New data released by insurance site GoCompare reveals the most sought after dog breeds, which have experienced record surges in prices for puppies during lockdown and beyond. From pedigrees to cross-breeds, interest in puppies has increased over the past few months and research has highlighted the term "buying a puppy" has gone up by 120 per cent. This data reveals that since February this year, the average price of a dog has increased from £520 to £753 in July. But which breeds are most in demand? Here we take a look at the most sought-after dogs but remember, experts have urged people looking to buy a puppy to be vigilant of puppy farms and do their homework before buying. Dog rescue charities are also a good place to look if you’re keen for a new furry friend.
These are the most in demand dog breeds after lockdown
Demand for puppies soared during lockdown.
By Rosalind Erskine
Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 3:43 pm