Talk:Buck (dog)

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  • Can anybody verify facts about Jack London's dog? or what kind he was?

RB It was never Jack London's dog. It was a dog his landlord my grandfather Marshall and great uncle Louis owned and they allowed him to use. "His father was a St. Bernard and his mother was some kind of collie".

  • Also, do Husky dogs really fight among themselves? like the book describe?

RB Yes they do

Any sources for that? 132.77.4.129 (talk) 16:00, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Removed the father's name, no source for that

RB It is unknown in real life except in the novel the name Elmo is the name of Buck's father.


Richard Bond

I would think that serious students of Jack London would want to know what real life experiences the author had and influenced his writing of the novel. His biographers are aware of his being influenced by his relationship with the two brothers who owned his campsite in Dawson City in the Klondike Gold Rush the Bonds. Read the references on the page. If perhaps the back story is now longer han the note on the fictional dog there is the possibility of adding to the first section and not just knocking the actual history off the Wiki page.


I cleaned up this article, since it was very poorly written and had a number of facts that, while they were of moderate interest, don't add anything fundamentally to Mr. Bond's dog Jack being an important influence on London and were a forced fit into the flow of the article. An example of this would be the cost of dead horse meat vs. salmon being the potential cause for Jack being foreclosed upon as payment for the shipping agent's food costs for feeding Jack. Suffice it to say that non-payment of the cost of feed is enough info.