Husky puppies 'stolen' from Rhiwderin

South Wales Argus: ON ITS LONESOME A five-week-old huskey puppy looks a little forlorn, after thieves stole the other litter from breeder Brian James ON ITS LONESOME A five-week-old huskey puppy looks a little forlorn, after thieves stole the other litter from breeder Brian James

A DOG-breeder has told of his anguish after claiming thieves stole three of his rare puppies.

Brian James, 65, reported the dogs missing last Thursday morning as he was about to take them for a walk on Pentre Tai Road in Rhiwderin. He found fresh footprints in the mud near to where he kept his beloved hounds.

The Huskamutes, or Alaskan Huskies, are a relatively new type of snow dog, and are a cross between Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies.

Mr James said the light-coloured coated pups, which are worth hundreds of pounds each, had not run away as they depend on the protection of their mother for at least a couple more weeks.

Their mother gave birth to four puppies six weeks ago, but now only one of the litter remains.

Mr James, who keeps around six other fully-grown huskies, said: “Two of them have piercing blue eyes and they are very pretty and only six weeks old. I normally keep them in the shed but they like their freedom so they must have gone into the yard to walk about.

“They wouldn’t go far from their mother. Someone must have jumped over the wall and pinched the puppies. They’re worth around £500 or £600 each although I sell them for a bit less.

“These people have got no brains doing this.”

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said they were investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 140 30/01/14.

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10:25am Wed 5 Feb 14

Melvyn The Milk says...

Newport CID began their dogged enquiries this week. Then they were found to be barking up the wrong tree.
Newport CID began their dogged enquiries this week. Then they were found to be barking up the wrong tree. Melvyn The Milk
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11:12pm Wed 5 Feb 14

wataloadarubbish says...

Wrong tree all right! More like insurance claim! Known crook has pups go missing??? Join the dots! Why are such lovely dogs living in a shed anyway? And why does he usually train his dogs to be aggressive too? Check police reports on the number of people he has sent his dogs after when they've been walking past wherever he happens to be - and he calls that entertainment! This man should not own any animals.
Wrong tree all right! More like insurance claim! Known crook has pups go missing??? Join the dots! Why are such lovely dogs living in a shed anyway? And why does he usually train his dogs to be aggressive too? Check police reports on the number of people he has sent his dogs after when they've been walking past wherever he happens to be - and he calls that entertainment! This man should not own any animals. wataloadarubbish
  • Score: 9

9:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

ziggar says...

so now the theft of pure 'mongrels' is considered news ?

they are 'rare' because there is no such breed as a Huskamute - it is merely a result of some 'breeder' crossing breeds so as to con the stupid into believing they have a rare breed of dog when all they really have is a mongrel.........
so now the theft of pure 'mongrels' is considered news ? they are 'rare' because there is no such breed as a Huskamute - it is merely a result of some 'breeder' crossing breeds so as to con the stupid into believing they have a rare breed of dog when all they really have is a mongrel......... ziggar
  • Score: 6

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