[dawg-nap, dog-]
verb (used with object), dognapped or dognaped, dognapping or dognaping.
to steal (a dog), especially for the purpose of selling it for profit.

1945–50, Americanism; dog + -nap

dognapper, dognaper, noun Unabridged
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dognap (ˈdɒɡnæp)
vb , (US) -naps, -napping, -napped, -naps, -naping, -naped
(tr) to carry off and hold (a dog), usually for ransom
[C20:from dog + kidnap]

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Dognappers are known to pose as joggers and sneak around the person walking their dog.
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