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MP David Burrowes' dog Cholmeley bow-wows judges during Westminster Dog of the Year competition
MP David Burrowes’ dog has come second in this year’s Westminster Dog of the Year competition.
His two-year-old Labrador Cholmeley bow-wowed judges during the annual competition organised by Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club.
However, his prized pooch was pipped at the post by MP Charlie Elphicke and his Norfolk Terrier Star.
Mr Burrowes, Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate, said: "I am delighted that Cholmeley was runner up in the Westminster Dog of the Year competition.
“He had great support in the public vote and no doubt benefited from a late surge of social media support from Gary McKinnon's supporters.
“He negotiated the doggy dash challenge with great enthusiasm once he had a ball to run after. With a strong field I am pleased that he reached the podium. Next year we will be going for gold!"
The 23 canines, owned by MPs, were judged on their heroic deeds, personalities, acts of devotion as well as a doggy dash.
Cholmeley hit the headlines in May when he was attacked in Arnos Park by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, leaving him in need of treatment for two bitten legs.
The competition aims to encourage discussion about dog welfare, as well as demonstrating the importance of dogs in people's lives.