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Apparently this phenomenon is impacted heavily by television shows. I read a couple months back about the shelters and rescues that are being overwhelmed by breeds that emulate the features of Dire Wolves from Game of Thrones. Some people get these animals and don’t want to acknowledge the size/needs of the dog as they grow. The writer talked to a few breeders who tightened who they would sell dogs to as a result, but that’s probably not the case for others driven by the money. On the bright side, Bruno, a Netflix series has a very pro-adoption message because it stars the creator’s adopted dog.

Anecdotally, I see way more cold-weather adapted dogs here in sub-tropical Texas than I should. I suspect there are breeders who just don’t care these dogs shouldn’t be here, more than rescues or transplants.