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Designer dogs : an exposé : inside the criminal underworld of crossbreeding / Madeline Bernstein ; foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw.

Bernstein, Madeline, (author.). McGraw, Phillip C., 1950- (writer of foreword.).
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  • ISBN: 9781948062060
  • ISBN: 1948062062
  • Physical Description: 215 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [United States] : Apollo Publishers, 2018.

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Foreword / by Dr. Phil McGraw -- Preface: it started here -- The designer dog: name-brand purebreds and custom-designed dogs -- Dawn of the Frankendog -- Where babies come from: poorly bred versus purley bred -- The perfect storm: it's pouring designer cats and dogs -- How much is the lemon in the window? -- Welcome to the US of A -- How much is that doggie in the 747? -- Subprime puppy mortgage to the rescue -- Breeders gone wild, to go where none have gone before -- Myths and magical thinking -- Where, oh, where, has my designer dog gone? -- There ought to be a law -- Give genes a chance -- A winter's tale.
Summary, etc.:
"Ever heard of a labradoodle, a goldendoodle, or a puggle? How about a cockapoo, a pomsky, or a spoodle? You or a friend have certainly been enticed by a "hypoallergenic dog" or smiled at a "teacup." These are not dog breeds that nature created; these are the results of the forced mating or genetic engineering of different breeds, or inbreeding, and popularized by social media and celebrities. In Designer Dogs, Madeline Bernstein, one of the country's most respected animal welfare crusaders, reveals our culture's obsession with new types of dogs--engineering puppies that keep getting smaller or sillier looking--and the horrifying health consequences of this on those we claim as our best friends. She also provides extraordinary revelations on how this has led to a world of "disposable pets"--puppies and adult dogs abandoned when their medical expenses become too costly and added to the 6.5 million animals entering shelters each year, or put on the street--and informed insight into what's ahead: made-to-order puppies; hybrid animals; shorter life spans for dogs; and even the extinction of breeds like French bulldogs, pit bulls, King Charles spaniels, mastiffs, Skye terriers, bloodhounds, and more. And Bernstein calls out those responsible for the savagery, both domestic puppy mills and backyard breeders, and also an international dog trafficking ring that she's been on the front line exposing."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dog breeds.
Dogs > Breeding.
Dog breeding.
Animal welfare.
Animal rights.
Dogs > Breeds.

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