Fad Gone Crazy, Tibetan Mastiffs for $3.2 Million

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Tibetan Mastiff fad and dog snobbery

Strange fad, Dogs for $3.2 millionHas this dog snobbery fad gone out of control?  According to the National PostA Chinese dog breeder said Thursday that a property developer paid him 18-million yuan ($3.2-million) for Tibetan mastiff twins, highlighting how the breed has become a status symbol for China’s rich.  Read more.
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Fads die 

The above story was from March 2014.  Read a New York Times story about the dying fad 13 months later in the related stories below.

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The end of the Tibetan Mastiff fad

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