Dog breeds

10 most expensive dog breeds – meet UK’s expensive canines

Georgia Brown

The request for dogs has soared since the UK went into lockdown last year, with households turning to pets for companionship and emotional support during times of isolation.

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In turn, the rise of the “pandemic puppy” has caused litter prices to skyrocket across the country, with would-be owners willing to pay more than ever to get their perfect pet. Research from pet retailer Pets at Home shows the average puppy in the UK costs £1,875 in 2020, more than double the average price in 2019.

Some breeds could even cost budding puppy parents upwards of £3,000!

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Some of the UK’s most popular dog breeds cost thousands of pounds

The English Bulldog currently tops the charts with the highest price tag, followed closely by the Cavapoo – a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle.

Sausage dog lovers might not be thrilled that the Miniature Dachshund is also high on the price list, with the average pup costing £2,537.

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Pomeranians, Cocker Spaniels and Labrador Retrievers are also burning a hole in the pockets of the nation, with prices for these puppies reaching into the thousands. Read on for the definitive list of the UK’s most expensive dog breeds…

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Miniature dachshunds are the third most expensive dog breed in the UK

10 most expensive dog breeds in the UK

  1. English Bulldog – £2,995
  2. Cavapoo – £2,949
  3. Miniature Dachshund – £2,537
  4. Cockapoo – £2,471
  5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – £2,458
  6. French Bulldog – £2,389
  7. Pomeranian – £2,247
  8. Dachshund – £2,242
  9. Cocker Spaniel – £2,230
  10. Labrador Retriever – £1,948

Although puppy prices have reached record highs, the number of canine companions available for adoption has also skyrocketed. According to dog confidence, between August 2020 and January 2021, there was a 41% increase in web traffic to his Giving Up Your Dog page – a truly heartbreaking statistic.

Choosing to adopt a once-owned puppy isn’t an easy decision, but it’s guaranteed to be rewarding. Be sure to visit your local Dogs Trust or check online to see if you can foster an unwanted animal.

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