Dogs in literature
There is a tremendous article in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel about dogs in literature. AbeBooks even gets a mention. It covers off companion dogs, talking dogs, bad dogs and future dogs.
In Mikhail Bulgakov’s 1925 Soviet satire, Heart of a Dog, a crazed professor implants a human pituitary gland and testicles into a stray dog in an attempt to improve the human race. Inevitably, this Frankendog wreaks havoc throughout the Soviet system.