Historical Dog Information

Dog World 1916 From the Archives of Dog World: Enjoy this all-access pass to dog history from the pages of the most revered dog magazines.


"The DOG WORLD, an illustrated monthly journal devoted to the interest of the Dog, Dog Breeders and Dog Fanciers, will make its first appearance in January 1916. It will be an accurate recorder and interpreter of all the events that make Dog history, treating the news of the day in an authoritative manner and presenting articles pertinent to canine subjects. We appreciate the fact that to be successful in this venture, we must have the co-operation of all those interested in Dogs.”

Planned Breeding: Planned Breeding by Lloyd C. Brackett is a series of articles about purebred dog breeding that was originally published in Dog World magazine between July 1960 and May 1961. Read the articles>> 

Airedale Terriers Become War Messenger Dogs

Check out this 1916 news piece announcing Airedale Terriers as the new dog breed to use as dog war messengers.

Novel Theory of the Cause of Rabies

Take a look at Dr. Mary Walker’s views on rabies, dogs and treatment from a 1916 Dog World article.

Introducing The Boxer to the United States

The year is 1916, and the Boxer comes to America after proving to be the best of Red Cross dogs in the European War (World War I).

The 1916 Shipperke and Brussels Griffon Dog Breeds

During World War I, the editors of Dog World discuss two European dog breeds.

AKC’s 1916 Stud Book Rules

Discover the 1916 conditions under which dogs can be registered in the American Kennel Club Stud Book.


Standards for White Collie Dog Breeders

This 1916 Dog World article discusses one dog breeder’s best practices for breeding the white Collie.

When A Dog Show Judge Decides the Dog Is A Champion

Take a peek into one 1916 dog enthusiast’s concerns of dog show judges’ impartiality.

Dogs Serving in the German Army

A variety of dog breeds, such as German Sheep Dogs, were trained to work in the hospital service during World War I.

Dachshunds At The 1916 Chicago Dog Show

The Dachshund dog breeders strive to perfect the perfect working dog according to this special dog show review.

The Pekingese Dog Breed Standard of 1916

Read all about the breed standard for the Pekingese dog breed back in 1916.


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