The answer is "wherever they can".
don't do it!
It's easy to prevent your dog from being stolen outside a shop and from a car.
Most dogs are stolen from your garden so make access difficult and consider CCTV
Be vigilant on walks and don't fall for distraction techniques.
In March 2014 this puppy Theo was stolen whilst on a walk - the thieves used a distraction technique.
Figures and statistics are hard to come by because pets are regarded as "objects" when they are stolen.
Cars and bikes get recorded as specific thefts but unfortunately our family members are not currently regarded as important enough to warrant being recorded.
More Th>n Insurance conducted a survey and over half of the dogs reported stolen were taken from gardens.