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How to dress your dog like Dilyn

How to dress your dog like Dilyn of Downing Street

Have you been following the adventures of Dilyn the Downing Street dog during the election campaign?

You won’t get any political insights here on the Paw Post, I would much rather talk about pets than politics.

But I have been captivated by following adorable Dilyn, the puppy rescued from a puppy farm in Wales by Friends of Animal Wales

Dilyn, a Jack Russell, was going to be put to sleep as he was born with a misaligned jaw before he was saved by volunteers.

He moved into Downing Street in September aged 15 weeks.

And I think he has certainly landed on his paws with his new mum Carrie Symonds who absolutely dotes on the little dog.

For the last few weeks I’ve been following their adventures on social media and it has been brilliant to see Carrie showcasing small businesses.

She’s posted photos of products by lots of our favourite brands including Reg and Bob, Leo Charley and Me, Yappy and the Hettie.

The adorable terrier has been wearing lots of accessories that Patch has too so I thought I would share a post today about how to style your pup like Dilyn.

Christmas Pudding lead, collar and bandana 

How to dress your dog like Dilyn bandana
Dilyn in his festive bandana ©

Dilayn was wearing this adorable bandana when Boris picked him up and kissed him for the cameras outside Downing Street on the day of the election.

For Kim O’Donnell who sent the set as a gift for the puppy it’s been a dream come true.

She said: “I woke up to see him on TV with Boris wearing a collar, bandana and bow that I made at home in my spare room! I’m thrilled.”

Shop the look: Christmas Pudding lead, collar and bandana set, £30, Leo, Charley and Me

Blue striped lead

How to dress your dog like Dilyn lead
Dilyn in his Reg and Bob lead © Reg and Bob, Facebook
Patch in the blue Reg and Bob collar

Regular readers will know Patch and I are huge Reg and Bob fans and this morning Dilyn stepped out of his Downing Street home in one of their leads.

Sarah from Reg and Bob said: “We are absolutely delighted to see Dilyn wearing Reg and Bob to celebrate his win!”

Shop the look: Blue striped lead, £17,

Dylan bandana

How to dress your dog like Dilyn personalised bandana
Dilyn in his Yappy bandana on Instagram
Patch in his Yappy bandana

We love this bandana and Patch had one for Christmas 2018, and I was so giddy to see Dilyn wearing the same one on his Instagram the morning after the election.

Shop the look: Personalised bandana, £6.99,

Wool harness

How to dress your dog like Dilyn harness
Dilyn in his Hettie harness ©

The brown and white puppy looked super dapper in this gorgeous pure wool harness and you can dress your dog like Dilyn with the Scooby harness from luxury pet brand The Hettie.

Founder Sian Reekie said: “We are delighted that Dilyn chose to wear our Scooby Dog Harness for important days out during the campaign.”

Shop the look: Scooby Wool harness, £95, The 

Have you spotted furry fashionista Dilyn in your products? I would love to hear about it so please feel free to let me know on our social media channels.

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If you enjoyed this post, you might like to read Best products for dogs this winter or Christmas gift ideas for terrier owners. 

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