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I recently gave a paper at the ‘Dogs in History and Culture’ Exhibition at the University of Manchester. Alongside enjoying the papers, there was time to visit the ‘Breed: The British and their Dogs’ exhibition at the Manchester Museum. The exhibition was created by the Michael Worboys, Neil Pemberton and Julie-Marie Strange, all historians at Manchester. It explores the emergence of pedigree dog breeds in Victorian Britain through images and objects, including stuffed dogs of the exhibition’s featured breeds: bloodhound, borzoi, bulldog, collie, Irish wolfhound and Pekingese.

The exhibition is on until the 14 April. But in case you don’t get a chance to visit it, here are some photos…