16 of the UK's most expensive dog breeds in 2021

Lisa Walden
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Photo credit: SolStock - Getty Images

The UK's most expensive dog breeds for 2021 have been revealed, with the average price for a puppy now coming in at a whopping £1,875.

Research by Pets4Homes found that many owners have experienced rising purchase costs, with the top breeds selling for thousands as a result of lockdown. This serves as a good reminder that we should all be adopting animals where we can and giving a home to a dog in need.

Cocker Spaniels have seen the biggest price increase, with people now paying £2,230 for the breed — a 207% increase on the average price in 2019. Other expensive breeds for 2021 include English Bulldogs (£2,995), Cavapoos (£2,949) and Miniature Dachshunds (£2,537).

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Photo credit: Baylie Beckner / 500px - Getty Images

"The global pandemic has led to an imbalance between supply and demand for pets and prospective owners are more willing than ever to pay out large sums to secure their desired pet," Pets4Homes tell Wales Online. "Many breeders and sellers have recognised this and as such we've seen prices follow a similar trend with significant price hikes across the most popular dog breeds."

Take a look at the most expensive breeds below...

  1. English Bulldog (£2,995)

  2. Cavapoo (£2,949)

  3. Miniature Dachshund (£2,537)

  4. Cockapoo (£2,471)

  5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (£2,458)

  6. French Bulldog (£2,389)

  7. Pomeranian - (£2,247)

  8. Dachshund (£2,242)

  9. Cocker Spaniel (£2,230)

  10. Labrador Retriever (£1,948)

  11. English Springer Spaniel (£1,602)

  12. German Shepherd (£1,589)

  13. Yorkshire Terrier (£1,459)

  14. Shih Tzu (£1,443)

  15. Staffordshire Bull Terrier (£1,316)

  16. Chihuahua (£1,250)

"A dog is for life, not just for lockdown so it's really important to get the right insurance in place as soon as you welcome your pet into your family," Isabella Von Mesterhazy, head of Petplan Direct, adds.

"When shopping around check the veterinary cover provided by each policy carefully as not all pet insurance is the same. This will ensure you can get your pet the best care possible in their time of need."

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