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Boris Johnson discusses dog’s ‘romantic urges’

The Prime Minister was chatting to police dog handlers when he shared the information about his pet Dilyn’s behaviour.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to Sergeant Dog Handler Mike Barnes as he throws a ball for six year old cocker spaniel Rebel, a proactive drugs dog, during a visit to Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford, Surrey, to coincide with the publication of the government’s Beating Crime Plan. Picture date: Tuesday July 27, 2021.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to Sergeant Dog Handler Mike Barnes as he throws a ball for six year old cocker spaniel Rebel, a proactive drugs dog, during a visit to Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford, Surrey, to coincide with the publication of the government’s Beating Crime Plan. Picture date: Tuesday July 27, 2021.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to Sergeant Dog Handler Mike Barnes as he throws a ball for six year old cocker spaniel Rebel, a proactive drugs dog, during a visit to Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford, Surrey, to coincide with the publication of the government’s Beating Crime Plan. Picture date: Tuesday July 27, 2021.

Boris Johnson has expressed concern about the amorous activities of his rescue dog Dilyn.

The Prime Minister complained about his pet exercising his romantic urges “on people’s legs” in Downing Street.

Mr Johnson was speaking to police dog handlers after witnessing a display by the Surrey force’s canine officers.

At Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford he was chatting to one officer about the behaviour of German Shepherd Zorro.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to police dog kennel staff during a visit to Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford, Surrey (Yui Mok/PA)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to police dog kennel staff during a visit to Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford, Surrey (Yui Mok/PA)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to police dog kennel staff during a visit to Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford, Surrey (Yui Mok/PA)

“Do you have to worry about his romantic urges,” the Prime Minister asked.

After being told there were no such concerns with Zorro, Mr Johnson shook his head and said “my dog is endless…. on people’s legs”.

Home Secretary Priti Patel, accompanying the Prime Minister on his visit, laughed as Mr Johnson explained the situation.

The Prime Minister also chuckled as he recalled the activities of his pet.

Jack Russell-cross Dilyn was brought into Downing Street as a puppy by Mr Johnson and his wife Carrie in 2019.

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