British police seeking help finding 5 stolen dogs, including prize-winning Chihuahua puppy

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This undated family handout photo shows Valenchino Chihuahua Xena, who was named Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts 2014, and was snatched with four other dogs, including her mother Io and grandmother Angel, from a house in East Yorkshire on Thursday. British police are appealing for help finding five stolen dogs, including a Chihuahua puppy that recently won a major prize at the prestigious Crufts competition. The thieves apparently broke into a house in the village of Lissett in central England and made off with the valuable dogs. Humberside police said Sunday they are asking the public to provide any leads. (AP Photo)

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LONDON (AP) — British police are appealing for help finding five stolen dogs, including a Chihuahua puppy that recently won a major prize at the prestigious Crufts competition.

The thieves apparently broke into a house in the village of Lissett in central England and made off with the valuable dogs.

The best known was Xena, named best Chihuahua puppy at the annual Crufts dog show in March. Her mother, grandmother and two other Chihuahuas were also taken.

Humberside police said Sunday they are asking the public to provide any leads. The theft took place Thursday.

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