Adopted by Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds in 2018, the white, male Jack Russell cross named Dilyn has been accused of a spate of misdemeanours, such as cocking his leg over the bag of a departing Downing Street aide and gnawing antiques and books at the country residence in Buckinghamshire, Chequers.
Boris Johnson’s morning run on Thursday was disrupted by that ‘bundle of energy’, Dilyn the dog, shared by the UK prime minister with his fiancée Carrie Symonds.
The feisty Jack Russell cross had spotted a Canadian goose on a footpath in St James’s Park, Westminster, and lunged for the startled bird.
Johnson, however, was able to restrain his three-year-old dog, which was fortunately on a lead, and gave a thumbs up to reporters for the Daily Mail as he proceeded on his run.
Johnson and Symonds adopted Dilyn, rescued by Friends of Animals Wales from a breeder in South Wales, in 2018. The engaging pooch was accordingly taken along by Johnson on the election campaign trail in 2019.