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Truffle Dog.
Truffle Dog.

The dogs are taught to find them by scent, and show where they are by scratching the ground or even dig them up. They are collected between October and January. When they are quite mature they become gelatinous. The Truffle Dog has become numerous and lighly esteemed. He is a small poodle of nearly pure blood, and weighs about 15 lbs. Color was either white or black, or white and black, with black mouth and underlip. He possesses great intellency and was a bit oddiry.

Truffle Dog.
Truffle Dog.

Dalmatian Dog. 'The Truffle Dog' is an English breed, engendered and cherished for a special purpose in his country of origin. The mission of the Truffle Dog is by his sense of smell, to determine the best placing where the truffle maybe can be dug up. Originally brought from Spain, 200 years ago.

A Dog Turnspit in a Kitchen.
A Dog Turnspit in a Kitchen.

Newcastle Emlyn, South Wales.

Working dog in a wheel.
Working dog in a wheel.

A wheel driven by a dog, so the grinder can to his work.

Working dog in a wheel.
Working dog in a wheel.

Forges, Wallonie, Belgium,1930. Old postcard.

Turnspit dog.
Turnspit dog.

The host snatched the meat from the dog's mouth, kicked the animal up the backside, pushed it back into the kitchen and closed the door behind it. The host snatched the meat from the dog's mouth, kicked the animal up the backside, pushed it back into the kitchen and closed the door behind it. Bron Patrick Chaplin Pub History Bron: Patrick Chaplin Pub History.

Dog working on the treadmill.
Dog working on the treadmill.

Little fact the City Tavern, a Philadelphia establishment, which was regularly frequented by Thomas Jefferson. Featured roasts that were turned by little turnspit dogs.

Turnspit with dog-wheel in front of the kitchen fire.
Turnspit with dog-wheel in front of the kitchen fire.

17th century.

Owney.
Owney.
Owney.
Owney.
Postal dog Owney.
Postal dog Owney.
Postal dog Owney on a mail bag.
Postal dog Owney on a mail bag.
Postal dog Owney.
Postal dog Owney.

Collecting dog, Owney. Owney wandered into Albany post office in New York in 1888 and was found sleeping on some mailbags. Soon, he was riding on the trains that ferried mail across state and country. In 1895 he traveled around the world, sailing by steamship to Asia and Europe.

Postal dog Calico Dorsey.
Postal dog Calico Dorsey.
Postal Dog Owney.
Postal Dog Owney.

Collecting dog, Owney. Owney wandered into Albany post office in New York in 1888 and was found sleeping on some mailbags. Soon, he was riding on the trains that ferried mail across state and country. In 1895 he traveled around the world, sailing by steamship to Asia and Europe.

Owney.
Owney.

Mascot of the Railway Mail Service.

Stamp of Owney, 2011.
Stamp of Owney, 2011.
Capt. Keith Kraner.
Capt. Keith Kraner.

Capt. Keith Kraner, a veterinarian, holds a dog wearing a pressure suit and oxygen helmet as part of research related to space exploration. From the cover of the March 1, 1960, issue of JAVMA.

Laika, Russian cosmonaut dog, 1957.
Laika, Russian cosmonaut dog, 1957.

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Working terrier with a Wallaby Kangaroo.
Working terrier with a Wallaby Kangaroo.
Plague rat catchers dogs.
Plague rat catchers dogs.

pRat dogs pictured with their handlers, ca. 1905, Sydney, Australia.

Rat Catchers with their 'Jacks'.
Rat Catchers with their 'Jacks'.

St. Pancras Goods Yard,1953.

Working dog in a wheel.
Working dog in a wheel.
Working dog in a wheel.
Working dog in a wheel.

The stall of the nailsmith and his dog, Ardennes, early twentieth century.

Working dog in a wheel.
Working dog in a wheel.

The trade fair of Marseille, the nailsmith Leon Barré, Ardennes, 1933.

Dog treadmill.
Dog treadmill.
Indian or Métis Trapper and Dogs.
Indian or Métis Trapper and Dogs.

A trapper is hunting deers, elks, moose and al kinds of largers animals for their fur and hides. He is skilled to preper hides to later be cloths.

Dog hauling travios.
Dog hauling travios.

They were used before the North American Indians had horses.

Mrs. Black Horse, Tse-Tsehese-stahase, with dog. No. 26 in the Walter S. Cambell Collection, Western
Mrs. Black Horse, Tse-Tsehese-stahase, with dog. No. 26 in the Walter S. Cambell Collection, Western

No. 26 in the Walter S. Cambell Collection, Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Library.

Alaska, 1905.
Alaska, 1905.
Klondike Dog Team.
Klondike Dog Team.

Dawson City, Yukon, during the Gold Rush, 1899.

Dog working on a treadmill.
Dog working on a treadmill.

Nicholas Potter's patented "Enterprise Dog Power" treadmill, designed to power butter churns and other small farm machines ca. 1881. Dog treadmills were quite popular kitchen equipment used to power centrifugal milk separator or a butter churn, or to run a bean sorter or a corn sheller. Farms that did not have suitably large dogs could substitute a goat,sheep, a horse or a bull to do the same job.

Dog treadmill.
Dog treadmill.

The dog was the first animal to domesticate and since then we have continued to take advantage of his unconditional friendship, we have used as guardians, as draft animals, such as guide dogs, as trackers and thousand other things. It was used in the great kitchens of the mansions in the Anglo-Saxon countries There, near the fire, had a wheel similar to hamsters cages where relentless running a small dog. His movement was transmitted to grill meats spinning that were roasting.

The Cynosphere.
The Cynosphere.

An 1880 inventor's idea of an automobile. Each of the two wheels contained a large dog. These propelled the vehicle by running on a track in the wheels, exacly as a squirrel whrils a ball inside the cage

Dog powered butter karner.
Dog powered butter karner.

A treadmill is a device generally for walking or running while staying in the same place. Treadmills were introduced before the development of powered machines, In later times treadmills were used as punishment devices for people sentenced to hard labour in prisons. The terms treadmill and treadwheel were used interchangeably for the power and punishment mechanisms.

Dog-powered knife-grinder 1905
Dog-powered knife-grinder 1905
Tricycle.
Tricycle.

This unusual tricycle, built in France in 1875, was powered by two dogs! The development of the weird vehicle was halted when 'The Society for the Protection of Animal' thought it was cruel.

Feldt's one-dogpower sewing macchine, 1888.
Feldt's one-dogpower sewing macchine, 1888.
A dog-powered butter churn.
A dog-powered butter churn.

Advertised in a Sears catalogue from the early twentieth-century,

Dog working on a treadmill.
Dog working on a treadmill.

Sundown over Shilo, a white Shephard, with Jill Mahar working on the treadmill.

Dog or sheep power churn.
Dog or sheep power churn.

Farms that did not have suitably large dogs could substitute a goat,sheep, a horse or a bull to do the same job.

Treadmill driven by a little pug.
Treadmill driven by a little pug.

The sewing machine has existed in many forms since 1755 (258 years!) and many variations were invented and patented over time eventually leading to a "patent war" in the 1850s between Isaac Singer and Elias Howe. Singer won but had to pay out Howe with some of his earnings as Howe owned the original patent. Even though it was 20 years old at the time.

The Cynosphere.
The Cynosphere.

An 1880 inventor's idea of an automobile. Each of the two wheels contained a large dog. These propelled the vehicle by running on a track in the wheels, exacly as a squirrel whrils a ball inside the cage

Dog powered sewing machine ca. 1882.
Dog powered sewing machine ca. 1882.
The Poochmobile, 1939.
The Poochmobile, 1939.

This surprisngly well-engineered vehicle was called the "Poochmobile". It was invented by eighty year-old dog trainer Z. Wiggs of Texas, who is presumably the man at the wheel here. It even appears to be fitted with headlights. (by the driver's right elbow) Note the placard at the top, attempting to raise some advertising revenue. Bron: From Popular Science, November 1939.

Turnspit Dog.
Turnspit Dog.

Illustration, taken from Remarks on a Tour to North and South Wales, published in 1800, showing a dog at work.

'Buddy'.
'Buddy'.

Morris Frank and seeing eye dog 'Buddy' made history in 1928 when they arrived in New York City as the first dog guide team in the United States.

'Buddy'.
'Buddy'.

The famous New York City street crossing was captured shortly after Morris Frank and Buddy returned from training in Switzerland.

W. Ross Peterson.
W. Ross Peterson.

Ross with his 'Guide Boxer", 1956. Photo By: Courtesy of Nara U.

Blind student & guide dog in class.
Blind student & guide dog in class.

Pasadena Digital History.

Sgt. Leonard Foulk.
Sgt. Leonard Foulk.

Guide Dogs for the Blind was founded in 1942 to aid blinded servicemen returning from World War II. The first veteran to graduate from the program was Sgt. Leonard Foulk, who was paired with a Guide Dog named Blondie.

Firehouse dog.
Firehouse dog.

Queenie pokes its head out of a fire truck window. November 26th,1943.

Firehouse dog.
Firehouse dog.

King, a firehouse Dalmatian, stands on fire engine in this picture from September 1th, 1949.

Firehouse dog, 1958.
Firehouse dog, 1958.
Firehouse dog.
Firehouse dog.

Jack W. Weydt of the Boston Fire Department Training Dalmatian Bingo Bango in War Rescue Tasks.

Dalmatians As Carriage Dogs
Dalmatians As Carriage Dogs

Early 1900s photos of Dalmatians in a traditional role as carriage dogs. When the trap or carriage was moving, they generally followed at the rear axle.

Mr Fitzgerald.
Mr Fitzgerald.

He came from Tarrawingee to Wangaratta every week to buy his groceries, pulled by one of his two dogs each way.

A dog behind the cart.
A dog behind the cart.

België circa 1930.

Dog Powered Scooter.
Dog Powered Scooter.
Police dog on patrol, Hamburg 1955.
Police dog on patrol, Hamburg 1955.
Queensland's first police dogs.
Queensland's first police dogs.

'Olga' and 'Fritz'.

Hunting.
Hunting.

Jack Russell Terriers were brought to hunt in a special bag.

Hunting.
Hunting.

Jack Russell Terriers were brought to hunt in a special bag.

Putting the Terriër in the bag.
Putting the Terriër in the bag.

In the early 1930s, this black retriever was known by his community in Swansea, Wales, for saving not one, not two, but 27 drowning people. He was awarded “Bravest Dog of the Year,” along with a shiny, silver collar. This dog sure proved that dogs are more than just pets.