I bought '£2k' purebred sausage dog – I was baffled when it grew up to be something totally different | The Sun

A DOG lover who bought a "£2,000" purebred sausage dog was left baffled after realising she was scammed in the sale.

TikToker @healinghoundz documented the dog growing up, which turned out to be something totally different to what she paid for.

While the self-proclaimed "crazy dog lady" did not disclose how much the dog cost, purebred dachshunds can fetch prices of more than £2,000.

Also, a purebred dachshund's coat traditionally is full bodied and can be shades of red, black or chocolate.

In the video, the woman is seen posing with the newly born pup.

The clip then followed a set of pictures in chronological order of the dog growing up.


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Surprisingly, the dog's shape started to differ from that of a sausage dog.

It also had a mixed coat and eventually developed a head akin to a Jack Russell Terrier or could even pass as an Australian Kelpie.

She said: "When you pay for a pure breed miniature sausage dog with papers.

"And you end up with this.

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"We got scammed.

"But we love him even more."

The social media video has more than 2200 views.

Since 2020, pet scams have risen more than 400 per cent as crooks target those desperate for a companion.

A reported 1,428 victims lost £614,226 to fraudsters during three months in 2020.

Another woman was also left stunned when she realised her purebred £1.7k goldendoodle puppy was not what its papers claimed it was.

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