An established Lincolnshire dog breeder has hit back at allegations in a BBC film that his dogs are caged in poor conditions on a "puppy farm".
The BBC's Inside Out programme last night broadcast claims that hundreds of dogs at the Little Rascals kennels in Brant Broughton were being kept in conditions that made them more likely to pick up diseases.
The film showed two people who claimed they bought dogs that became seriously ill shortly afterwards – and later became very aggressive towards their owners.
A total of 21 complaints, comments and questions have been lodged with North Kesteven District Council about the firm since 2004.
But partner Edward Swindells said claims the dog breeders did not take proper care of their dogs were "completely incorrect".
"The allegations are not serious," he said. "They are wholly inaccurate in the majority of instances and unfounded in the rest of the allegations."
For more on the BBC's Inside Out Investigation and Little Rascals kennels, see Thursday's Echo.