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UK PM worried about his dog's clinging to people's legs in Downing Street

19:57, 27 July 2021
UK PM worried about his dog's clinging to people's legs in Downing Street Photo: Han Yan/XinHua/Global Look Press

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's two-year-old Jack Russell dog Dilyn endlessly likes to express his "romantic urges" by clinging to people's legs in Downing Street, PM said during the inspection of police dogs at Surrey Police's Headquarters in Guildford on Tuesday.


"Do you have to worry about his romantic urges?" Johnson asked the handler of a German Shepherd called Zorro by the display of the force's canine unit.

"No? Well, our, my dog is, endlessly, at people's legs," BoJo said after getting a negative answer from the officer.

He didn't specify whether special aides, advisors, general staff, ministers, or visitors had become the objects of Dilyn's desire.

"They do inspire a certain kind of awe don't they on the streets?" Johnson said. "You know if you were a miscreant you wouldn't want them biting you on the seat of your pants."

Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Symonds adopted a rescue cross-breed puppy soon after they entered Downing Street in 2019. Before premiere's dog has been accused of mischievous behavior, such as chewing furniture and lifting his leg on a handbag.