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What happens to fashionable dogs when the trends change?


handbag-dogLondon Fashion Week is over but one trend remains. According to recent
figures, using dogs as accessories is resulting in a dog-dumping crisis. Our
correspondent, Rebecca Stewart, went to find our more.

She found that people buy dogs because they are fashionable but then when they are no longer trendy or convenient –they abandon them. Stuart Simon caters for the trendy dogs of East London. He has noticed how quickly certain breeds come in and out of fashion.”

In the past five years, there has been a 137% increase in handbag dogs being cast aside. Since Twilight was released in 2008, the number of abandoned husky breeds has increased by 420%.

Some suggest that the laws to buy dogs should make it harder so that  some people take the responsibility more seriously.

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