By Michael Brandow
A provocative examine the "cult of pedigree" and an unique social background of purebred dogs
In this illuminating and exciting social historical past, social critic Michael Brandow probes the "cult of pedigree" and strains the industrial upward thrust of the purebred puppy. Combining customer stories with sharp statement, A topic of Breeding unearths the sordid background of the puppy and indicates how our brand-name pets—from Labs to French bulldogs and every little thing in between—pay the fee with devastatingly terrible wellbeing and fitness.
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