Eva Sandstra-Bennett, head of pet insurance at Direct Line, said: "Designer dog
breeds are highly desirable for thieves.
Unfortunately, the popularity of designer dog
breeds and flat faced dogs means they are highly desirable for thieves, as they are easily identifiable and can be sold on for thousands of pounds.
Last year's winner, the lovely Labrador - cue Fogle: "This is a bit of a shocker!" - came in at number three this time, meaning the top dog slot was between the Cockapoo ("the original designer dog
" - a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle) and the Staffie, which ran out the winner.
The pet industry in the UK has previously been estimated to be worth [pounds sterling]6 billion a year, with Britons spending on everything from veterinary care to designer dog
THEFTS of designer dog
breed French Bulldogs have increased tenfold in five years across Wales, police have revealed.
Perhaps a designer dog
? It's all yours for the asking.
Keeping up with the latest pet fashions by seeking out the latest designer dog
apparel and most unique designer dog
I visualise him turning up for the gig, wearing an expensive all-wool overcoat, or a cape possibly, set off by a silk scarf or cravat, tapping the ash off a Balkan Sobranie in a long cigarette holder while his gentleman's gentleman follows him carrying a small designer dog
on a cushion.
We're selling all the latest designer dog
gear, from reversible rain macs in various colours to a beautiful ballerina tutu dress which is covered in faux diamonds and is perfect for a doggie birthday or special occasion.
Moreover, such wardrobes are accessorised with nappies, jewellery and designer dog
buggies of the type favoured by yummy mummies, all 'must-have' items for any image-conscious dog owner.
A suitcase of designer dog
outfits and matching collars in Birmingham
Laura Dawson and her dog Ziggy, who inspired the Ziggy Chews business