Narratives

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This section contains historical stories not only about some famous Australian dog fables but also describes the evolution of our dog world. Issues that confront dog ownership in the 21st century are also explored here.

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Social Debates

As a lifetime member and advocate of the dog world these dog related issues that have caught my attention as deserving considered comment and debate. My articles in this section have also been published elsewhere. »» Read more...

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Historical Debates

Throughout the this website, a great emphasis is placed on history, because this gives a unique insight into the character and function behind each breed. In some cases, this is controversial because history often relies on drawings, paintings and translations of various texts into English. This section questions some of the written histories currently being promulgated and has uncovered aspects ... »» Read more...

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Modern Roles

The future of dogs lies in their adaptation to modern society. Today, dogs still draw upon their basic instincts which have been adapted to fill modern roles in areas such as conservation. Meanwhile other dogs form such strong affinities with humans that they can be expertly trained to fill modern roles with people who require special needs. »» Read more...

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Historic Roles

The earliest dog-man bond developed in different geographic locations. In the beginning dogs which wanted to bond with humans were nurtured. So the desire to make dogs useful arose. Humans used this desire in many ways like assisting them to kill prey. The methods used varied according to the terrain and the particular targeted prey. As the centuries rolled by, ... »» Read more...

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Iconic Dogs

Original dog stories published elsewhere, written by Jane covering heart-warming stories about some special dogs, some Australian fables and dog show history. »» Read more...

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Australia's Chronology of Dog Shows

This section documents the growth of pure breed dogs in Australia from the earliest days of dog showing and highlights the initiative of Junior Showmanship in Melbourne. »» Read more...


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