Litter Of Six French Bulldog Puppies Worth An Incredible £16,200
French bulldog breeder Caroline Brixton, 52, said her six latest puppies are each worth £2,700 ($3,425) a pop - so £16,200 ($20,550) in total.
The news comes amid reports that the price of puppies has soared during lockdown - with one data company claiming Google searches for the term 'buy a puppy' have shot up 120 percent since March.
Caroline Brixton, from Cornwall, said: "My litter price this time was £2,700.
"I charge the same price for the boys and girls and I've not increased my prices at all and stick to my screening process.
"I did get offered a 'name your price' deal once, but the person was not suitable so I declined and sold the pup cheaper to a family that was perfect and had a budget.
"A secure forever home rules over money every time for me.
"When a litter has been born, I don't go to bed for five weeks.
"It's a full time job raising these puppies as I take it so seriously and I always clear out my work schedule for my other job for a good month whenever I know the litter is due.
"I got into breeding French bulldogs after realising how poor the quality of the breed was locally and I just wanted to bring up healthy puppies.
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"I'm with them every day and night so that when the puppies leave me, they're toilet trained, they know their names and they're very well behaved and happy.
"I dedicate all my time to the puppies to make sure they are ready for independence."
Caroline, a childcare consultant, has raised four French bulldog litters since she fell in love with her first one six years ago.
She then became the first Kennel Club-assured breeder in her area.
Caroline continued: "I have an interview process for the prospective owners of my dogs because I want to make sure they're all going to safe and happy homes.
"I always stagger the puppies leaving and prepare them for a while on their own before they go - the first one of this litter was collected on Sunday [7 June].
"It is sad when they go, I do get upset saying goodbye but I know they're going to a good home and I keep in touch with all of their new owners as well.
"It does a take a lot of time and dedication but it's so worth it. I just love them."
Caroline said her main priority is that the puppies are healthy, and that selling them is merely an added bonus.
She added: "In the interest of safety, I endorse all my breeding bitches as they are complicated to breed and set a litter price as I want to sell affordable pets for families that love the breed."
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