A 45-year-old man and his wife have admitted killing their beagle by hitting the dog on the head with a hammer, reports ANP news service.
The couple told police they killed the dog in a park in the northern city of Leeuwarden because it was shedding too much hair. Afterwards they threw the body into a rubbish container.
No decision has yet been made whether the couple will be prosecuted, said ANP.
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