A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend

By Michael Brandow

 A provocative examine the “cult of pedigree” and an unique social background of purebred dogs
 
In this illuminating and pleasing social heritage, social critic Michael Brandow probes the “cult of pedigree” and strains the industrial upward thrust of the purebred puppy. Combining customer reviews with sharp remark, A subject of Breeding finds the sordid historical past of the puppy and indicates how our brand-name pets—from Labs to French bulldogs and every little thing in between—pay the associated fee with devastatingly bad health and wellbeing.

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