Bryan Cummins, an anthropologist who specializes in dogs and their role in human society and culture, is interviewed at ABEBooks online about books on dogs, his love of dogs, and his own studies: http://www.abebooks.com/books/famous-dog-novels-lassie-marley/dogs-fiction-b.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-C130902-h00-favdogBR-121214TG-_-01cta&abersp=1#jump.
Bryan is the author of well over a dozen books, many of them about dogs. Here are some representative titles: The Working Airedale (1994), Airedales: The Oorang Story (2001), The Terriers of Scotland and Ireland: Their History and Development (2001), First Nations, First Dogs: Canadian Aborriginal Ethnocynology (2002), Colonel Richardson’s Airedales: The Making of the British War Dog School, 1900-1918 (2003), and Pyrenean Partners: Herding and Guarding Dogs in the French Pyrenees (2006, co-authored with Patricia Lore).
Bryan’s most recent book is Our Debt to the Dog: How the Domestic Dog Helped Shape Human Societies (2013). (See the review of Bryan’s book, above…)