Labrador Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels and English Springer Spaniels are among the top 10 dog breeds experiencing price increases, according to new research.
According to Agria Pet Insurance, the price people are paying for popular breeds is at an all-time high in the UK, thanks to unprecedented demand for dogs during the pandemic. It reminds us that we should all adopt animals where we can and give homes to dogs in need.
Labradors may be an easy-going pet, but the cost of owning them has increased by 47%. Meanwhile, Cocker Spaniels were also up 45% to £1,800, closely followed by Cockapoos, French Bulldogs and Miniature Dachshunds.
“We’ve seen the pandemic have a significant impact on various aspects of the pet industry over the past two years, but it’s the effect of the lockdown on puppy prices that’s troubling,” Tom said. Vaughan, Marketing Manager at Agria Pet Insurance.
“This can be difficult for safeguarding animal welfare and means that many dog lovers who want to expand their families are shut out of the market. However, those who are committed to a new dog have likely reaped benefits without end throughout such an uncertain time with our four-legged friends, it has been proven to relieve loneliness, increase sociability and reduce stress and anxiety.”
Take a look at the full research below…
Top 10 Dog Breeds Seeing Price Rise
- Labrador Retriever (47% price increase)
- Cocker Spaniel (45%)
- English Springer Spaniel (43%)
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier (43%)
- Cockapoos (36%)
- Crossing (35%)
- Miniature Dachshund (30%)
- German Shepherd (29%)
- French Bulldog (26%)
- Bulldog (24%)
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