I have written about this topic in today’s Irish Examiner, and to hear me discuss the topic in more detail, listen to my weekly East Coast FM podcast by clicking on the play button below.
As an aside, I mention the higher cost of insuring pedigree dogs in the article. Here are some figures that go into more detail:
Quoted monthly premiums for dog insurance with Kennel Club in UK, February 2022
- Cross bred dog: £39.83
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier £63.45 (59% more expensive than cross bred dog)
- English Bull terrier: £139.90 (350% more expensive than cross bred dog)
These objective, actuarial figures provide clear proof that pedigree dogs are more likely to fall ill than cross bred dogs