• Westminster Dog of the Year

Westminster Dog of the Year

 

This year's Westminster Dog of the Year competition will take place on October 29th 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.

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

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

Alec Shelbrooke

Conservative Elmet and Rothwell

Andrea Jenkyns

Conservative Morley & Outwood   

Andrew Gwynne

Labour Denton & Reddish

Baroness Masham

Cross-Bench N/A

David Warburton

Conservative Somerton and Frome

Caroline Dinenage

Conservative Gosport

Chris Matheson

Labour City of Chester

Craig Williams

Conservative Cardiff North

David Burrowes 

Conservative   Enfield South    

Edward Timpson

Conservative Crewe and Nantwich  

Guto Bebb

Conservative Aberconwy

Henry Smith

Conservative Crawley  

Hugo Swire

Conservative East Devon 

Matthew Offord

Conservative Hendon

Melanie Onn

Labour Great Grimsby

Nigel Adams

Conservative Selby and Ainsty

Penny Mordaunt

Conservative Portsmouth North

Rebecca Pow

Conservative

Taunton Deane

Robert Halfon

Conservative Harlow

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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