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Oct 22, 2009 12:20 PM by Bea Karnes

Purebred dogs ending up in shelters

Some breeders of purebred dogs who could once demand $800 or more for a dog are now finding in a down economy, the money's not there.

This week, one Vero Beach, Florida breeder surrendered her entire business, 75 chihuahuas and a pug, to the humane society. Instead of $800 for a prebred pup, people can adopt them for $90.

The dogs range from puppies just two days old, to seven-years old.

 

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