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Museum tells the dog's tale

04 Oct 2012

Manchester Museum is hosting Breed: The British and their Dogs, an exhibition that tells the history of the British Isles through the eyes of dogs and their owners.

Breed reveals the enduring and affectionate relationship between the British people and their dogs and explores the very beginnings of pedigree dog breeding in Britain.

The free exhibition - which runs from October 6 to April 14 - focuses on six pedigree dogs: bloodhound, borzoi, bulldog, collie, Irish wolfhound and Pekingese. Each breed highlights something unique about British history and culture and the connection between human and dog, from the bloodhound’s role tracking down Jack the Ripper to the patriotic spirit the bulldog embodied during WWII.

This exhibition has been developed with The University of Manchester’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and supported by the AHRC.

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