Police are appealing for information after six puppies were stolen from their home in Stone.
The six-week-old Dachshunds were stolen from the yard at the property on Eccleshall Road between 9am and 11am this morning.
Officers say the owners left and returned to check on the animals to find them gone from the garden.
The puppies have only just been weened and each dog is believed to be valued at around £850.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident 390 of September 10.