A provocative look at the "e;cult of pedigree"e; and an entertaining social history of purebred dogs
In this illuminating and entertaining social history, social critic Michael Brandow probes the "e;cult of pedigree"e; and traces the commercial rise of the purebred dog. Combining consumer studies with sharp commentary, "e;A Matter of Breeding"e; reveals the sordid history of the dog industry and shows how our brand-name pets--from Labs to French bulldogs and everything in between--pay the price with devastatingly poor health.
A Matter of Breeding
A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend
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