A NATIONWIDE search is underway for a champion gundog believed to have been stolen.
Angel, a four-year-old German short-haired Pointer, had been on a walk with her owner when she vanished.
Dawn Maw, 42, had just put her other three dogs into her car and was about to put Angel in when she realised she was missing.
She then spotted a white Transit-stye van speeding off from close to where she had parked near the Old Wagon Way, off the A635 Lane Head Road, Cawthorne, Barnsley.
Mrs Maw, from Barugh Green, who has shown Angel at Crufts, said she is one of only two national champions in the country and may have been stolen to order.
She has contacted every vet in the country and Eddie Stobart drivers have been asked to be on the lookout for her.
All ports have also been alerted to the disappearance.
South Yorkshire Police are keen to hear from anyone with information on Angel’s whereabouts.
Mrs Maw said: “I had put three of the dogs in the car and went to get Angel from a little wooded area she was sniffing about in at the front of the car but she wasn’t there.
“I spent 15 hours looking for her that day and a group of us searched for another 10 hours the day after and we have been out every day since too. If she had just wandered off we would have found her by now.
“There are people looking for her all over the country. We are devastated.”
n Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident number 227 of December 6.