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Puppy prices are barking: Animal charity pleads with public to shun cruel profiteering of unregistered dealers

Unscrupulous breeders filling void as demand skyrockets amid the coronavirus

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Pups are being sold at hugely inflated prices across Northern Ireland with many unlicensed breeders flouting the usual good practice around buying a puppy, according to the USPCA.

Some of the pricier puppies include English bulldogs which are currently on sale for anything up to an eye-watering £10,000.

Golden retriever and poodle crossbreeds, aka goldendoodles, are being flogged at up to £3,000 per pup.