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A 'cult-like' group lives with the world's richest dog new Netflix doc Gunther's Millions uncovers

Gregory Robinson

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A 'cult-like' group lives with the world's richest dog new Netflix doc Gunther's Millions uncovers

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Netflix is adding yet another mind-blowing docuseries to its library, this time featuring a German Shepherd with a $400 million inheritance. Watch the trailer below:

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But just like Tiger King and The Tinder Swindler, there’s a lot more behind this story than just a very rich pooch.

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The four-part series, which will be released next month, teases countless weird twists and turns, including a ‘cult-like’ home filled with attractive young people who worked for the dog.

The four-legged fur baby lives in the lap of luxury, with 27 employees, gourmet food, a yacht and several properties in Italy.

One employee says what we’re all thinking: “I wanted to be a tick on that dog’s ass for the rest of my life.”

So, how did a canine become so rich? Well, Gunther’s story begins with a German doctor who made a fortune in pharmaceuticals in the 1980s.

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Gunther lives in luxury and has 27 staff. Credit: Netflix
Gunther lives in luxury and has 27 staff. Credit: Netflix

When his son took his own life, the only heir to his and his wife – a countess – was their German shepherd, Gunther.

The huge fortune left behind by the countess, as well as the long line of Gunthers bred from the original, was left to family friend Maurizio Mian, an Italian celebrity known for his ties to the mafia.

The Netflix documentary will delve into the last 30 years of Mian’s activities, including buying Madonna’s old house.

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There’s even a pop band, bikinis and swimming pools. Mian, who started the music group seen worshiping Gunther in the trailer, ‘wanted young people who were fantastic looking to live with a rich dog,’ one interviewee explains.

Around five people were invited to enjoy Gunther’s wealth and live in the mansion, but as one former member explains ‘it got a little bit twisted.

She describes being watched ‘24/7’ while another contributor claims that Gunther’s human companions were encouraged to have sex with each other. And when one man is asked if it was ‘cult-like’, he chuckles in response.

Maurizio Mian is interviewed in the documentary. Credit: Netflix
Maurizio Mian is interviewed in the documentary. Credit: Netflix
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Even Mian – who is the CEO of The Gunther Corporation – will also be interviewed in the documentary.

However, in a shocking twist, Gunther's story has been widely reported to be a hoax.

Mian has claimed to work for a family line of German shepherds, who were all named Gunther.

All the dogs were allegedly supported by a multi-million dollar trust established by German countess Carlotta Von Liebenstein.

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However, according to Associated Press, there is reportedly no evidence of a countess existing.

The trailer then ends with Mian putting forward a brand new claim, stating: 'The dogs were cloned.'

The Netflix documentary will hopefully unveil the truth behind the story which has fascinated people for decades.

Viewers can find out all the wild details when Gunther’s Millions drops on 1 February.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Netflix, Dogs

Gregory Robinson
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