Nov 4, 2015
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Noir Factory Podcast #004: A Brief History of the K9 Corp

Noir Factory Podcast,k9 corpThe partnership between mankind and canine is one of the oldest and most successful relationships on Earth. Every since early man sat around a fire and tossed scraps of meat to a curious gray wolf, the relationship between the two was based on trust.

Virtually all breeds of dogs stem from the gray wolf and they have been tied to mankind ever since.

It isn’t just by accident that the scientific name for the dog is Canis Lupus Familliaris . The canine has been man’s constant companion for centuries, and with apologies to cat lovers everywhere, they have earned the nickname “man’s best friend.”



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Russell, J. (2012). Trust Your Dog: Police, Firefighters, and Military Officers Talk About Their K-9 Partners United States: Lindholm Press.

Sloane, C. (n.d.). Dogs in War, Police Work and on Patrol.

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  • I’ve just discovered your show and I’m enjoying it quite a bit. I really think that K9 is an unmined realm of our culture where fiction can be crafted from.

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