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

[fusion_text]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 French Bulldog.

If the video below won’t play on your system, click here to view it on the Business Insider website.

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Quiz: Can You Spot the Fake Dog Breed?

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 dog.

Think you wouldn’t fall for it? Take this quiz to find out!