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How dogs shaped city life

Chris Pearson discusses his latest book, Dogopolis, which explores how human-canine relationships shaped New York, Paris and London

Chris Pearson discusses his latest book, Dogopolis, which explores how human-canine relationships shaped New York, Paris and London. (Image by Getty Images)

Chris Pearson talks to Elinor Evans about his latest book, Dogopolis, which explores how human-canine relationships shaped urban living in three cities – New York, Paris and London – in the late 19th and 20th centuries, from differing attitudes towards pets and strays, to their roles in modern security.

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Chris Pearson is the author of Dogopolis: How Dogs and Humans Made Modern New York, London, and Paris (Chicago, 2021)