New Zealand Dog News

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July 23, 2011

Neighbours at odds over dogs

Relations between a prominent greyhound trainer and his neighbours have disintegrated into fenceline shouting matches, after they complained about the incessant barking of his kennel of racing dogs.

Steve Clark keeps 16 greyhounds at his rural home in Dairy Flat, north of Auckland. Among the sleek canines is one of the nation's best, 2010 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collar winner Swift Fantasy.

Last year Clark was made to shut the dogs up by the Rodney District Council. In October last year, he was issued an abatement notice, telling him a nuisance was being created by persistent howling or barking from the dogs and he was to stop the nuisance by any means possible.MORE>>

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