Paula Sherriff and her Dogs Trust Rescue Dog

Owner’s Name: Paula Sherriff


Constituency: Dewsbury


Why have you chosen to enter with a Dogs Trust rescue dog? 

I utterly adore dogs and would love to have one of my own. However, given my job and that I live between London to Dewsbury, at the moment I don’t feel that I am in a position to be able to do so. So, I have chosen to enter with a Dogs Trust dog as I don’t have a dog of my own, and I am always keen to bring much needed publicity to animal welfare and the Dogs Trust.


What are your favourite characteristics in a dog?

My favourite dogs are bouncy, happy and full of love and cuddles.


What dog welfare issues do you think need tackling?

All dogs deserve a stable and loving home, so all welfare issues associated with ensuring this are important.

I also feel quite strongly about breed specific legislation – all dogs, with the wrong owners, can be dangerous and this has nothing to do with their breed.


How do you think people can ensure they’re responsible dog owners?

People can ensure that they are responsible dog owners by providing a stable and loving home for their dog. It is important that the needs of the dog – be they social, physical, medical etc – are a priority for the dog owners, and that they recognise that having a dog is a significant and long term commitment. 


Why should you and your Dogs Trust rescue dog win Westminster Dog of the Year 2019?

I am pretty competitive, and I’m sure that whichever beautiful rescue dog I am teamed up with and I will make the perfect team. If nothing else, we will wow with our enthusiasm.


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