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RSPCA reveals beautiful brindles spend 50 per cent longer looking for a home

Our loving brindle dogs spend an average of 65 days looking for a furever family.

Over the last three years it has taken the RSPCA on average 41 days to find loving new homes for the dogs in our care - for brindle dogs this figure is 65 days.

Black and white dogs are the most frequently seen dogs in the RSPCA’s care and take on average 37 days to rehome, black and tan dogs come in second and take an average of 40 days to rehome and brindle dogs are third but take 65 days to find their new homes.

Between 2012 and 2014 the RSPCA found new homes for 611 brindle dogs compared with 915 black and white dogs and 780 black and tan dogs.

The dogs in our care can come through to us because they have been neglected, cruelly treated or even abandoned.

On March 6 the RSPCA was contacted about a shocking discovery on Chester Road East, in Queensferry, Deeside, Flintshire. Eight brindle puppies were found in a black rubbish bin by children who called a dog warden from Flintshire County Council who then called the RSPCA. The pups were so young some of them had their umbilical cords still attached. The puppies - three male and five female - are now in the care of RSPCA fosterers and are being bottle fed around every two hours. It is unknown what breed they are.

Dog welfare expert Lisa Richards said: “It is a shame some of our brindle dogs are being overlooked particularly when their beautiful markings are matched by their brilliant characters..

“We think all dogs are beautiful and would urge people to look beyond the colour of the dogs to see their amazing personalities.

“Owning a dog can be a huge responsibility but it can also be a very rewarding experience for any family.

“Brindle dogs - like all our rescue dogs - can make great family pets and we think their distinctive markings are just as special as any other colour.”

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