EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS / DEALERS
We often receive messages through our Facebook page from people assuming we are Little Rascals, usually to ask about buying puppies.
But on 28 December 2017 we received messages from someone thanking “us” for buying Dachshund puppies that day—
We can confirm that Naomi Steele and her father Hughe Steele (who are travellers resident in Newark, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire) are not dog breeders themselves and have no links to any registered, responsible dog breeders who could supply them with ethically bred puppies. Quite simply, Naomi and Hughe Steele are dealers, supplying Swindells and Dickens with puppies ‘off the books’.
PARVO Puppy Death
It’s unknown where the puppies supplied by Naomi and Hughe Steele came from, but we are aware that two Dachshund puppies sold by Little Rascals in January were infected with Parvovirus – as a result, at least one of those puppies died shortly after sale.
Both puppies had different birth dates, in spite of being advertised by Little Rascals as a ‘litter’.
Without exception, Little Rascals puppies are now advertised with ‘both parents‘ on the premises available for viewing, and that description included all recent Dachshund pups for sale.