More dogs stolen in Hampshire

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Maisie

First published in Crime Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

Dog thieves have struck again in Hampshire today - stealing two cocker spaniels from their kennels.

It is the second time in 24 hours that dogs have been stolen in the county.

Around 3am two working cocker spaniels were taken from kennels in Owslebury, near Winchester.

The owner was woken by the sound of barking and upon investigating found 14-months-old Maisie and nine-months-old Tia missing, each worth £600.

Maisie is described as very lean with a docked tail and of orange roam colour while Tia is chocolate coloured with a white flash on her chest around 4cm long. Both dogs are microchipped.

Last night burglars broke into the back garden of a home in Bullington, near Andover, between 7.30pm and 10.30pm on and forced entry into a kennel of five dogs, stealing a six-year-old black and white male cocker spaniel called Jarvis, worth around £1,500.

It follows two incidents last month where two English springer spaniels were stolen from a back garden in Holbury and another dog was held for ransom for a week in Thornhill.

Two other suspicious incidents were reported over the weekend with a suspicious man scared away from kennels at a house in Beauworth, Alresford, at around 10pm on Sunday while a vehicle was seen stopped at dog kennels in Alresford Road, Ovington at 1am Monday before driving away.

No dogs were stolen at either address but police believe the incidents are linked.

Police are working closely with the Countrywatch team and will be increasing patrols in the areas. They also warn owners to make sure all animals are kept securely and micro chipped.

Sgt Mark Lamper, said: “During the festive period, more animals are purchased for pets. If you do buy a dog please ensure you know the history as you may be purchasing someone else's pet without knowing.”

Earlier this year a Daily Echo investigation found that pedigree dogs across Hampshire were being stolen. Our inquiries showed that thieves were targeting high-value breeds.

Dog rescue groups are warning that the expensive pets are being taken for breeding, hunting and to be sold on, while some say they are even used for fighting.

Anyone with information should contact Winchester Rural North Safer Neighbourhoods Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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3:05pm Mon 31 Dec 12

derek james says...

not sure about breeding as any offspring will not have pedigree certificates and without that they won't fetch much (money that is).wouldn't have thought spaniels were much good for fighting either. might be ok for fetching birds though but then again without a pedigree wouldn't have thought worth much.
not sure about breeding as any offspring will not have pedigree certificates and without that they won't fetch much (money that is).wouldn't have thought spaniels were much good for fighting either. might be ok for fetching birds though but then again without a pedigree wouldn't have thought worth much. derek james
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5:14pm Mon 31 Dec 12

solo1 says...

derek james wrote:
not sure about breeding as any offspring will not have pedigree certificates and without that they won't fetch much (money that is).wouldn't have thought spaniels were much good for fighting either. might be ok for fetching birds though but then again without a pedigree wouldn't have thought worth much.
Certificates, pedigree or otherwise would mean nothing to someone training real working dogs. These certificates are only a requisition of someone either bragging about the cost of their dog or else to inflate the selling price.
A real, well trained working dog is much more valuable, and, in most cases, cross bred with spaniels and collies being the best mix so no certificates needed.
I hope they are found as, being the owner of working dogs, i realise how much a gap they would leave if i lost mine.
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: not sure about breeding as any offspring will not have pedigree certificates and without that they won't fetch much (money that is).wouldn't have thought spaniels were much good for fighting either. might be ok for fetching birds though but then again without a pedigree wouldn't have thought worth much.[/p][/quote]Certificates, pedigree or otherwise would mean nothing to someone training real working dogs. These certificates are only a requisition of someone either bragging about the cost of their dog or else to inflate the selling price. A real, well trained working dog is much more valuable, and, in most cases, cross bred with spaniels and collies being the best mix so no certificates needed. I hope they are found as, being the owner of working dogs, i realise how much a gap they would leave if i lost mine. solo1
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8:42pm Mon 31 Dec 12

AD1234 says...

Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show.

Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control.

Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too.

I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.
Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show. Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control. Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too. I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs. AD1234
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9:01pm Mon 31 Dec 12

AD1234 says...

PS - Happy New Year to everyone who doesn't own a bl***y dog !
PS - Happy New Year to everyone who doesn't own a bl***y dog ! AD1234
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9:59pm Mon 31 Dec 12

richieroo says...

AD1234 wrote:
Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show.

Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control.

Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too.

I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.
Cat lover?.
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show. Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control. Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too. I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.[/p][/quote]Cat lover?. richieroo
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10:17pm Mon 31 Dec 12

derek james says...

AD1234 wrote:
PS - Happy New Year to everyone who doesn't own a bl***y dog !
maybe you have a cat and it sh-ts in other gardens in which case those owners will feel the same as you do about dogs, i do think all dogs should be on leads in public places but they are invaluable to blind people, as guard dogs and can even call for help in the event of an owner having an epilectic fit or something as bad.in short they are probably more use than you are
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: PS - Happy New Year to everyone who doesn't own a bl***y dog ![/p][/quote]maybe you have a cat and it sh-ts in other gardens in which case those owners will feel the same as you do about dogs, i do think all dogs should be on leads in public places but they are invaluable to blind people, as guard dogs and can even call for help in the event of an owner having an epilectic fit or something as bad.in short they are probably more use than you are derek james
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10:29pm Mon 31 Dec 12

solo1 says...

AD1234 wrote:
Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show.

Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control.

Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too.

I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.
I thought people only went to lepe beach to see the different types of crap on offer.
In my experience 99% of crap found in local parks etc. comes from sub - humans, and, surprisingly, appears especially at weekends and school holidays. I've seen picnic tables piled up with cans and used soiled nappies, just feet away from a rubbish bins. Strangely enough, when its raining and windy the outdoor world seems only to attract dog wallkers and hikers and the ground is clean and fresh. Bring out a day off and a bit of sun and see the difference ......
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show. Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control. Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too. I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.[/p][/quote]I thought people only went to lepe beach to see the different types of crap on offer. In my experience 99% of crap found in local parks etc. comes from sub - humans, and, surprisingly, appears especially at weekends and school holidays. I've seen picnic tables piled up with cans and used soiled nappies, just feet away from a rubbish bins. Strangely enough, when its raining and windy the outdoor world seems only to attract dog wallkers and hikers and the ground is clean and fresh. Bring out a day off and a bit of sun and see the difference ...... solo1
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11:21pm Mon 31 Dec 12

chunky_lover says...

AD1234 wrote:
Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show.

Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control.

Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too.

I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.
Why an exemption for OAPS??? Old people should have more money, not less.

If one is old and has no money then they made bad decisions throughout their earlier life, not everyone elses problems is it??
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show. Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control. Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too. I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.[/p][/quote]Why an exemption for OAPS??? Old people should have more money, not less. If one is old and has no money then they made bad decisions throughout their earlier life, not everyone elses problems is it?? chunky_lover
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11:28pm Mon 31 Dec 12

AD1234 says...

Oh, and I can't abide cats either. Or Children.

Happy new Year!
Oh, and I can't abide cats either. Or Children. Happy new Year! AD1234
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7:49pm Tue 1 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

AD1234 wrote:
Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show.

Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control.

Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too.

I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.
The rest of the country learned to pick up their dogsh1t years ago, but seemingly not the majority of sub-mental hampshire folk.
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show. Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control. Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too. I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.[/p][/quote]The rest of the country learned to pick up their dogsh1t years ago, but seemingly not the majority of sub-mental hampshire folk. kingnotail
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7:41pm Wed 2 Jan 13

richieroo says...

solo1 wrote:
AD1234 wrote: Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show. Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control. Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too. I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.
I thought people only went to lepe beach to see the different types of crap on offer. In my experience 99% of crap found in local parks etc. comes from sub - humans, and, surprisingly, appears especially at weekends and school holidays. I've seen picnic tables piled up with cans and used soiled nappies, just feet away from a rubbish bins. Strangely enough, when its raining and windy the outdoor world seems only to attract dog wallkers and hikers and the ground is clean and fresh. Bring out a day off and a bit of sun and see the difference ......
Too true!. At least dog poo is bio degradeable, although it's still no excuse not to bag it & bin it.
[quote][p][bold]solo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: Well, if it's two fewer dogs crapping at Lepe Park, and jumping all over my wife and I with their filthy muddy paws, being totally out of control, then jolly good show. Bring in a £1,000 pa dog licence (with an exemption for OAPs and farmers), and let's get the UK's 8 million dog population under control. Oh, and compulsory obedience classes too. I'm sick of the "love me, love my dogs" philosophy in Britain. many of us do not love, or even like, dogs.[/p][/quote]I thought people only went to lepe beach to see the different types of crap on offer. In my experience 99% of crap found in local parks etc. comes from sub - humans, and, surprisingly, appears especially at weekends and school holidays. I've seen picnic tables piled up with cans and used soiled nappies, just feet away from a rubbish bins. Strangely enough, when its raining and windy the outdoor world seems only to attract dog wallkers and hikers and the ground is clean and fresh. Bring out a day off and a bit of sun and see the difference ......[/p][/quote]Too true!. At least dog poo is bio degradeable, although it's still no excuse not to bag it & bin it. richieroo
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