Dog breeds

26 09, 2016

Video: ‘The Dog Merchants’ on Business Insider, Problems with Dog Breeds

By |September 26th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Business Insider just uploaded this video, which is based on information in the half of The Dog Merchants book about breeding. The producer asked me to discuss a few examples of problem dog breeds that are mentioned in my book, so you can hear me talking about the German Shepherd, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and [...]

25 01, 2016

Quiz: Can You Spot the Fake Dog Breed?

By |January 25th, 2016|Games and Quizzes|0 Comments

In The Dog Merchants, I write about a dog shelter in Costa Rica that had adopters who wanted purebreds while the shelter was full of mutts. So it renamed them with made-up breeds like Chubby-Tailed German Dobernauzers, Fire-Tailed Border Cockers and Alaskan Fluffyterriers. Adoptions shot up 1,400 percent, just because people had a "brand name" for each [...]