“Horseback Dogs” isn’t the grammatically correct way to describe these photos but “Dogs Sitting or Standing on the Back of a Horse for Unknown Reasons” would just be awkward. “Horse Riding Dogs” would be a great title, but these horses don’t look like they were going to move one inch with these dogs on their backs. Very well trained dogs and horses.
|Man and the Horse with a Dog on its Back.
Corning View Company — Photographer
Created: ca. 1890.
Property: New York Public Library
|Horse & Dog Pals – Winter Time
Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)
created 1917 – 1934 (approximate)
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.
|Regimental Pet of a Battalion of the Staffordshire Regiment
Photographer – Ernest Brooks
From the papers of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928).
National Library of Scotland, First World War ‘Official Photographs’
Sources of Photographs:
Man and the Horse with a Dog on its Back, Corning View Company — Photographer, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Horse & Dog Pals – Winter Time, ‘Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic’, via Boston Public Library – Flickr Commons
Regimental Pet of a Battalion of the Staffordshire Regiment, ‘Creative Commons, Attribution — Noncommercial — Share-alike 2.5 UK: Scotland’. via National Library of Scotland