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Dog Day Afternoons
Produced by: David Swatling
The arrival of the dog days of summer is marked by the appearance of the Dog Star, Sirius. The Romans believed that Sirius added to the heat of the sun and made dogs more prone to madness. The Romans weren't the only ones fascinated with dogs, add to that list writers, artists, historians and every dog owner today. Radio Netherlands producer and dog lover, David Swatling embarks on a humorous tribute to dogs. This program is part of our international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Program Credits

Dog Day Afternoons was produced by David Swatling of Radio Netherlands. It airs as part of the ongoing international documentary series, Crossing Boundaries.


Dog Day Afternoons
Producer David Swatling's experiences with his own dog as they relate to historical and literary accounts of canines.

Dogs in Literature
The role of dogs in societies from antiquity through the Renaissance.

Books, videos, clubs and information on your favorite dog breeds.

The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events
by: By Stanley Coren 2003
A look at how dogs affected the lives of historical figures such as George Washington, Sigmund Freud and Bill Clinton.

Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
by: By Caroline Knapp 1999
An analysis of the psychological and emotional relationships humans form with their dogs.

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