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    Posted on Oct 29, 2015

    Everything You Need To Know About The 2015 Westminster Dog Of The Year Competition

    It had everything – singing, running, and lots and lots of poo.

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    MPs gathered with their dogs at Westminster today in the hope of winning the coveted Dog of the Year rosette.

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    The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust teamed up with parliament for a morning in which a lot of weird shit went down.

    1. Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke took to Microsoft Word and made his dogs their own manifesto.

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    These were handed out to raise awareness for his campaign against puppy farming, and the fact that Boris and Maggie are friendship goals.

    2. Taking the morning off from constituency matters, Shelbrooke showed off Boris and Maggie at their best.

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    3. Shadow deputy leader of the House of Commons Melanie Onn brought her rottweiler, who was the lone Labourite in a sea of blue.

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    Ms Onn suggested that perhaps Labour was the party of cat people.

    4. These meat-filled “doggy cupcakes” were placed dangerously near the human ones.

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    5. There was a lot of standing around with dogs going on.

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    6. Including Nigel Adams MP, who named his dog Eevee after a Pokémon.

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    When it comes to balls, Eevee's gotta catch 'em all.

    7. The dreary October morning was slightly brightened by the revelation from Adams that his dog "does a mean twerk".

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    8. Baroness Masham said her dog Teddy eats croissants on Sundays and three raw eggs a week.

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    She sure knows how to treat 'em.

    9. Whereas David Burrowes’ Labrador Cholmeley likes eating rat poison and chilling out in animal A&E.

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    "His brother came round for the night, they ate too much of what they shouldn't have done, drank too much of what they shouldn't have done, and he ended up in the local A&E," said Burrowes, MP for the good people of Enfield Southgate.

    10. After some running and jumping over mini fences, the MPs settled down for the results.

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    Security was kept tight throughout the occasion.

    11. Third place went to this little rescue dog, Caspar.

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    He wasn't keen on standing on the podium at all.

    12. A well-deserved second place went to former military mutt Carla.

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    13. Andrea Jenkyns' two dogs, Lady and Godiva, took home first prize, and Jenkyns told us the story of how Lady once shat the carpet.

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    "When I stayed at an ex-boyfriend's house for the first time, I brought Lady with me and the next morning I got up to find that she had pooed on his cream carpet and he didn't have his contacts in.

    "He picked it up thinking that it was a black sock and spread it into six piles. We're not together any more".

    14. Jenkyns, the Tory who ousted Ed Balls in Morley and Outwood, likes to sing with her dog.

    15. Lady and Godiva also won the unofficial award for best-dressed lobbyist.

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    16. 👏 Congrats, ladies. 👏

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    Hope you don't shit on any parliamentary carpets this time.

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