Pets Are Not A Fad
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Dalmatians are a good example of a fad. Many shelters were deluged with disposed dalmatians months after the movie 101 Dalmatians was released. How could people resist? The puppies were so cute. And there seemed to be an ample supply listed in every local paper of people selling them. With fad animals, many people are just out to make money and it doesn't matter whether the animal should have been bred or not.
Dalmatians are a high energy dog. Most people with their lifestyles today are not prepared to put the amount of effort to properly train this beautiful breed.
Pot belly pigs were a fad. How many of these animals are still in homes once people discovered how big they get? The little pigs were cute and quite a conversation piece but those big pigs lost their appeal quickly. Shelters and rescue agencies all around the country are filled with "fad" animals like ferrets and Easter rabbits. Is the media responsible? Advertising with cute animals has always gained market share and when people see the smart little dog on a particular television show they assume all the dogs of this breed are cute, calm and listen to what you say. But this doesn't happen without a lot of training and so the animals are dumped in shelters where only a few are lucky enough to find another home.
Please be sure to research the breed you are interested in - even if it is a mixed breed dog, knowing the temperment of the purebred part of the mix will help you understand that dog. And above all, don't impulse buy! You should adopt an animal for life, not for a fad.
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