Buckinghamshire police officer has warned Shooting Times readers that thefts of working dogs are continuing in rural areas, and that microchipping should be considered to tackle the crime.

His words came after thieves last week stole a litter of 11 five-week-old working gundog puppies from Dorney, in the south of the county.

PC Graham Johnston said: ?I would urge owners of working dogs to consider microchipping if they haven?t done so already as theft of this type of animal does seem to be on the increase.? The puppies? owner, Andrew Wiltshire, described the animals as ?distinctive? with identifiable markings. The litter

of seven yellow Labradors (three bitches and four dogs) and four black Labradors (one bitch and three dogs).

The rest of this article appears in 11th May issue of Shooting Times.

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