Lockdown Britain sees surge in demand for dogs
British breeders of puppies have seen a huge surge in demand for dogs during the lockdown and now fear that many families will give them up once they realise the scale of the responsibility ahead.
Millions of Britons have spent almost three months largely confined to their homes to counter the spread of COVID-19, a time when the Kennel Club group has seen a 180% rise on last year in inquiries from people wanting to buy dogs.
"Generally it`s `I want a blue-eyed, black and white Siberian. I want a boy, how much is it and can I collect it tomorrow?`" said Christine Biddlecombe who breeds Siberian Husky dogs with her husband Stephen.
They have gone from having one or two inquiries a week via the Kennel Club to receiving three or four a day, with some even arriving in the early hours of the morning. (Photo: Reuters)