Demand for dogs in lockdown sees rise in dodgy breeders
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Demand for puppies during lockdown and beyond has seen an explosion of backyard breeders, not all of them good. That's according to industry association Dogs NZ. SPCA inspectors seized a number of designer dogs, reportedly more than 20, after executing a search warrant at Christchurch property yesterday. It follows one of the largest prosecutions in the SPCA's history last month; two German Shepherd breeders have been banned from owning animals for a decade. Dogs NZ director Steven Thompson talks to Lisa Owen.  
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