But the growing demand for some of the most popular breeds has seen prices rocket – meaning a dog will most likely cost you a great deal more today than it would just 18 months ago.
Research from pet retailer Pets at Home shows that the average puppy in the UK costed a hefty £1,875 in 2020 – more than double than in 2019.
And some breeds will set you back more that £3,000.
Here are the 10 most expensive breeds of dog in the UK.
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