Paul Catchpole and his partner Stephen Jeffrey have just adopted a Greek street dog, which is settling in very well at its new north London home.
The veterinary charity the PDSA puts the basic initial cost (not including the dog) at £370 for a small breed, £395 for a medium-sized one and £425 for a large one.
The PDSA estimates the basic monthly cost is £50 for a small dog, £65 for a medium-sized one and £80 for a large one.
Kennel Club research has also found that almost a quarter of those who bought a puppy during the pandemic have experienced complications – from being charged more than initially agreed or the dog looking different to the one advertised, to the puppy becoming unwell once home or not having vaccination records.
High demand and the large sums at stake have created a lucrative market for puppy smugglers, who illegally import dogs into the country, often from central and eastern Europe. Meanwhile, online scams and rip-offs involving puppies have “skyrocketed” during the pandemic, the Kennel Club has warned.
They Can Eat You Out of House and Home
Big dogs are awesome. But big dogs also eat tons of food. Full-grown Labrador Retrievers can eat 4.25 cups of kibble per day. That means they’re going through a full 30-pound bag of dog food every 4 weeks!
KC Registered Working Dog Certified Labrador Retriever Breeders
If you’re looking for a working dog, not just any pup will do the trick. That’s where Pets4Homes can help you out. Not only are there are tons of Labrador Retrievers on the site, but many of them are also registered working dogs.
You might not always be able to rescue a Labrador Retriever puppy, so if you’re willing to consider an older dog, then the Labrador Retriever Rescue Southern England might be able to hook you up.