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BELLFLOWER - Professional breeders in town for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach this weekend had four of their prized canines stolen from a Bellflower parking lot on Tuesday.David Peek and Kristina Rickard, of Redding, were staying at a Motel 6 in Bellflower. The couple left two champion Akitas and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis in a cargo van overnight. The van was discovered stolen Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. Peek said the heavy-coated dogs would be more comfortable in the van overnight. The two Akitas were found unharmed Wednesday when the 2006 Chevy Express van was discovered in Compton. The Corgis remain missing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Det. Ron Vande Vegte with the Los Angeles County sheriff's department at (562) 925-0124.

********** Published: December 2, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 33