THESE are the two pedigree dogs stolen from the back garden of a house in Hampshire.

The English springer spaniels, five-year-old Fenn and 15-month-old Ria, were taken from a property in Whitefield Road, Holbury.

Police have released these images of the animals as the hunt for the thief continues.

As reported in the Daily Echo, their 63-year-old owner heard his four dogs barking in the rear garden and thought it was a visiting member of the family. When no one came to the door he went to investigate and found the two bitches missing.

Fenn is mostly black with some white. Ria has a large black spot near her spine and a smaller one at the base of her tail.

Anyone with information about the December 10 theft should call PC Alison Tilbury at Hythe on 101.