Dog thefts have soared in recent years, but which breeds are most at risk?

Dogs Commonly Stolen: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that are most likely to be taken from their owners πŸ•

With dog ownership over lockdown reaching record levels, pup thefts are also on the up – so is your four-legged friend at risk?

Tuesday, 17th May 2022, 4:42 pm

The shocking number of thefts of dogs has reached an all-time high over the past two years as prices surged due to people looking for companions during Covid restrictions.

Comparison site money.co.uk have revealed which types of dogs had been targeted by thieves most over the last five years, with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier the most likely to be taken.

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Protect your dog from theft by ensuring it is microchipped, being vigilant when out and about, keeping your garden secure, being careful about who can see pictures posted on social media, and taking out adequate pet insurance (that will cover advertising costs if your pet goes missing).

Here are the breeds at most risk of being stolen.

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