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Game of Thrones and Twilight blamed for abandoned huskies

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:01 pm
by Gutenberg
Game of Thrones and Twilight blamed by charity for record numbers of abandoned huskies

Record numbers of Siberian huskies and other wolf-like breeds are being abandoned each year, with the past five years seeing a 700 per cent rise, according to one of Britain’s leading animal charities.

They have become fashionable due to their prominence as the "direwolves" in the popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, as well as appearing in the Twilight movies.
Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 12250.html

Re: Game of Thrones and Twilight blamed for abandoned huskie

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:11 pm
by Gutenberg
I found a recent article about the so called "Dog Movie Star Effect", it's a very interesting read, highly recommended:

The Dog Movie Star Effect: Is It Real?

You think that Disney movies affect dog popularity -- but is it really true?
source: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ani ... is-it-real

Re: Game of Thrones and Twilight blamed for abandoned huskies

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:19 pm
by Kershner
That's a crazy story. I would have thought this would add to the popularity of huskies. Weird how it seems to have produced the opposite effect.