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Sunday, June 12, 2011

A trophy security dog - the latest "must-have" for our super-rich elites

there is nothing that our super-rich elites are not willing to spend obscene amounts of money on as long as it can protect and enhance their totally self-absorbed world of power and money...

from the nyt...

When she costs $230,000, as Julia did, the preferred title is “executive protection dog.” This 3-year-old German shepherd, who commutes by private jet between a Minnesota estate and a home in Arizona, belongs to a canine caste that combines exalted pedigree, child-friendly cuddliness and arm-lacerating ferocity.


[People in] the high-end dog training business say prices have shot up thanks to the growing number of wealthy people around the world who like the security — and status — provided by a dog with the right credentials. Moguls and celebrities now routinely pay $40,000 to $60,000 for a well-bred German shepherd that is certified as an expert in the sport of Schutzhund, which means “protection dog.”

the really sad thing about a story like this is that it deserves any kind of serious news treatment at all when all it really deserves is disgust... but, hey, leave it to the nyt to showcase the lifestyles of our handlers...

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