Thieves have stolen a rare breed of dog from a remote farm in County Durham.
The dachshund, called Chocolate, was stolen from a farm
The chocolate brown and tan long haired dachshund was taken from the farm in Evenwood, Bishop Auckland between on Monday night or Tuesday morning.
The two-year-old bitch, called Chocolate, is worth an estimated £2,000.
Some horse riding equipment was also taken during the theft and police are appealing or anyone with information to contact them.
The dog was taken from a stable at the farm, and three male dogs and a number of horses were in the stable at the time.
A police spokeswoman said: "The owners of the dog are very concerned for their pet's wellbeing.
"The farm is quite remote so it is likely that whoever took the dog used a vehicle."