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Farmer turned dog breeder now makes a killing

WEDNESDAY LIFE
By Geoffey Arich | October 7th 2015

40-six-year-old David Lando Musiko from Malava had been a farmer for many years but became frustrated due to poor returns.

He heard about the dog-selling business and that it was a lucrative trade and this piqued his interest.

His research led him to discover that guard dogs were in high demand with both individuals and security firms.

With a starting capital of Sh10,000, Lando bought different types of dogs and he began to breed them at his farm.

When his dogs were grown, Lando made his way to the nearby Lubao dog market in Kakamega where his animals were snapped up like hot cakes.

The price of one canine varies depending on its size, sex and health status.

David Lando with some of the dogs he breeds. (PHOTO: GEOFFREY ARICH/STANDARD)

A medium-sized animal fetches him approximately Sh2,000 and when he goes to Lubao for the market day on Thursday, he can sell as many as five canines.

“I love what I do and I am so grateful that it has made it possible for me to settle my bills without a problem,” he says.

Dogs are said to be the best natural alarm system and growth in use of CCTV cameras and other technological alarm systems have the dog breeder worried.

“More and more people are now turning to installing these advanced systems.

While this has me concerned, I am determined to keep at what I do.

I believe despite all these technological advancements, dogs will still be in great demand,” he says.

The businessman also strongly believes that re-introduction of cultural activities such as hunting can further boost his trade and it is his hope that the Sports and Culture ministry would consider supporting such initiatives.

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