Swiss puppies are in demand – because of Corona

Sometimes the phone rings twenty times a day. “Everyone wants a puppy,” says Yvonne Jaussi (62). The veterinarian from the Emmental has been breeding Flat Coat Retrievers and Parson Russell Terriers for more than 30 years. For her this is above all a passion and hobby, she has one or two litters a year.

Far from enough, you had to be patient beforehand if you wanted a puppy from a reputable breed, but the pandemic triggered a dog boom in Switzerland: “We cannot meet the demand. And I also have to put off serious applicants, they send complete résumés and write how they prepare for the dog. ” The disappointment is often great.