Founded in 1875 as a small mining settlement, Irish, Welsh and German settlers, mainly clay miners, had dogs for protection. The dogs nipped at the heels of the horses of the tradesmen who drove their wagons down what is now Clayton Road to the riverfront. That is where the name first originated. Later, about 1904, during the time of the Worlds Fair, a tribe known as the Igerot Indians from the Phillipines, came to participate in the fair: One of the delicacies of these people were dogs! The Indians used to sneak over here at night and snatch dogs from the yards of the people in this neighborhood and well.........I think you can guess the rest!