Dog Days of History

Dog Days of History

The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends

Book - 2018
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"Dogs, famous and infamous and otherwise, throughout history, for children"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781426329715
Characteristics: 111 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour)
Additional Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)


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Mar 11, 2018

There are lots of dog lovers in the world. People love their dogs because they protect, serve and even save lives. As much love as people give their dogs they get it right back twice-fold. Dogs have been around for centuries and this guide will educate you on their history from the early beginnings with humans from 6000 and 1500 b.c. to the present day.

Dogs that we know today share 99 percent of their DNA with wolves. Scientists show that dogs became domesticated over 15,000 years ago. Some even say that dogs came to North America by coming with their humans from Asia. Over their history dogs have been known to be Gods, carved in stone, painted in portraits, gladiators, and even pictured in constellations. Dogs have also run with Kings during their hunting fun.

There were times when a dog’s life wasn’t so great. In the 18th-century dogs that carried the rabies virus were killed because they had been driven to madness. Louis Pasteur figured out the cure but that wasn’t until the 19th-century. Dogs were used to pull sleighs and carriages and traveled on long explorations with their human explorers. To make sure dogs weren’t being mistreated The RSPCA or Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was created in 1824.

Overtime, dogs have been in war as scouts and even depicted as looking like their owners. Dogs have been a big part of the lives of humans and this guide will walk readers through the history which will enlighten and engage. This book isn’t just for kids but the curious dog lover in us all. Parents and teachers can use this tool to teach kids about dogs and their interesting story and why they mean so much to so many. Vivid photos and colorful illustrations show readers these amazing animals over the course of history.

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