We will not be breeding Rottweilers'
PUBLISHED: 15:01 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 15:38 11 May 2010
A MAN believed to be planning to set up a Rottweiler breeding centre in Buntingford has spoken out on the issue. Sean Dunn denied reports that he was building a breeding centre at his house, in Sunnyhill. We have two female Rottweilers and they are famil
A MAN believed to be planning to set up a Rottweiler breeding centre in Buntingford has spoken out on the issue.
Sean Dunn denied reports that he was building a breeding centre at his house, in Sunnyhill.
"We have two female Rottweilers and they are family pets," he said.
"I have no plans to breed them. All this speculation has just got out of hand."
Mr Dunn spoke about the issue at the end of the week after The Crow had spent two weeks tracking him down.
The house in Sunnyhill is currently the subject of building work, and Mr Dunn had been on the site when The Crow called.
One resident claimed that Mr Dunn seemed to change his mind according to who he was talking to about his plans.
He said: "It started off with him having four Rottweilers and now it's changed to two, and four Staffordshire terriers."
Fears were sparked when neighbours spotted about 15 kennels which Mr Dunn is having constructed in the rear garden of the property.
However, he stressed that these would not be used for breeding.
"Our dogs have both had a litter each in the past, and we have no plans to let them have any more puppies," he said.
"The kennels we are having built would be far too small for a mother to use anyway.
"It's just so that we have a separate part of the garden for the dogs."
Mr Dunn said that he and his family were in the process of moving to Buntingford, and also had four Staffordshire bull terriers.
He said that he planned to invite his neighbours round for an open house so that they could see the dogs for themselves.
He said: "We've done everything by the book."
He said he had permission from environmental health and the planning department at East Herts District Council for the building of the row of kennels.
"I want the people in the area to see what nice animals they are.
"I hope the neighbours will give us the benefit of the doubt."
East Herts District Council said it was aware of the issue and would be monitoring the situation.