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Unleashed : the phenomena of status dogs and weapon dogs

Author: Simon Harding
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New edition]View all editions and formats

The first book in the UK or US to set on record the recent cultural phenomenon of the use of certain dog breeds - both legal and illegal - to 'convey status' upon their owners.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Harding
ISBN: 9781447316206 1447316207
OCLC Number: 907947523
Notes: Édition précédente: 2012.
Description: xiii, 308 pages, 8 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations (certaines en couleur) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Methodological challenges of researching status dogs --
Who let the dogs out? : the new phenomenon of status dogs --
Status dogs : myth or menace? --
Motivations and characteristics of owners --
Presenting the evidence --
Off the chain : the issue of dog-fighting --
Implications of status dogs in public space --
Responses to the issue of status dogs --
Conclusion --
Afterword --
Bibliography --
Appendix A. Dangerous dog legislation, controversies and debates --
Appendix B. Status dog data from RSPCA, MPS and research findings --
Appendix C. Disposals of status dogs by Metropolitan Police Service --
Appendix D. Legal costs --
Appendix. Defra consultation, 2010.
Responsibility: Simon Harding.


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