Tyson Fury spends up to £20,000 on Rottweiler guard dog as boxer tightens security
Fury enlisted the services of London-based dog trainer Elite Protection Dogs, bringing a Rottweiler to guard his family home in Morecambe.
Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has spent around £20,000 on a guard dog to protect his family and their home.
Fury, 33, is using some of the money he earned from his £25m salary for knocking out Dillian Whyte in April to protect his home. Fury has enlisted the services of Elite Protection Dogs, a London-based dealer who sells “exclusive dogs for exclusive people”.
‘The Gypsy King’ has joined football stars Ashley Cole and Jack Grealish to add a watchdog to their family. Several athletes such as Cole, Reece James and Mark Cavendish have all recently had their homes broken into by thieves. It’s unclear how much Fury spent on the watchdog, but the company lists a range of dogs that have been sold for at least £20,000.
The company champions herding breeds as guard dogs, but also offers Doberman and Cane Corso breeds for sale. A description of the dogs’ backgrounds provided on the company’s website reads, “All of our puppies come from military and law enforcement backgrounds with generations of experience.”
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Dogs are trained from the age of three months to protect homes and react to intruders. They are also taught to refuse food from strangers. “From the age of 12 weeks, we begin training our dogs, seven days a week, with the best canine specialists and cynologists our company has to offer,” the description continues.
“They receive minimal correction in order to prevent negative psychological effects and encourage their instincts. At the end of the day, they return to our loving families, employed to give them the balance between work and affection which they need. It allows them to grow with exposure to a family lifestyle and put their training into practice.”
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Fury and his wife Paris moved into a new £1.7million home in Morecambe last year with their three daughters and three sons. The heavyweight champion also recently showed off his £300,000 Rolls Royce as he continues to enjoy retired life. He shared an Instagram reel with his 5.7 million followers showing the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan, with the song by Rock Ross Hustlin’ play on the clip.
Fury continued with his normal boxing training despite promising he would never step foot in the ring again, leading some fans to question the legitimacy of his retirement. The Briton said he would only fight for exhibition contests again, teasing one with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.