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13 minutes ago, telespy said:

£7K, bargain

The most expensive racing pigeon sold for $1.9 million in China
 

https://www.businessinsider.com/racing-pigeons-most-expensive-china-belgium-races-2019-8?r=US&IR=T

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Definitely looks like prices are starting to come down

 

Now sure what a black lab Huntaway is that's £750, not far off the pre-pandemic prices

https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/classifieds/3323495-labrador-x-huntaway-york.html

and here are some for 

https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/classifieds/3263470-chocolate-labrador-pups-llanelli.html

£850

 

The people paying £2K for these 12 months ago ( a bit like the loons buying house to save 3% on a massively over priced house ) must be living on a different planet from us.

 

Labroaddoles down to £1000, was seeing them up for £2500 !!!

https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/classifieds/3190801-beautiful-labradoodle-pups-cardiff.html

 

And same with Sh**poos, down below £1000.

https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/classifieds/3290385-shihpoo-puppies-stowmarket.html

 

I tell a lie...£500 here

https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/classifieds/3302584-beautiful-litter-of-shihpoos-two-remaining-northwich.html

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  • 2 weeks later...

New listings for round here still over the £1k mark so the boom continues unabated.

Stunning statistic...

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In the 15 months since the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic, pet ownership has boomed. Over three million new households now have pets, and many of those have bought dogs. In fact there has been a huge rise in the total number of dogs in the country — an estimated 12 million today, up from 10 million in early 2020, according to data from pet food manufacturers — an increase, which has seen puppy prices soar (and even the worrying trend of dog kidnapping).

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Equally stunning is the rise in vet bills...

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The increase in premiums also reflects a rise in vets’ fees, drug prices and the availability of more complex treatments. Blame for this is laid at the door of private equity-backed companies such as VetPartners (BC Partners), Medivet (Inflexion Private Equity) and IVC Evidensia (EQT), which are mopping up independent practices and setting challenging stretch targets. And after consolidation and centralisation comes inflation. There are reasons private equity firms buy businesses, and few of them are about animal welfare.

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Vet bills are going to be a slow burner issue - once the lockdown dogs get to 6yrs+ of age, and the bills start arriving, you do wonder how many will then be sent to the rescue centres.

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Interesting to see that the Inland Revenue are now taking an interest in the puppy boom.

https://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/19404438.sspca-record-high-figures-puppy-welfare-calls-fife/

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"We've had someone in court that proudly told the judge he had made £1.5 million in 18 months from puppy sales and then was fined £2,000. So where is the deterrent?

"We've noticed HMRC following these cases up now though and actually chasing people for tax.

"One dealer was hit with a £500,000 tax bill and that shut them down. It's not the way we expected them to be stopped but at least it's shutting them down."

The puppy boom continues unabated round here with prices still over £1k in the vast majority of cases.

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A dog is for life, not just for CoVid.......there will always be plenty of adorable unwanted dogs, nobody has to pay high prices.....there is also the cost of vet bills, food, kenneling and sometimes furniture .......;)

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17 minutes ago, winkie said:

A dog is for life, not just for CoVid.......there will always be plenty of adorable unwanted dogs, nobody has to pay high prices.....there is also the cost of vet bills, food, kenneling and sometimes furniture .......;)

You can always export the dogs to Korea, they seem to love dogs, must be huge pet owners?, cant seem get enough of them.

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2 hours ago, winkie said:

A dog is for life, not just for CoVid.......there will always be plenty of adorable unwanted dogs, nobody has to pay high prices.....there is also the cost of vet bills, food, kenneling and sometimes furniture .......;)

A bit like a new car....idiots want a brand new shinny one so they can show off to their vacuous friends.

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https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19450726.neil-mackays-big-read-inside-story-organised-crime-gangs-took-scotlands-illegal-trade-puppies/

Grim read but not surprising considering the vast profits in puppies just now.

The puppy mania continues, reflected in this article..

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/2396632/sspca-pet-prices/

It's behind a paywall but apparently the SSPCA are still getting dozens/three digit applications for strays.  The ultimate reflection of discretionary expenditure continues to boom.

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