 'Yes' Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:25:00 GMT The idea that dogs are "designed" for running is rubbish, ignoring the 32,000-year history of canine domestication. Wolves (and perhaps wolf-like sled dogs, such as huskies) may well be "cursorial animals", but today's domestic dogs have been ... Read more
Heartache of the dumped handbag dogs: Celebs made them oh-so fashionable - but now rescue centres are filling up with tiny abandoned pets Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:26:00 GMT To see him, you'd assume he enjoyed life as a beloved family pet. But Peter's history is far from happy. Jacqui Darlow, his owner, adopted the little dog 18 months ago after he'd been abandoned for the second time. The cause of his psychological problems? Read more
Should You Hug Your Dog? Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:17:00 GMT For example, people who adopt a rescue dog may not know the animal's socialization history. It could have painful association with, say, a child giving it crushing or unintentionally painful hugs. Ms. Lieberman said dogs understand facial expressions and ... Read more
DC Comics History: Streak, the Wonder Dog Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:17:00 GMT Streak, the Wonder Dog spun out from the Green Lantern series into his own strip during the period 1948 1951: End of an Era. The series began in the pages of Green Lantern's own comic, and even got the cover of a couple of issues. When that got ... Read more
Adorable little puppy carries bowl across room to show he's hungry Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:20:00 GMT There is a monument to Barry in the CimetiÃ¨re des Chiens, and his body was preserved in the Natural History Museum in Berne. ï¸ #dogday #dogs #nationaldogday #dogday #nationalpuppyday #dog #puppyday #puppies #puppy #bestfriend #bestie #pets #ilovedogs ... Read more