Faculty Advisor

Jamison, Wes V.


Sponsored by the Foundation for the Wellbeing of the Dog in Switzerland, this project evaluated societal concerns over dog breeding and ownership and methods to address them. By comparing laws, interviews and interest groups' published materials from Switzerland and the United States, we determined that the two countries are substantially the same, with the exception of conflict versus concordance-based government. We further conclude that in both countries concerns are due primarily to a subjective view of dogs' place in society.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs