14 Apr '11, 2am

Rare breeds growing on dog lovers here

Rare breeds growing on dog lovers here

THEY are not your average pedigree pooches on leashes that you see on the street. Rare dog breeds – such as Alaskan Klee Kais, Salukis and greyhounds – are slowly becoming a hit with professionals, who choose them as pets for their unique looks and temperaments. They come with hefty price tags, too, with some going for as much as $8,000. Pet’s Station chief executive Alex Chua said that rare breeds command a higher price, and not all Singaporeans are willing to pay for them. Three proud owners of rare breeds said their hearts overruled their wallets in their decisions to buy their canine companions. One owner, executive film producer Calvin Tan, 50, has a four-year-old Alaskan Klee Kai, which he bought when it was a puppy. The breed, prized for its rarity, is a miniature version of the Alaskan husky. Singapore's most popular dog breeds Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: A...

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