London and Kent have been revealed as the two most likely places in the UK for dogs to be stolen.
More than 165 pets were taken in London last year. Another 128 were taken from Kent.
Advice service 'DogLost' say thieves are particularly targeting gun dogs - such as retrievers or spaniels - with thefts rising since 2009.
The organisation has seen a year-on-year increase of 15 per cent with half of thefts relating to gun dogs.