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DOGS FEATURED IN THE COUNTRYMAN’S WEEKLY

The following dogs are featured in the DogLost column in the current issue of The Countryman’s Weekly. For further details on each dog, enter the 6 digit DogLost ID in the search box on the website: https://www.doglost.co.uk/

Dog thieves ditch designer canines and turn attention to traditional breeds

Thieves appear to have gone off trendy designer dogs and are instead turning their attention to more traditional breeds. In the last year, the number of cocker spaniels stolen has almost doubled, while lurchers have trebled and Yorkshire ­terriers have quadrupled. Every day, an average of six dogs are stolen in England and Wales, according […]

Stark warning after pups seized in port raid

The Scottish SPCA is urging the public not to buy puppies online after seizing 13 dogs from an illegal dealer. Officers from the Society’s special investigations unit (SIU) swooped on Cairnryan port at the weekend where an individual travelling from Ireland was caught with 13 dogs of various breeds. The pups are just a few […]

Aldi is selling pet cooling mats for cats and dogs in time for summer

If you’re worried about your pets getting too hot in the summer sun, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Aldi is selling cooling mats for pets. Meaning you can have your furry friend by your side whilst you sunbathe in the garden knowing that they’ll stay cool. Priced from £4.99, the cooling mats are […]

Gran conned out of £500 in Accrington-based puppy selling scam

A devastated grandma who wanted to buy a puppy during lockdown said she was conned out of £500 in what she’s claiming was an online puppy selling scam. Pamela Turner responded to an advert on the pet selling website, Pets4Homes, at the beginning of May. The advert stated a seller with the user name ‘mariewoods86p’, […]

Man smashes car window to save puppy right in front of police

A man who smashed a stranger’s car window to save a puppy has been told his actions were lawful. The unnamed rescuer told police officers he would break into the vehicle if they didn’t act after noticing the ‘distressed’ animal. So when he returned to an unchanged scene in the centre of Swindon, Wiltshire, he […]

Coombes family’s missing dogs Maya and Rye are found

A FAMILY are “over the moon” after their missing pet dogs were found. Maya and Rye were discovered not far from their home in Coombes Road, Lancing, from where they “suddenly disappeared” seven weeks ago. Dragana Standing, 49, said her children were delighted and she thanked The Argus for help in the campaign to trace […]

Covid-19 trial begins to see if dogs can ‘sniff out’ virus

A UK trial to see whether specialist medical sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus in humans is set to begin. The dogs are already trained to detect odours of certain cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease by the charity Medical Detection Dogs. The first phase of the trial will be led by the London School of Hygiene […]

40 animals are being dumped across the country every day in lockdown

The RSPCA has received around 1,600 reports of abandoned animals since the start of lockdown – averaging around 40 a day. And since the country went into lockdown on March 23, the RSPCA has received reports of 815 abandoned dogs. Staffies are the most likely to be abandoned with 15% of calls relating to the […]

Dog restrictions in force on 12 Cornwall beaches

Dog restrictions come into force on 12 of Cornwall’s beaches on Friday. They are beaches which have Blue Flag Status or Seaside Awards. Under new public space protection orders (PSPOs) agreed by Cornwall Council earlier this year dogs will not be allowed on the following beaches from 10:00 until 18:00 until 30 September: Carbis Bay […]

Dogs go through ‘teenage’ phase when they hit puberty

You want to stay up all night gaming, then sleep in until lunch. You don’t want to listen to your parents or do what you’re told. Adults keep nagging you but no-one understands you. It turns out your dog might. It could be going through the same thing. A study from a team of UK universities suggests […]