Several dog breeds are favored by dognappers in recent months, primarily due to their “high-value” quirk and the fact that they are easier to grab and run, according to the American Kennel Company (AKC).
Over 2 million dogs have been stolen every year, statistics say.
These are the five breeds that are often stolen by thieves, according to the AKC:
French bulldog thefts have been on the rise the past few weeks, notably the case of Lady Gaga whose two pups were stolen in California.
Yorkshire terriers are one of the most popular dogs in the U.S.