Howard Kirby told Shooting Times: “I believe that the same thieves also stole from two other kennels on the same night, they dumped an older bitch here which has now been re-united with her owners. We are networking as hard and as fast as we can and at the moment – it seems like the whole shooting community is there with us.”

There is a reward of £4,000.

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