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The Resource A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend, Michael Brandow ; foreword by Dr. Marc Bekoff

A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend, Michael Brandow ; foreword by Dr. Marc Bekoff

Label
A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend
Title
A matter of breeding
Title remainder
a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend
Statement of responsibility
Michael Brandow ; foreword by Dr. Marc Bekoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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{u2014}from Labs to French bulldogs and everything in between{u2014}pay the price with devastatingly poor health
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brandow, Michael
Dewey number
636.7/0887
Index
index present
LC call number
SF427.2
LC item number
.B73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Dog breeds
Label
A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend, Michael Brandow ; foreword by Dr. Marc Bekoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The English vice -- Perfectionists gone wild -- Royal precedents and ruff drafts -- Eugenics, you, and Fido too -- A frickin' meagerie -- The Midas touch -- Aristocracy for sale -- Some hunting dogs -- Coming home -- Frankenstein's lab -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780807033432
Lccn
2014022861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky263157781
  • (OCoLC)889426101
  • 884914
Label
A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend, Michael Brandow ; foreword by Dr. Marc Bekoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The English vice -- Perfectionists gone wild -- Royal precedents and ruff drafts -- Eugenics, you, and Fido too -- A frickin' meagerie -- The Midas touch -- Aristocracy for sale -- Some hunting dogs -- Coming home -- Frankenstein's lab -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780807033432
Lccn
2014022861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky263157781
  • (OCoLC)889426101
  • 884914

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