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The combat dog market is booming.Not only are military dogs in the spotlight after helping to kill Osama Bin Laden, but also private security dogs are in demand by executives and wealthy people around the world.
Harrison Prather of Harrison K-9 Security Services tells the NYT that prices are soaring:
He and others in the high-end dog training business say prices have shot up thanks to the growing number of wealthy people around the world who like the security — and status — provided by a dog with the right credentials. Moguls and celebrities now routinely pay $40,000 to $60,000 for a well-bred German shepherd that is certified as an expert in the sport of Schutzhund, which means “protection dog.” The price can go much higher if a dog does well at an international championship, as Julia did.
One thee-year-old German Shephard sold for an incredible $230,000. See this executive attack dog take down an intruder at the Times >
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