LONDON (Reuters) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that his dog, Dilyn, had “romantic urges” and “couldn’t stop getting between people’s legs” in Downing Street.
Johnson and Carrie Symonds revealed in 2019 that they had adopted a Jack Russell crossbred puppy named Dilyn.
“Are you worried about his romantic impulses?” Johnson asked a police dog handler with a German shepherd. The trainer replied, “No, not much.”
“Not? Well, gee, my dog can’t stop being on people’s legs,” Johnson said, as Interior Minister Priti Patel giggled.
During the inspection of police dogs, Johnson praised the animals.
“They inspire a certain reverence in the streets, don’t they?” Johnson said. “You know, if you were a rogue, you wouldn’t want them to bite you in the back of your pants.”
Patel praised the dogs’ teeth.
“And these teeth, they look great for when, as the prime minister said, you need to go after someone and have a nibble,” Patel said, with a smile.
(By Guy Faulconbridge)
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