Dame Cheryl Gillan MP and Jimmi

Owner’s Name: Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP

Constituency: Chesham and Amersham

Dog’s Name: Jimmi

Breed: Havanese

Sex: Male

Age: 4 ½ months on 17/7/19

Colour: Sable and white

 

What are your favourite characteristics in your dog?

He is always happy and loves people and other dogs and he makes everyone smile. He has a foot fetish, loves socks and boot/shoe laces. He tolerates pigeons and squirrels and has irresistible eyes. And he has great table manners!!!!

 

How does your dog enhance your day to day life?

He is a constant source of joy to everyone he meets. He greets them all like a long lost friend. He is a “Velcro” dog and never wants to leave my side. He keeps me on my toes with boundless energy.

 

What dog welfare issues do you think need tackling?

I am appalled by the puppy smuggling still taking place and the puppy breeding which is still a source of great agony to particularly popular breeds.

 

How do you ensure you are a responsible dog owner?

He is in puppy training……. So we are working on this together and I now have poo bags in every pocket/handbag/the car/the office etc etc

 

Why should your dog be crowned Westminster Dog of the Year 2019?

Because he is the best example of a companion dog anyone could ever have and he certainly has reduced the stress in the office and my blood pressure (actually according to the GP) he would also be a great advocate dog for all those lovely dogs looking for their forever home.

 

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