This year's Westminster Dog of the Year competition is taking
place on October 10th and will see the canine comrades of MPs
battle it out to be named Westminster Dog of the Year - arguably
the most sought after title in politics.
This year sees the exciting 'Winner of the Paw-blic Vote'
category, click below to find out more about each pawlitical
contestant and discover what they would do if they were Prime
Minister for the day.
Make sure you vote for your favourite!
See below for a list of entrants and the dogs' canine CVs*:
*This list will be updated as new entries come in.
Competitors are encouraged to enter as early as possible to
maximise votes from their constituents.
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
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
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!"