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    Default Expected Increase in Kelpies?

    I was at Cafe Bones today and I was talking to a dog owner about kelpies. She brought up the new movie "Red Dog" which we all know features a red aussie kelpie. She then mentioned how there might be an increase in kelpies chosen as pets, just like dalmatians from "101 Dalmatians" and cloud fish from "Finding Nemo".

    Do you guys think this will be the case after the release of "Red Dog"? I'd hate to see over breeding of kelpies and ruining their generally great temperment just because there's an increase demand of them due to media.


    (Just checked and realised it's released today! Now I need to book some tickets to watch it!)

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    You betcha...

    Some friends of mine used to breed Dallies, they had hundreds of phone calls when 101 Dalmatians was released.
    My parents haven't bred Danes for years yet when Marmaduke came out they had at least a dozen calls.

    How many kids wanted a mouse after seeing Stuart Little?

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    Reputable breeders will be able to recognize those people just after "the dog from the movie" but as always, there's the less than reputable one's who will be cashing in on the opportunity.

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    Disappointing indeed...

    One of my friends got a dalmatian puppy 3 days after she re-watched 101 Dalmatians. And now she has many problems with his behaviour.

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    Oh yea, count on it. In the UK they had to have sanctuaries for all the owls kids wanted then didn't want with the Harry Potter movies.

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    I do want to have an owl, too
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Maybe some of the squillions of kelpies in rescue or pounds will find good homes.

    But most likely most of them won't make it past the 8 months old freaky puppy age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    I do want to have an owl, too
    Can't legally in Australia (thank goodness) lol.
    If we could I bet we would need sanctuaries here as well.

    What annoys the crap out of me is why can't parents say NO.
    No is a good thing for kid's wants that are impulse or unsuitable. Teaches them they can't have everything they see and want.

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    There was a huge growth in people buying Chihuahuas after the release of Beverly Hills Chihuahua. There was a huge spike in demand for clown fish after finding nemo came out.

    People are too influential.

    Although I really hope some rescue kelpies find homes out of it.

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    Omg I so want an owl, a friendly one thou. That wont scatch me and doesnt poo too much
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