Dog's Name: Poppy.
Owner's Name: Ross Thomson.
Political Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Owners Constituency/ Region: North East Scotland.
Breed (all breeds and crossbreeds welcome): Jack Russell/ Yorkshire terrier cross.
Age: 6 months.
Colour: Black/ tan.
Describe your top five doggy personality traits.
Strong-willed, mischievous, affectionate, sassy and beautiful.
What are your top doggy achievements to date?
Chewing cushions, carrying sticks that are 3 times her size, eating crabs on the beach and being sassy.
What would you do if you were First Minister for the day?
Engagements to take forward Poppy’s programme for Scotland/ working with Woof Davidson.
What dog related issues do you think need tackling in Scotland for your four-legged friends?
Urgent reform on chew toy material (needs to be tougher) and ban on dog outfits/ costumes, especially at Christmas.
Which three dead or alive celebrity dog owners (political or otherwise) would you invite to your fantasy doggy dinner party?
Ronald and Rex Reagan, The Queen and her corgis, Shaggy and Scooby Doo.
Why should you be crowned Holyrood Dog of the Year 2017?
Even though I am new to the scene, I know to make an impact (just like my Dad!) I am tiny but mighty and won’t back down to the competition.