Owners of young pedigree dogs are being urged to take care this Christmas, after new findings showed they were at most risk of being stolen.
Experts at the University of Loughborough found that three quarters of dog thefts involved pedigrees and half were puppies or young dogs.
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Cold with some icy stretches to start. There will be sunny intervals and further blustery, wintry showers.
Early wintry showers will clear to give a mostly dry day with some sunny spells.
Scattered wintry showers will continue overnight. Clear spells will allow a frost to develop by morning.