#10 Labrador Retriever
As the most common breed of dog in the U.S., Labs are stolen mostly due to their ease of resale to an unsuspecting public. Thieves benefit from this breed’s easygoing nature and willingness to follow commands. Like other dogs of larger size, they are commonly taken from yards or kennels by small gangs under the cover of darkness, but an increasing trend of robbery at gunpoint and burglary is emerging. One factor that threatens recovery is proving to police that the dog has been stolen rather than simply missing, so it is best to have them microchipped. Labs can bring upwards of $1000, making an attractive payday for unscrupulous criminals.
Everything we do sends a message to our pet. Did you know that giving your dog affection at the wrong time can send the wrong message and worsen unwanted behavior? Giving affection during desired behaviors is an important thing to remember.