Matt Hancock MP and Hercules

Owner’s Name: Matt Hancock

Constituency: West Suffolk

Dog’s Name: Hercules

Breed: Longhaired Miniature Dachshund

Sex: Male

Age: 1 year

Colour: Black and tan


What are your favourite characteristics in your dog?

Hercules adores attention and there’s nothing more relaxing than stroking his incredibly soft fur.


How does your dog enhance your day to day life?

He gives unconditional joy to the family. He makes us do more exercise and meet people when out walking.


What dog welfare issues do you think need tackling?

Owners need to be aware that the hot weather affects dogs, take walks early in the day.


How do you ensure you are a responsible dog owner?

We regularly have health checks. Makes sure he doesn’t get overweight. Clear up poo when out and about.


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

Hercules is full of character but responds to commands.


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