Egg the pug choked on dog treat: Police confirm puppy's death

Mel Buttigieg

Just a day after the owner of Egg the Pug was charged with making a false report, claiming his pooch was stolen at knife-point, police have confirmed the puppy has died.

The 14-week-old pug's owner initially claimed Egg was stolen by poachers at the western Sydney suburb of Homebush, but has now admitted the dog choked on a treat.

On February 9, the 29-year-old pet owner said he was confronted by three unknown men armed with knives while walking his dog, who demanded his wallet and backpack, and took Egg.

Egg the pug has died choking on a dog treat, police confirm. Picture: 7 News
A dog-hunt was launched earlier this month after Egg the pug had not been found after the owner claimed his pooch was stolen at knifepoint in Sydney's west. Picture: 7 News

Police made a public appeal for the safe return of the dog earlier this month, described as a smaller breed black pug.

This week the dog's owner came forward and admitted to police he had made a false report about the robbery.

The owner is due to front Burwood Local Court on April 6, charged with making a false representation resulting in a police investigation.

Newsbreak – February 23