Prices for some breeds more than trebled as people scrambled to purchase a pooch to help them through lockdown.
Research from pet retailer Pets at Home shows that the average puppy in the UK costed a hefty £1,875 in 2020 – more than double the average price in 2019.
A pet taskforce is being set up by the Government to allow the scale of the problem to be looked at further.
Here are the 10 most expensive breeds of dog in the UK.
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