Dog's Best Friend

Dog's Best Friend

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A comprehensive, humane, and bemused tour of the dog-human relationship, Dog's Best Friend combines anecdote, research, and reportage to illuminate our complex rapport with our cherished canine companions. Tracking our national obsession with an animal that now outnumbers children in American households, Mark Derr chronicles the evolution of qthe culture of the dogq from the prehistoric domestication of tamed wolves to the modern horrors of overbreeding and inbreeding. Passionate about his subject and intent on sharing his zeal, Derr defends dogs with wit and flare, producing here a quirky, informative, and fitting tribute to our love affair with canines big and small.Like virtually all of the other top sled dogs, Busera#39;s are Alaskan huskies, which have emerged from the genetic melting pot of twentieth-century Alaska to put all ... By comparison, top show dogs have been known to fetch as much as $50, 000, anbsp;...

Title:Dog's Best Friend
Author:Mark Derr
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2004-04-01


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