Most High Profile Acquisition of a Dog During Lockdown

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This award is for the high-profile dog acquisition that prompted discussion about responsible dog ownership online.

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Last Updated:
October 16, 2021 5:02

Queen Elizabeth II

Most High Profile Acquisition of a Dog During Lockdown
The patron of the Kennel Club, the RSPCA and Dogs Trust was gifted two pups (reportedly bought on classified ads website Pets4Homes), one of which died sadly only weeks later. Regardless of provenance, we wish Her Majesty much joy with her new furry friend.
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Emily Larlham

Most High Profile Acquisition of a Dog During Lockdown
When Emily adopted San Diago, the pup, everyone fell in love and additionally they started sharing in the brilliant, free training videos Emily put online.
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Adrian Chiles

Most High Profile Acquisition of a Dog During Lockdown
The famously grumpy TV and radio presenter acquired a Doodle in the pandemic, and, after only a few weeks, he felt moved to write: "With dogs, it’s different: they’re right there with us, all their lives. And I’m looking forward to all of Tito’s life with us."
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Anita Rani

Most High Profile Acquisition of a Dog During Lockdown
TV presenter Anita fell head over heels with her Bedlington-Whippet cross, Rafi, as did the rest of us via her Instagram @itsanitarani
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Molly-Mae Hague & Tommy Fury

Most High Profile Acquisition of a Dog During Lockdown
The Love Island[itals] couple desperately wanted a Pomeranian, but the pup they ended up buying was transported from Russia and sadly died only a few days after arriving. This tragic experience provoked a move for an import ban of all pups under six months old.
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