A BANNED puppy farmer who locals nicknamed Cruella the Vile is back in business, and selling puppies for £400, despite being stripped of her dog breeding licence by East Ayrshire Council.
Liz Baird has now launched a new puppy business by changing her name to Liz Friel and moving to South Ayrshire. She is now reportedly selling pomapoos - a cross between a Pomeranians and a toy poodles, claiming they are KC registered.
A local journalist even managed to buy a £395 female pup called Bambi - which Baird wrongly said was male. Baird told the journalist: ‘He's a lovely boy. He's cheeky and you can really see the poodle in his face. He's so sweet. He's from a litter of five. It's the first pomapoo litter I've had but I'll probably do more. I've been breeding for over 20 years. We moved here just over three weeks ago and we've done a lot of work to the place. My son has made a run for the dogs. One of our chihuahuas is expecting pups in eight weeks.’
Baird also claimed it was not possible to see nine-week-old Bambi's parents saying the dam a poodle belonging to her sister who lives in Uist and the father, a Pomeranian, had been ‘sold to someone in Carlisle.’
Baird was fined £2000 last year at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, after facing six charges of falsely claiming her pups were KC registered. The catalogue of complaints also led East Ayrshire Council to obtain a UK-wide court ban on Baird selling sick dogs.
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