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Terrible slur spread about pedigree dogs (4,8)


I believe the answer is:

bull terriers

'pedigree dogs' is the definition.
(bull terrier is a breed of dog)

'terrible slur spread' is the wordplay.
'spread' is an anagram indicator.
'terribleslur' with letters rearranged gives 'BULL-TERRIERS'.

'about' acts as a link.

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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