Not only has Covid and its subsequent lockdowns seen a rise in pet ownership, it has also caused a UK cat and dog food shortage and has seen soaring pet prices and a huge increase in dog thefts in 2021.
Demand for a new puppy to offer love and hugs while we’ve all been stuck at home has meant that puppy prices have risen dramatically, however it seems that not all breeds have increased in value equally across the board.
And when your new best friend is costing you more than your time and affection (sometimes in the region of a few thousand pounds) it’s even more vital that you know just how to keep them safe and protect them from thieves looking to fill their pockets.
Kennel manufacturer Benchmark Kennels has revealed that the average puppy has increased in price by 132.3 per cent, more than doubling from £1,066 in March 2020 to £2,315 currently. Some breeds have surged in price by almost £2,000, while others have increased in value by over 300 per cent.
The research is based on an analysis of adverts posted on popular puppy selling sites, comparing the average asking prices…