ATLETICO MADRID star Kieran Trippier is one of the latest high-profile footballer to protect his home by purchasing a guard dog.
The 29-year-old forked out £20,000 on a rottweiler in a bid to stop raiders from entering his house after his former Tottenham team-mate Dele Alli was robbed at knifepoint.
Trippier – who joined LaLiga side Atletico from Spurs in summer 2019 – is now the proud owner of a guard dog that was bought from Chaperone K9.
And the company took to Instagram where they posted a picture of Trippier's new dog on their story – tagging the defender and his wife Charlotte in the snap.
Uploading an image of the rottweiler, the caption said: "Welcome to the K9 family @KTrippier2 @CharlHTripper."
Trippier joins the likes of Paul Pogba and his England international team-mates Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling in having K9 guard dogs.
Leicester duo Hamza Choudhury and Jamie Vardy also have dogs from the firm, along with British rapper Stormzy.
Experts train breeds to be docile family pets that become roaring beasts when a threat is detected.
On the firm’s website, bosses reveal: “Chaperone K9 have built a strong reputation.
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"We are renowned for supplying trained dogs to the very highest quality that offer both security and love to their new families in an often unpredictable society.
“At Chaperone K9 we know the full history or all of our dogs only accepting those who have been bred from quality stock with a known family history.
“We have truly bridged the gap between security dogs and family pets.
"We run a specialist in house training programme for a minimum of six months with a dedicated team of eight staff who expose the dogs to as many different experiences and environments so that they are fully prepared for all eventualities.
“We have a broad range of clients with varying needs and we pride ourselves on being able to offer each a truly bespoke service which is supported by all of our client testimonials.
"We provide dogs to couples, families, people with disabilities, the elderly and those looking for additional security of larger estates.
“Our client base also includes premiership footballers, international rugby players, pop stars and people working in high risk environments.
"We have supplied dogs all over the UK and Ireland, USA, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
“We appreciate that buying a dog is a huge commitment, especially one that is fully trained to be loving family pet as well as a home protector.
"Consequently, we work very closely with you from the initial meeting throughout the dog’s life.”
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