Prevent 101 Dalmation Syndrome: Include Top Tier K9's "Saving Max" as a lead-in public service announcement to accompany your film, "Max"
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Every time Hollywood popularizes a dog in a film, owning one becomes a trend. Individuals rush to pet stores and line up to buy from backyard breeders and mills intent on owning a dog just like the one in the film. Too often they purchase the breed without doing their research. When 101 Dalmations was released, people flocked in droves to own Dalmations in what Jeff Minder of Top Tier K9 refers to as 101 Dalmation Syndrome in his short video. When the Dalmation's matured and the film's popularity waned, many were relinquished to high-kill shelters, where they were destroyed. On June 26, 2015, Warner Bros. will release Max, a film about a Malinois that suffers from PTSD. Like the Dalmation, the Malinois runs the risk of becoming the newest passing fad when people line up to buy them after seeing the film without first researching this very intense breed. In a few years the Malinois could be doomed to the same fate as the Dalmation: surrendered to high-kill shelters, where they're eventually put to sleep. We implore Warner Brothers to include this short video by Jeff Minder of Top Tier K9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1M7xoHP2Bk as a public service announcement lead-in presented to theater audiences watching the film "Max" when it's released in June, in the hope that it will prevent the Malinois from being doomed to the same terrible fate that befell the Dalmation, and virtually every breed ever popularized in Hollywood films.
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