Thoroughbreds growing popular in South Africa

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Thoroughbreds are becoming increasingly popular among canine-lovers in South Africa. These dogs go for premium prices so a lot of experience is required to become a professional breeder. CCTV’s Travers Andrews filed this report from Cape Town.

Thoroughbreds growing popular in South Africa

Thoroughbreds growing popular in South Africa

Thoroughbreds are becoming increasingly popular among canine-lovers in South Africa. These dogs go for premium prices so a lot of experience is required to become a professional breeder.

Highlights:

  • Pedigree puppies go for around $1200 a each and only go to the most suitable homes
  • Apart from pedigrees, medium size breeds of dogs that are making their way into the hearts and homes of many in Cape Town.
  • Given the high crime rate in South Africa it’s easy to see why formidable breeds like German Shepherds are being chosen as family pets.

Dog owners hit by economy

In Zimbabwe a small group of dog enthusiasts are trying to keep the dog club open despite the harsh economic conditions.
Farai Mwakutuya filed this report.

The German shepherd dog society, one of the few remain dog clubs in Zimbabwe, is still training dogs and their owners and holding regular dog shows. Dog owners have been hit hard by the biting economy which has increased pet food costs and significantly reduced their numbers.

Dog owners hit by economy

Dog owners hit by economy

In Zimbabwe a small group of dog enthusiasts are trying to keep the dog club open despite the harsh economic conditions. Farai Mwakutuya filed this report.

Highlights:

  • The dwindling number of German Shepherds has forced the club to open its doors to other breeds a few years back.
  • The search for returns, that comes with well trained dogs, has given rise to illegal dog breeding which often violates animal rights.