The Sun have reported that Tottenham skipper, Hugo Lloris, has purchased an elite personal protection dog for a whopping £15,000 in order to protect his family while he is away during match days.
The report revealed that the goalkeeper purchased the dog from Elite Protection Dogs, a London-based firm that uses only German and Belgian Shepherds that come from military and police backgrounds.
The breeds are said to be the first choice for military and police personal around the world and it is claimed that they have the highest IQ in the protection dog category.
A representative from the firm told the publication: “We produce two types of trained dogs- a guard dog and a personal protection dog.
“Guard dogs are typically very independent and don’t need companionship as they are trained to guard a territory. They are taught to refuse food from strangers and react to intruders. Guard dogs are mainly suited for farms and gated areas. Prices start from £10,000.
“A personal protection dog is not only a family-friendly pet but also a form of protection. They crave a family bond, affection and love and are very child friendly. Prices start from £15,000.”
Lloris has reportedly become the fourth Premier League footballer to buy a guard dog from the aforementioned firm after Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling, and Jamie Vardy.
This news also comes just a couple of months after Jan Vertonghen’s family were robbed at knifepoint when the defender was in Leipzig on Champions League duty (Guardian).
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