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Pure-Bred Problems

Friday, February 13, 2015


Some French bulldogs have trouble breathing. Golden retrievers can suffer from vision problems. And some pugs have weak hind legs.

Michael Brandow, commentator on dog issues and author of A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend, discusses the growing dangers behind today's obsession with purebred dogs. 




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Praised by The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" as "a fine Empire State procedural," this classic work on canine culture traces the strange custom of "scooping" to a small piece of legislation that hit the sidewalks of New York in the 1970s.

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