Most Memorable Dog-Related Moment of 2021

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This award is for the dog-related moment that had the greatest impact and got us all talking, whether good or bad.

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Please note that vote totals are updated once every day. Nominees are ranked in the order of votes received.
Last Updated:
October 16, 2021 5:02

Pen Farthing – Operation Ark

Most Memorable Dog-Related Moment of 2021
Ex-Marine Pen Farthing fought so hard to evacuate his staff and all the rescued dogs and cats from his Nowzad sanctuary in Kabul. Sadly, he was forced to leave his team due to admin issues, but two weeks later they all made it overland to Pakistan.
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Irish president’s dog stealing the show at a press conference

Most Memorable Dog-Related Moment of 2021
Misneach, the president's Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, became a viral sensation when it was revealed the dog had held his owner's hand during a TV interview!
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Britain’s "first dog" embroiled in spin

Most Memorable Dog-Related Moment of 2021
Dilyn's owners stood up for the gorgeous rescue pup when a leaked story alleged that Dilyn had been cocking his leg on politicans' briefcases and chewing valuable books and antiques at Chequers.
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Lady Gaga’s dogs being stolen

Most Memorable Dog-Related Moment of 2021
The violent theft of Lady Gaga's dog had the world talking and highlighted the issues surrounding dog theft that several of our finalists have been campaigning about.
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President Biden’s dog Champ’s bad behaviour

Most Memorable Dog-Related Moment of 2021
It was reported that early on into their White House stay, Champ had a difficult time adjusting and wasn't kept on a leash during his walk, which led to an unfortunate biting incident. Champ has since passed, may he rest in peace.
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Tilda Swinton’s spaniels winning the Palm Dog

Most Memorable Dog-Related Moment of 2021
Tilda's dogs have become the latest recipients of The Palm Dog Award at Cannes film festival. Her three Springer Spaniels feature in 'The Souvenir Part II', which Tilda stars in with her daughter, Honor.
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