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 Receives Greatest Birthday Present in Canine History Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:18:00 GMT When it comes to canines, there's always some room for debate: Which of these dogs is more stylish? Does it get any cuter than this Basset Hound playing with this little girl? Which Retriever is best, Labrador or Golden? But the following fact is not up ... Read more
Dog owners to be tried on murder counts in mauling Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:47:00 GMT Barnard, in her decision, said the dogs' history of violence they had bitten two people prior to killing 46-year-old Craig Sytsma as well as warnings by the family vet that the dogs were dangerous, was enough to send the couple to trial. Read more
Takeru Kobayashi took on a tiny hamster in a hot dog eating contest Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:22:00 GMT Takeru Kobayashi is the most dominant competitive eater in recorded history, a title he earned by scarfing down massive quantities of hot dogs, burgers, burritos and (horrifyingly) 17.7 pounds of cow brains. He may have met his match, however, in the form ... Read more
Man who killed young dog for chasing after a rodent has been sentenced to jail Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:28:00 GMT Hutchinson was said to be angry that Marley had chased a Nutria into a hole - the man fed the large rodents who lived near his trailer and he did not want the dog to harm them. In addition to jail time, Hutchinson, who has a prior criminal history ... Read more
'Poop & Pooches,' a Magazine Devoted to Dog-Haters, Is a Hit in Germany Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:17:00 GMT After six years of pretending to be an avid dog hater, the TV shows petered out and Mr. Beleites got bored. Kot & Köter vanished into history. Now it is back. In July 2013, when Mr. Beleites and several colleagues were bemoaning the financial challenges ... Read more