As dogs take their place as coddled family members and their numbers balloon to over 77 million in the United States alone, it's no surprise that canine culture is undergoing a massive transformation.
Now subject to many of the same questions of rights and ethics as people, the politics of dogs are more tumultuous and public than ever--with fierce moral battles raging over kill shelters, puppy mills, and breed standards.
Incorporating interviews and research from scientists, activists, breeders, and trainers, "What's a Dog For? "investigates how dogs have reached this exalted status, and why they hold such fascination for us humans.
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