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American Dogs

Yukon King, Dog Star of “Sgt. Preston of the Yukon”

A dog named King, an Alaskan malamute, played the heroic companion to Royal Canadian Mountie Sergeant Preston on the 1955 television show, Sergeant Preston of... continue »

Jim the Wonder Dog: Was He Psychic?

Jim the Wonder Dog caused quite a sensation in Missouri in the 1930s. He was a Llewellyn setter and was a very impressive bird dog,... continue »

Helen Keller’s Dogs

Helen Keller’s life was filled with dogs. Though she was born before dogs were being trained as guide dogs for the blind, Keller knew what... continue »

Collie Travels 2500 Miles to Return to Oregon Home

In the 1920s, a collie mix was separated from his family in Wolcott, Indiana, where the family vacationed the summer of 1923. Frank and Elizabeth... continue »

Sled Dog Team Travels from Nome to D.C., 1907

A sled dog team making its way from Nome, Alaska, to Washington, D.C. in 1907 grabbed headlines across the nation. The trip was 8000 miles... continue »

A Dalmatian in the Civil War

A handsome dalmatian followed Quartermaster General Rufus Ingalls wherever he went at Army headquarters at City Point, Virginia. General Ingalls (1818-1893) returned from a short... continue »

Rinda, Daughter of Rin-Tin-Tin

Rin-Tinda (known as Rinda), the daughter of Rin-Tin-Tin IV, spent most of her life living with missionary... continue »

President H.W. Bush’s Service Dog

The Bush family has always had dogs and loved them... continue »

St. Bernard in TV Show Topper

A big, goofy Saint Bernard named Neil starred in the television show Topper in the 1950s. Topper was the first fantasy sitcom on television. While... continue »

John Muir’s Dog Stickeen

Stickeen wasn’t even naturalist John Muir’s dog, yet he was Muir’s faithful companion as... continue »

Zachary Taylor’s White House Pet–a Horse

Zachary Taylor, a well-known war hero, arrived in Washington, D.C. to be President of the United States in 1849 after serving for many years in... continue »

Race of Mercy to Nome, Alaska, 1925

The "race of mercy" was a daring and difficult trip to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska in 1925. High numbers of children in Nome were... continue »