Jon Cruddas MP and Border Terrier Joni need your vote: Westminster Dog of the Year

On Thursday 25th October, Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham and his 2 year old Border Terrier, Joni, will battle it out alongside MPs from all over the UK in a bid to win the coveted title of ‘Westminster Dog of the Year 2012’.

Members of the public can cast their vote for Jon and Joni here:

Organised jointly by Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club, the competition offers the unique chance for the Dagenham and Rainham MP to show off his loyal four-legged friend Joni who has supported him on the political trail. As well as this, the competition also encourages an open dialogue on important dog welfare issues.

Jon Cruddas, proud owner of Joni commented:

“Joni and I are extremely excited to be representing Dagenham and Rainham and going head to head with my fellow MPs at this year’s Westminster Dog of the Year. I have every faith that Joni will give the other dogs a run for their money as she is full of energy and has a lovely nature which I’m hoping will wow the judges and make her a hot contender for the title.”

With post-Olympic fever still lingering in the air, a competitive “Doggy Dash” is being incorporated into this year’s event which will see the MP’s precious pooches parading their speed and agility across the finish line in a nail-biting finale. Additional judging on the day will review the contestants on their heroic doggy deeds, winning personalities and acts of dogged devotion, which will then determine which political pooch is most deserving of the auspicious ‘Westminster Dog of the Year 2012’ title.

Don’t let the coalition win! Vote for Joni!

To help Jon’s Border Terrier Joni become Westminster’s ‘Top Dog’ all you have to do is follow this link and cast your vote: