A Matter of Breeding
A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best FriendBook - 2015
In this illuminating and entertaining social history, social critic Michael Brandow probes the "cult of pedigree" and traces the commercial rise of the purebred dog. Combining consumer studies with sharp commentary, A Matter of Breeding 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.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2015
Branch Call Number: 636.70887 BRA 2015
Characteristics: xii, 275 pages ; 22 cm