$80,000 stolen dogs: French Bulldog El Che Stolen From Florida HomeBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Jan 4, 2014 in Animals, United States •
A French bulldog and several puppies were among the $80,000 stolen dogs at a Miami, Florida home during the New Year’s Eve celebration.
Marcelo Cicuta, owner of the $80,000 stolen dogs, reported to the police that among his stolen dogs include El Che, an awardee during the 2010 Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the 2009 French Bulldog Club of America National Specialty Show. El Che is named after Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
Cicuta narrated that thieves also took 15 puppies that are 16 and 27 days old.
Based on an American Kennel Club report, French bulldogs ranks as the third-most commonly stolen dog breed in the US. One bulldog usually costs $2,500. American Kennel Club spokeswoman Lisa Peterson explained that “These criminals figure they’ll steal these dogs, sell them below market value, and make a quick buck.”
According to the police report, El Che is valued at $50,000 and the puppies were worth $30,000.
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