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Westminster Dog of the Year

Westminster Dog of the Year 2015 winner Andrea Jenkyns with Godiva and Lady.
 

This year's Westminster Dog of the Year competition will take place on September 8th and will see the canine comrades of MPs and Peers battle it out to be named Westminster Dog of the Year - arguably the most sought after title in politics.

Celebrating a unique bond

The competition celebrates the unique bond between man and dog - and aims to promote responsible dog ownership. The competition is open to all parliamentarians' dogs, regardless of breed, creed or pawlitical persuasion.

Adrian Burder, Chief Executive of Dogs Trust, explains: "The Westminster Dog of the Year competition is so much more than a canine beauty pageant. The competition is strictly apolitical; judges will be looking for the dogs' good deeds and devotion to their owner - rather than policies, opinions or 'bottle'."

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, continued; "The serious side of this competition is about MPs getting together with the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust to promote responsible dog ownership and develop a partnership on dog welfare issues. The competition itself is light-hearted and an entertaining day out - not least because of the unusual criteria on which the dogs are judged!"

You can vote here for the Westminster Dog of the Year!

MP Name

Political Party

Constituency

Nigel Adams

Conservative Selby and Ainsty 

Lisa Cameron

SNP East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

Alex Chalk

Conservative Cheltenham

Rebecca Harris

Conservative Castle Point

Simon Hoare

Conservative North Dorset

Craig Mackinlay

Conservative South Thanet

Chris Matheson

Labour City of Chester

Jonathan Reynolds

Labour/Co-op Stalybridge and Hyde

Antoinette Sandbach

Conservative Eddisbury

Liz Saville- Roberts

Plaid Cymru Dwyfor

Michelle Thomson

Independent Edinburgh West

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Conservative Berwick-upon-Tweed

Anna Turley

Labour

Redcar

Bill Wiggin

Conservative North Herefordshire

Craig Williams

Conservative Cardiff North

Daniel Zeichner

Labour Cambridge

Amanda Milling - Cannock Chase
Andrew Griffiths - Burton
Gavin Williamson - South Staffordshire
Michael Fabricant - Lichfield
Christopher Pincher - Tamworth
Jeremy Lefroy - Stafford

Conservative Stafford

This year's Westminster Dog of the Year competition will take place on October 29thand will see the canine comrades of MPs and Peers battle it out to be named Westminster Dog of the Year - arguably the most sought after title in politics.

 

Further information on this year's competition can be found here in due course.

 

More information on Westminster Dog of the Year

The competition celebrates the unique bond between man and dog - and aims to promote responsible dog ownership.  The competition is open to all parliamentarians' dogs, regardless of breed, creed or pawlitical persuasion.


Clarissa Baldwin, Chief Executive of Dogs Trust, explains: "The Westminster Dog of the Year competition is so much more than a canine beauty pageant.  The competition is strictly apolitical; judges will be looking for the dogs' good deeds and devotion to their owner - rather than policies, opinions or 'bottle'."


Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, continued; "The serious side of this competition is about MPs getting together with the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust to promote responsible dog ownership and develop a partnership on dog welfare issues. The competition itself is light-hearted and an entertaining day out - not least because of the unusual criteria on which the dogs are judged!"

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