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The Resource The dog merchants : inside the big business of breeders, pet stores, and rescuers, Kim Kavin

The dog merchants : inside the big business of breeders, pet stores, and rescuers, Kim Kavin

Label
The dog merchants : inside the big business of breeders, pet stores, and rescuers
Title
The dog merchants
Title remainder
inside the big business of breeders, pet stores, and rescuers
Statement of responsibility
Kim Kavin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first book to explain the complex and often surprisingly similar business practices that extend from the American Kennel Club to local shelters, from Westminster champions to dog auctions. Without judging dog lovers of any stripe, journalist Kim Kavin makes it clear that money spent among these dog merchants has real-world effects on people and canines. She reveals how dog merchants create markets for dogs, often in defiance of the usual rules of supply and demand. She takes an investigative approach and meets breeders and rescuers at all levels, shedding much-needed light on an $11-billion-a-year industry that most people don't even realize is an industry. Kavin's goal is to advance the conversation about how all dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. She shows that a great deal can be improved by understanding the business practices behind selling dogs of all kinds. Instead of pitting rescue and purebred people against each other, this groundbreaking book shows how all dog lovers can come together, with one voice. on behalf of our beloved companions.--Adapted from dust jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
636.7/0068
Index
index present
LC call number
SF434.5
LC item number
.K38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF434.5
NAL item number
.K38 2016
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The dog merchants : inside the big business of breeders, pet stores, and rescuers, Kim Kavin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the base price -- Luxury packaging -- Branding, by breeding -- Freelance producers -- Big production companies -- The mega-distributor -- Marketing the message -- Industry waste -- The upstart competitor -- Repackaging and rebranding -- Lemons versus steals -- The genesis and the future -- Smart shopping -- Consumer intelligence -- A note about spay/neuter
Control code
ocn923794405
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781681771403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923794405
Label
The dog merchants : inside the big business of breeders, pet stores, and rescuers, Kim Kavin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the base price -- Luxury packaging -- Branding, by breeding -- Freelance producers -- Big production companies -- The mega-distributor -- Marketing the message -- Industry waste -- The upstart competitor -- Repackaging and rebranding -- Lemons versus steals -- The genesis and the future -- Smart shopping -- Consumer intelligence -- A note about spay/neuter
Control code
ocn923794405
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781681771403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923794405

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