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French bulldog thefts continue to rise

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By Matthew Limb

Dog thefts have increased in Britain for the second year running.

Figures show there were 1909 reports of stolen dogs to UK police forces last year – a 6.8 per cent increase on the 2016 figure (1788).

The increase follows a rise in the previous year, with the number of reported dog thefts rising by 14 per cent rise between 2015 and 2016.

The latest figures, obtained by Direct Line Pet Insurance, also shows evidence of a trend to steal ‘in demand’ dogs. The number of French bulldogs being stolen rose by …

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