Dog thefts have soared in the past year, but which breeds are most at risk?

These are the 10 breeds of dog most likely to be stolen from their owners

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

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 4:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th June 2021, 4:52 pm

The number of thefts of dogs reached an all-time high in 2020 as people looked for companions during Covid restrictions.

Comparison site recently 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.

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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