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Millionaire dog said to be selling Madonna's former mansion


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Life never lacks pleasure if you’re a pampered pooch like Gunther VI, the world’s wealthiest dog. According to HuffPost, the German shepherd comes from a long line of Gunthers, and he owes his high-end lifestyle and current abode to these canine ancestors, too. His grandfather, Gunther IV, bought a Tuscan-style villa from the “Material Girl” herself, Madonna, 20 years ago for $7.5 million, per the BBC. And now it’s on the market for a whopping $32 million, which stands to make the mutt a veritable real estate tycoon should he get his asking price, as reported by Forbes.

Gunther VI: The Millionaire Dog Said To Be Selling Madonna's Former Mansion - Ripley's Believe It or Not! (ripleys.com)

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I wish my dog would get involved in property or financial speculation like that. All she is interested in is tennis balls and treats.

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Just now, The Silver Shroud said:

I wish my dog would get involved in property or financial speculation like that. All she is interested in is tennis balls and treats.

You see before that can happen Dogastery.Com and find out who his Ancestors are, that's how Gunther discovered his heritage!:unsure::lol:

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I saw on the news last night that this was exposed as a long running publicity stunt. They duped a lot of reporters who rushed to get the story out when they heard it. The AP has apologized for running the story. First link is the story I saw on TV. NBC 10, Philadelphia.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/national-international/millionaire-pooch-selling-miami-villa-once-owned-madonna-nearly-32m/3051939/

https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/state/story-about-dog-selling-mansion-part-of-long-running-tale/article_db53073b-e0bb-5925-8919-c2d6f3acf569.html

The Associated Press reported last week that a dog, Gunther VI, was selling a Miami mansion that it had purchased from Madonna for $7.5 million in 2000 for $31.75 million. The story cited claims from Gunther’s “handler” that the dog was from a long line of dogs bequeathed the fortune of a German countess.

While the mansion is in fact owned and being sold by the Gunther Corp., according to Miami-Dade County property records, the dog’s role appears to be little more than a joke that’s carried on for decades.

And there is no evidence of a German countess.

The AP reported on the story after receiving a press release from publicists representing the real estate agents who had the listing.

“The AP published a story that did not meet our standards and should not have been published. We did not do our due diligence in the reporting process. We have corrected the story, and we apologize,” AP spokeswoman Lauren Easton said in a statement.

Mian told an Italian newspaper in 1995 that the countess “was just an invention to publicize the philosophy” of his foundation. Mian at other points has claimed his confessions about the countess are the real hoax and the dog stories are, in fact real.

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Well, I hope the dog is prosecuted. It sounds like some sort of fraud- the dog has been living the high life pretending he is something he isn't. Let's hope he hasn't been using his supposed wealth and breeding to take advantage of lady dogs as well.

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19 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

Hey Susie, thanks for the updates I actually started this thread as joke. When I found it and read through the source I used it made me laugh. When I posted the thread. I had no idea about any of this thank you for the updated information.

Peace Susie!:tu:

The story was given in a press release a week before to the AP, who published it and it picked up through the internet and the media as truth. It was everywhere. It was only 2 days ago that the media had to admit that it was a publicity stunt. AP publicly apologized for not checking out the source as thoroughly as they should have.

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1 hour ago, susieice said:

The story was given in a press release a week before to the AP, who published it and it picked up through the internet and the media as truth. It was everywhere. It was only 2 days ago that the media had to admit that it was a publicity stunt. AP publicly apologized for not checking out the source as thoroughly as they should have.

That's really kind of sad, that they would take the deception so far!

Thanks again for the back up in this thread it would have died without your input!:tu:

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