Hollyoaks' Jamie Lomas slammed for buying tiny pedigree dog as fans fear for its well being

Hollyoaks' Jamie Lomas slammed for buying tiny pedigree dog as fans fear for its well being


HOLLYOAKS actor Jamie Lomas has come under fire from fans for buying a miniature dachshund.

The 46-year-old shared a picture of himself holding a tiny puppy in his hand – and was inundated with messages from concerned animal lovers.

Alongside the image, Jamie – who plays Warren Fox on the Channel 4 soap – wrote: “So excited to meet the latest member of the family meet Brian the really small miniature dachshund and thank you to @poshdogsofworsley we can't wait till he's big enough to bring home 🏠.”

But not everyone was so excited, as one person wrote:  “Those poor puppies! Please do your research on dilutes/lilacs breeders sell them for extortionate prices and the puppies pay the price.”

A second added: “Extremely concerned that you are being allowed to view a puppy this young. Shocking. Breeder should not have allowed this.”

While a third wrote: “Nooooo! Please people do not go getting these poor pups.  The people that breed them should be banned with all the issues they have.  

“Please do proper research as I am not in any way an expert, far from it, just know that these poor pups should not exist.”

And a fourth added: “Gorgeous pup Jamie but please do your research on this colour, Isabella’s or blues are a diluted colour in Dachshunds and can come with a whole host of issues. X” 

An Isabella dachshund has a fawn tinged coats and is often called a lilac or fawn. 

Breeders achieve the lilac tone by breeding a recessive gene to dilute the chocolate colouring in the dachshund's coat.

The gene that causes the colour to dilute can cause a series of skin issues for the dogs, most commonly colour dilution alopecia.

The dog can lose it’s hair and have weakened skin, which can lead to a host of more serious problems such as skin cancer.

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