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Dogs In The 19th Century Press
2016-08-11 08:26
Interest in dog breeding, working dogs and petkeeping combined with the beginning of mass media culture to create a plethora of canine images in nineteenth century newspapers, magazines and… Read More
2016-07-27 12:14
Sniffing the Past is delighted to feature a guest blog by artist David Joseph-Goteiner for the second installment of Art and Dog Mess I avoid talking with strangers, and even some friends… Read More
Art And Dog Mess Part 1
2016-07-19 16:21
Although Chris Ofili won the Turner Prize in 1998 partly due to his elephant dung paintings, it’s fair to say that animal shit and art don’t often go together. But there are sign… Read More
2016-06-03 14:11
Guest Photo Blog by Julia Courtney Photo by Julia Courtney Bubi or Bobby was the dog of Bulgarian national poet novelist and dramatist Ivan Vazov, 1850 -1921. When the author died in Septe… Read More
Rabies In Interwar Poland
2016-05-06 10:34
A guest blog by Eva Plach, Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada In the contemporary west few people are particularly concerned about contracting rabies. But anxiety abou… Read More
Scooting The Poop: Motocrottes In Paris
2016-04-29 09:32
Perhaps one of the worse jobs in nineteenth century Paris was being décrotteur. These were men and women who picked up dog mess from the city streets to sell to tawers (mégissi… Read More
Dogs And Trees In New York
2016-04-26 08:45
Wandering around New York, and more used to spotting anti-dog shit signs, I was struck by signs posted to trees telling dog owners not to let their dog urinate against trees. I saw the sign… Read More
German Shepherd Or Alsatian?
2016-02-03 15:09
The German Shepherd dog is currently a popular breed amongst dog owners and is well-known for its army and police work. In fact, the breed has been implicated in some of the darker aspects o… Read More

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