Dog's Name: Rossi
Owner's Name: Dr Lisa Cameron
Political Party: SNP
Owner's Constituency: East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Breed (all breeds and crossbreeds welcome): French bulldog
Describe your top five doggy personality traits:
- Family friendly
What are your top doggy achievements to date (e.g. training classes, awards, tricks etc.)?
- Being rescued from a dogs home.
- Being kind to young children in family when ears pulled, etc.
What would you do if you were PM for the day? Any dog related issues you would tackle for your four-legged friends?
End puppy farming, ensure greyhounds are protected, prevent dog fighting, prevent testing on dogs.
Why is it essential that all children in the UK are educated about safe interaction with dogs?
- Having pets improves development and empathy.
- It helps prevent accidents and attacks/ improves child safety.
What advice would you give to children about safe interaction with dogs?
- Speak to owner and take their lead in terms of interaction.
- Don’t approach suddenly or handle without permission.
- Dogs are mainly friendly but need to be cautious until you know them.
Why should you be crowned Westminster Dog of the Year 2016?
Rossie is a rescue dog who is a much loved family member, he helps look after the family and the family home when I am at Westminster. We couldn’t do without him. His personality knows no bounds and he is always gentle.