Dog warning: Worst UK areas for pet theft MAPPED and breeds at risk– owners urged to check

Dog warning: Worst UK areas for pet theft MAPPED and breeds at risk– owners urged to check

Dog thefts hit a record high last year (Image: Getty) Map of dog thefts in UK (Image: Express)Kent Police received 182, Lancashire Constabulary had 116 and South Yorkshire Police had 100.French Bulldogs, which are the second most popular breed in the UK, are one of the most commonly stolen dogs, along with Jack Russell Terriers.

Smelly boy! Couples living in apartments warned about 10 cute dogs you should NOT buy

Smelly boy! Couples living in apartments warned about 10 cute dogs you should NOT buy

Couples living in apartments with no garden have been warned about 10 cute dogs they should not buy (Image: Getty) Weighing up to 180 lbs, Saint Bernards are not suited to living in close confines (Image: Getty)Springer Spaniels are also highly energetic and tend to run around indoors to keep themselves amused, meaning they are likely to cause damage to a smaller living space.

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs than conventional meat-based diets, according to the largest study to date, as long as they are nutritionally complete.

Dog warning to not buy bulldogs as RSPCA detail major health concerns

Dog warning to not buy bulldogs as RSPCA detail major health concerns

The animal charity has launched a campaign called 'Save Our Breath' to urge pet owners to "stop seeing these pets as cute and recognise the serious health issues they face".RSPCA chief vet Caroline Allen has explained that she understands the appeal of flat-faced pooches, but that breeding for these features can compromise a pup’s health and welfare.

Warning of dog attack EPIDEMIC fuelled by lockdown 'impulse buys' after slew of deaths

Warning of dog attack EPIDEMIC fuelled by lockdown 'impulse buys' after slew of deaths

One-year-old Bella-Rae Birch died after an attack by her family's American Bulldog in Merseyside (Image: PA)Dr Gaines continued: "People found themselves in a situation where they wanted some companionship, wanted something for their children to look after.

Dog who 'spent all his time staring at the wall' finds home

Dog who 'spent all his time staring at the wall' finds home

Poor guy (Picture: RSPCA/Andrew Forsyth) ‘He would squash himself at the back of his kennel and spent all of his time staring at the wall’ (Picture: RSPCA/Andrew Forsyth)Kennel supervisor Tiffany Saunders said: ‘When Ralph arrived he was completely shut-down.

Pet adoptions slow as America heads into 3rd year of pandemic

Pet adoptions slow as America heads into 3rd year of pandemic

Courtesy Best Friends Animal SocietyThere are two main ways the public can help: by getting pets out of shelters through traditional methods like fostering , adopting, volunteering and donating — and by keeping pets out of shelters in the first place.

Man's best friend grieves for months when other dogs die

Man's best friend grieves for months when other dogs die

Dr Federica Pirrone, an author of the study, said: "Dog owners reported several statistically significant changes in the surviving dog after the death of the companion dog, both in terms of activities and emotions.

'Didn't expect this to ever happen' Miracle as missing dog reunited with owner after 12yrs

'Didn't expect this to ever happen' Miracle as missing dog reunited with owner after 12yrs

After 12 years, her owner Michelle did not expect to be reunited with her pet and the microchip company had even listed her as deceased in their records.Zoey has been reunited with her owner 12 years after going missing (Image: San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office ).

Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area

Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area

But it turns out that most of the dogs and cats who found new homes during the pandemic are still there.

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Mullins, 70, who lives in Leicestershire, had founded a Facebook group, Beastwatch UK, in 2001 as a place to document exotic animal sightings in the British countryside, so it was natural for news of this sort to trickle his way.

These are the most popular dog names of 2021

These are the most popular dog names of 2021

While the main themes of 2021 – travel, sports, entertainment and the pandemic – inspired an eclectic mix of names, Luna officially became the UK’s number one pooch title, closely followed by last year’s favourite, Bella, and top choice for males, Milo.

UK has almost 250,000 urban stray cats, claims first detailed study

UK has almost 250,000 urban stray cats, claims first detailed study

In the first study of its kind, researchers have calculated there are nearly a quarter of a million stray cats living in urban areas of the UK – or an average of 9.3 a square kilometre.

Owners offload dogs bought in lockdown by pretending they are strays

Owners offload dogs bought in lockdown by pretending they are strays

People are pretending that dogs they acquired during lockdown are strays so that rescue centres take them in, after failing to sell them online, animal rescue charities and shelters have warned.

Climate campaigner's fury over killing of 570 whales

Climate campaigner's fury over killing of 570 whales

CLIMATE campaigners have slammed Norway for killing hundreds of whales this year, despite a dwindling use of whale meat in the country.Whalers, who typically use explosive harpoons, hunted more than 570 minke whales - the highest number in five years, according to Norwegian Fishermen's Sales Organisation data.

Dozens of Covid sniffer dogs now working at airports in Dubai and Miami

Dozens of Covid sniffer dogs now working at airports in Dubai and Miami

Miami joined Dubai in deploying medical detection dogs at its airports this week (Picture: Getty)The first ever full-time deployments of Covid-detecting dogs at an airport has begun in Dubai.Cobra the Belgin Malinois has been proven to sniff Covid with over 99 per cent accuracy (Picture: Getty)‘Everybody, including humans, are wrong at some point.

Contents of Karl Lagerfeld’s eight houses up for grabs at Sotheby’s

Contents of Karl Lagerfeld’s eight houses up for grabs at Sotheby’s

The auction house announced earlier this year that it would sell the vast and varied number of objects that the late fashion designer accumulated to fill his eight residences in Monaco and France .Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019.

These common home and garden plants are actually poisonous to dogs

These common home and garden plants are actually poisonous to dogs

Daffodils Tulips Clematis Geranium Hydrangeas Bluebells Snowdrops Rhododendrons Irises Azaleas The charity advises that owners also need to watch out for substances such as insecticides and poisons used in treating common garden nuisances (used by 39% of dog owners) that can be potentially toxic to dogs.

Cat owners may be forced to microchip pets as UK thefts soar

Cat owners may be forced to microchip pets as UK thefts soar

Millions of cat owners could be expected to get their cats microchipped or face fines under new government plans as the number of felines being stolen has risen sharply during the pandemic.

Animal rescues by London fire brigade rise 20% in pandemic year

Animal rescues by London fire brigade rise 20% in pandemic year

Firefighters called to 755 animal incidents in 2020, with cats most commonly in need of help.The number of incidents involving foxes attended by the LFB last year nearly doubled, from 32 rescues in 2019 to 61 in 2020.