Why Breeding Pedigree Dogs Is Just Eugenics By Another NameMichael Brandow3/17/15 6:57pm8217EditPromoteGo to permalink Eugenics is the now-defunct (and creepy!) practice of breeding supposedly superior humans to achieve genetic improvements while sterilizing undesirables. Sound familiar? It's the exact same thing we now do to dogs and it's responsible for a range of health and behavioral issues in them. — Ed.