Mr Hilton is obviously angry at the loss of his champion dogs. Three generations of the champion dog were stolen; Xena, her mum and her grandmother, plus two other dogs.
Mrs Hilton expressed perfectly her sadness at the loss of the dogs saying "I just can't believe that this has happened to us. They're like our children."
The thieves also took expensive jewellery, a camera, photographic equipment, a bunch of keys and a laptop.
The dogs are all micro-chipped which could make identification easier. However the theives knew exactly what they wanted, and it was the dogs.
They smashed their way into the property and only stole the animals. As the Telegraph reports "A Humberside Police spokesman said police are hunting for the stolen animals, adding: "It is unusual — but it is a fact that items of value are always attractive to thieves"."
Monday update: The dogs may have been found. They have not been formally indentified yet but dogs found down a dirt track fit the description. They were discovered by a jogger who took them in temporarily. The dogs were found in Warrington, Cheshire. The identification process is underway and police are still investigating the theft.
Updates as available
Bridlington Free Press
(Image Valenchino Chihuahua Xena, who was named Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts 2014, was snatched with four other dogs Photo: Humberside Police)
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