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.
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
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!"