Big dog weighed-in on scrapyard scales
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Scrapyard scales in Dudley let big dog be 'blood hound'

When Ahaon the Irish Wolfhound visits the vet for a check-up, he goes via the local scrapyard to be weighed.

The 16-month-old dog - who is 74kg (11.6 stones) - is on standby as a blood donor for Blacks Vets in Dudley, West Midlands, but the scales there are too small for Ahaon's frame.

Vet Brian Hogan says there is a desperate need for dog blood donors, with large pooches perfect as "they won't miss a pint of blood".

Ahaon and his mother Ealga, who recently had a litter of puppies, live with their owners Paddy and Gill Grice in nearby Stourbridge where there is, Paddy says, a squabble for sofa space.

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  • 21 Jan 2017