Those are the highest canine breeds reported stolen, officers say

In the event you personal a canine, beware! Canine thefts are on the upward push via 33% since final 12 months, and it is even worse for high-priced breeds.

The hunt continues for Cesar Chavir’s 1 ½ year-old canine named Oscar. Chavir mentioned any individual broke into his Lake Nona house and took his pure-bred Australian Sheperd.

“The truth that they went into my space that made it extra scary. After which they took my canine,” Chavir mentioned. 

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Australian Sheperd canine have develop into extra in style. “They may be able to be high-priced canine. They may be able to move upwards of $5,000,” Brandi Hunter Munden of the American Kennel Membership mentioned.

 “Sadly puppy robbery is very not unusual. Puppy robbery with violence and belongings injury isn’t as not unusual, then again we’re seeing a occurrence of it.”

 Munden mentioned the call for is excessive, however provide is low for the breed.

 “Numerous other folks keep on a waitlist for lengthy and that’s a possibility for thieves.”


Judy Sarullo, who runs Puppy Rescue via Judy, mentioned it is not simply high-priced canine – even small canine are being centered.

“Other people appear to head after the little canine,” Sarullo mentioned. “In the event that they’re now not mounted, they’re going to make use of them for breeding and so they’re going to place them in analysis labs and make cash. They’ll send them out of state.”

Munden mentioned there’s been a couple of high-profile canine robbery circumstances.

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“You had Woman Gaga’s bulldog stolen. You’ve had other folks dragged in the back of vehicles looking to save their canine,” Munden mentioned. 

In a surveillance picture Oscar doesn’t glance very scared. That’s why Brandi recommends educating the canine to not be pleasant with everybody.

Those are the highest canine breeds reported stolen, officers say

“An excessively pleasant canine might move with a stranger if the chance gifts itself,” she mentioned.


  • Be sure you have a operating safety device.
  • Have the canine microchipped and tagged.
  • Get your puppy spayed or neutered, so it is much less horny to thieves.

“We inform them, ‘don’t go away your canine within the yard. Don’t use your doggie door,’” Sarullo mentioned.

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Oscar has a microchip, in keeping with his proprietor Cesar, however hasn’t been neutered. He hopes any individual reveals his best possible pal quickly.  Somebody with knowledge must name the Orlando Police Division or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.


The American Kennel Membership mentioned those are the highest breed which are stolen:

  • French Bulldog
  • German Shepherd
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Siberian Husky
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Shih Tzu

Frenchies, Yorkies and Shih Tzu are stolen essentially the most as a result of they’re small, adorable, simple to hold and costly to shop for. German Shepherd and Labradors are so extremely stolen as a result of such a lot of are enrolled with AKC.