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.
Burger King Unveils Hot Dogs Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:23:00 GMT NEW YORK (CNNMoney) The self-proclaimed king of burgers now has hot dogs on the menu for the first time in its 62-year history. Burger King unveiled two versions of the item a classic and a chili-cheese dog at a private event Tuesday. Read more
Charges filed in fatal dog mauling Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:19:00 GMT but because Rebecca Hardy trespassed onto the property where the dogs were contained, there was no history of the dogs biting anyone and the manner of death being ruled a suicide, the incident didn't meet legal requirements. Witnesses told police Hardy ... Read more
Burger King's next conquest: Hot dogs Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:28:00 GMT The food-review website The Impulsive Buy noted the hot dogs seem "small and not quite substantial enough" but otherwise gave them a positive review. Still, fast-food history is riddled with menu flops, and Burger King is no exception. In 2013, for ... Read more
Man who killed police dog had criminal history Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:23:00 GMT PITTSBURGH Sunday's encounter in Wilkinsburg, Pa., that left a man and a police dog dead quickly evolved from officers dealing with mundane open-container violations to a full-on brawl involving pepper spray, Tasers, a 14-inch knife, and guns. Read more
Dogs' New Challenge: Find A Bomb Before It Becomes A Bomb Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:02:00 GMT The dogs not only have to detect whether explosive ingredients ... Hall is part of the research team. Wynne says history shows that some of those ingredients don't seem dangerous at all. "I grew up in Britain, and when I was a child there was a series ... Read more