Unfortunately most people don't realise how common this problem is!
There are many would be dog nappers out there who prey on 'friendly' victims to make money.
They can be anywhere and anyone not just walking the streets, but possibly also mixing with owners and handlers at dog shows around the country!!! BE AWARE!!!
Thought I would share this local story to prove my point about a well bred chihuahua with well known breed lines.
Chihuahua stolen from display at Adelaide Show - ABC Adelaide - Australian Broadcasting Corporation