Category Archives: Canine History

‘DOG SENSE’ MAKES SENSE, a review

We here at LiteraryDogs.com take pride in presenting to you, the reader, reviews of good and important books. Lately we’ve reviewed some stellar titles (e.g., ‘Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology’ from Dogwise Publishing; ‘Our Debt to the Dog’ by Bryan Cummins; … Continue reading

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myth of Tibetan mastiff.

Since this topic is close to some of my canine research interests,* this recent article from China Times deserves reprinting here. It tells us to what lengths a myth (about size, in particular; and now about prestige) can take people … Continue reading

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More Studies of Dog Domestication

The online journal, ScienceDaily (sciencedaily.com) regularly publishes research findings from universities, journals and various scientific organizations. ScienceDaily along with a similar service, ScienceNews (sciencenews.org), cover all aspects of science, including cynology – the study of dogs. In a recent article, the … Continue reading

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Origin of Dogs: New Findings

‘Dogs’ origins lie in Europe: First domesticated canines did not live in China or Middle East, DNA study finds‘ By Tina Hesman Saey November 14, 2013 Read the story at: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dogs%E2%80%99-origins-lie-europe Another take on this story, entitled ‘Dogs Likely Originated … Continue reading

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Kinship With All Life (Book Review)

Kinship with All Life, by  J. Allen Boone (reviewed by Sten Linnander) This is a gem of a book. Although it was written 60 years ago, in 1954, it is still refreshingly relevant today, especially for lovers of dogs – … Continue reading

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Our Debt to the Dog. Book Review

Our Debt to the Dog: How the Domestic Dog Helped Shape Human Societies By Bryan Cummins Reviewed for LiteraryDogs.com by Don Messerschmidt   Every so often a block-buster book, a big book, comes along takes the dog world by storm. … Continue reading

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An Interview with Bryan Cummins – on Dogs in Literature

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 … Continue reading

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