Tragically, thieves sometimes target dog owners and steal their beloved pets.Tragically, thieves sometimes target dog owners and steal their beloved pets.
Tragically, thieves sometimes target dog owners and steal their beloved pets.

Stolen Dogs: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog most often taken by thieves - including the loving French Bulldog ๐Ÿถ

With dog ownership at record levels, tragically thefts are also on the up.

The number of thefts of dogs has reached an all-time high recently as prices have soared due to increased demand for pups โ€“ around one-in-three British households now include a four-legged friend.

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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