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    Crufts champion breeder banned from keeping animals for life

    NewsAnimal CrueltyFriday 22 July 2011

    A dog breeder who won more than 40 prizes at Crufts has been banned from keeping animals for life after the RSPCA found over 300 pets living in dirt at her kennel, according to The Mirror.

    A woman, aged 57, of Culmhead, Somerset,  who won over 40 prizes at the Crufts with her collection of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (Tollers), admitted to have kept the animals in bad conditions. Taunton magistrates heard her kennels were ­overstocked as she was too kind to turn down rescue pets. She was also a member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and charged owners £30 an hour for one-to-one training sessions at her kennels.

    The animals were discovered by RSPCA officers that inspected woman’s facilities and discovered animals living in horrible conditions. One dog, that used to be one of the woman’s prized dogs, had a hole in its jaw and a cat had an ulcer in its eye.

    Magistrates banned her from keeping animals for life and ordered that she complete 140 hours of community service.

    Image source:; text source: The Mirror

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