Craig Williams and Winston

Craig Williams and Winston.

Dog’s Name: Winston Williams

Owner's Name: Craig Williams

Political Party: Conservative

Owner's Constituency: Cardiff North

Breed (all breeds and crossbreeds welcome): Welsh Springer Spaniel

Sex: Male

Age: 5

Colour: Brown and White

Describe your top five doggy personality traits:

  • I love my family & my loyalty to them comes first
  • Playful
  • Energetic
  • Cuddly
  • My curiosity can get me into trouble.

What are your top doggy achievements to date (e.g. training classes, awards, tricks etc.)?

Making my best friend Charlie laugh. I’m also pretty good at digging holes, slobbering and eating.

What would you do if you were PM for the day? Any dog related issues you would tackle for your four-legged friends?

I would put a statutory duty on public authorities to provide bins for dog mess. No-one likes a smelly park or walkway – even if it lets me know what doggy friends have been around.

Why is it essential that all children in the UK are educated about safe interaction with dogs?

Dogs add so much to daily life and give their love unconditionally but we must respect them as animals.

What advice would you give to children about safe interaction with dogs?

All children need to know that although dogs can love them and be their best friend they need to be polite and kind, just like with other humans.

Why should you be crowned Westminster Dog of the Year 2016?

As a Welsh Springer Spaniel I have the energy and determination to carry the crown 24/7, at the same time as exhausting my family.

Version suitable for printing

Copyright © The Kennel Club Limited 2017. The unauthorised reproduction of text and images is strictly prohibited.