Known as man’s best friend, puppies hold a special place in a family.
When you finally decide to acquire a dog, you may be wondering how much you could set back.
The nice folks at Pets4Home have compiled a list of the most expensive breeds, with costs continuing to rise since the pandemic began, reports Country Living.
You can see the dogs listed in our gallery below from lowest to highest price.
But if you’re thinking of buying a dog, in addition to the price, you should also make sure you’re buying your pooch legally.
Under Lucy’s Law, which came into effect on April 6, 2020, it is illegal for a third party to sell puppies under the age of six months.
You are also not allowed to sell puppies that you did not breed yourself.
A business or seller must be licensed to sell animals as pets – this includes businesses based at home or selling animals online.
Sellers must keep all records available for inspection, such as a register of animals for sale or details of veterinary treatments, including the license number in any advertising, displaying the license prominently on the premises, and providing prospective owners with information on how to care for the animal.
The license is valid for 1, 2 or 3 years. The council decides the cost and duration of your license.
If your business sells pets without a license, you can face up to six months in prison or an unlimited fine.