To celebrate ‘A Matter of Breeding’ reaching the Amazon best seller list in the Animal Rights category, K9 Magazine is delighted to giveaway 10 copies of this must-read book.
What people are saying
‘Best book ever on pedigree dogs’ Jemima Harrison, Pedigree Dogs Exposed
‘A must-read for all dog lovers’ Booklist
About the book
What’s the appeal of a pedigree retriever so hobbled by hip dysplasia that it can’t even play fetch?
Why would anybody want a dog with a snout so deformed that it can hardly breathe? What force is so powerful that it can compel us to go against rational and moral thinking when choosing a pet?
Golden retrievers, champagne Frenchies and café-au-lait poodles, whether showing at Crufts or showing off in the street, the ‘purebred’ dog isn’t a time-honoured tradition, but the commercial invention of the 19th century.
In this illuminating and entertaining social history, Michael Brandow probes the ‘cult of pedigree’ to uncover the sordid underbelly of the dog industry, and the shocking results of modern breeding practices showing the ways in which our pets pay for our snobbery with their devastatingly poor health.
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