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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.

A dog indelibly part of our history
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:09:00 GMT
An illustration from a household management handbook of 117 years ago shows a child being carried to safety by a St. Bernard. A relative of the Newfoundland Dog, the St. Bernard was described as "a mastiff capable of high training; they vary in ...
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The Golden Retriever - history and intelligence
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:11:00 GMT
Beginning with a rich history steeped in Scottish Nobel lines, todays Golden is, it appears, the same family dog of the late 1800's. The one attribute all seem to agree on is the intelligence and eagerness to please. People who have Golden's say many ...
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LIBRARY CORNER: Celebrate National Hot Dog Month
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:45:00 GMT
and a Jeanes Library children's book called "Hot Diggity Dog: the History of the Hot Dog" by Adrienne Sylver states that a man in California ate 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at the International Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2009, which garnered ...
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Africville dog park upsets black community
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:13:00 GMT
Carvery said he would have preferred to see a firm deadline for the closure of the off-leash dog park. "We need to have some kind of assurance that it's actually going to happen," he said. "It just causes me those concerns, given the history of the ...
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Dog lover explains why she's finished with rescue animals
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:46:00 GMT
"Is she a rescue?" one asked. My cheeks reddened. In this day and age, admitting you adopted (or, more correctly, purchased) a pedigree dog with a known history, rather than a shelter dog in need, is akin to denying climate change, smoking or publicly ...
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