A Neapolitan Mastiff dog has been evicted from his owner's flat in Romania because he snores too loudly.

Neighbours went to court to protest at the noise made by pedigree champion Sumo.

One neighbour, Iuliu Popa, said: "This dog snores so loud it sets alarms off in the night.

"My father-in-law had to emigrate to Canada because of this. He had a heart condition and couldn't stand the noise."

Authorities in Cluj agreed to evict the dog after officials measured its snoring and found it registered 34 decibels.

But the dog's owner, Attila Varga, says he will appeal against the decision.