Mormon studies, Joseph Smith, pets
When it comes to history, interesting information is often found in the little-known, incidental details. Discovering the lesser-known facts in people’s lives helps one understand more about their disposition, character, temperament, motivation, and personality—who they really were and what they were like. One such aspect of the life of Joseph Smith is how he came to own a dog and his close relationship with this canine companion.
Baugh, Alexander L.
"Joseph Smith's Dog, Old Major,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 56
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol56/iss4/5