Election gets paw-litical: Voters snap reindeer and their dogs at polls

Election gets paw-litical: Voters snap reindeer and their dogs at polls
By: WNG SKY Posted On: December 12, 2019 View: 34

Election gets paw-litical: Voters snap reindeer and their dogs at polls

Five intense weeks of campaigning around the country has come to a close, and now people the length and breadth of Britain are heading to the polls.

As constituents head to their local voting station to exercise their democratic right, some are taking part in what has become an election tradition.

Here are some of the best dogs (plus reindeer and a horse) at polling stations across the country.

First up, Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave rescue dog Dilyn, a Jack Russell-cross, a kiss for the cameras before heading in to vote.

Boris Johnson poses with his dog Dylan
Image: Boris Johnson poses with his dog Dilyn

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was snapped with his dog Luna at the polls - and provided Sky News with a bonus picture of Luna as a puppy.

Sadiq Khan with dog Luna, aged 2
Image: Sadiq Khan with his dog Luna
Luna as a puppy and too young to vote, even in dog years
Image: Luna as a puppy and too young to vote, even in dog years

This is the first December general election since 1923 and the first winter election since February 1974, so dog owners are having to make sure their pets are kept warm.

This pup was kept warm in her owners's coat. Pic: jrawson
Image: This pup was kept warm in her owners's coat. Pic: jrawson

Peggy Sue seems unbothered by the cold and is just happy to be included.

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Peggy Sue is thrilled to be invovled. Pic: amyvoce
Image: Peggy Sue is thrilled to be involved. Pic: amyvoce

Democracy in action is an exciting thing, and so is being posted on Twitter for Fritz the dog.

Fritz could barely contain his excitement. Pic: @trishgreenhalgh
Image: Fritz could barely contain his excitement. Pic: @trishgreenhalgh

Unfortunately, Dudley seemed less impressed with the candidates in his local constituency.

Not all dogs were enthusiastic about the voting options. Pic: @nowswadneb
Image: Not all dogs were enthusiastic about the voting options. Pic: @nowswadneb

There are few things in life better than a dog, but a pun is a close second. Voter David McGrath makes a concerted effort to combine the two.

This dog went the extra mile to sweeten the vote. Pic: David McGrath
Image: This dog went the extra mile to sweeten the vote. Pic: David McGrath

What else could be better than one dog? Many!

Many, many dogs spotted in Dulwich, south London. Pic: @Kate_Turnr
Image: Many, many dogs spotted in Dulwich, south London. Pic: @Kate_Turnr

And what about Christmas dogs?

Merry election day is almost certainly what Freddie and Fraser are thinking... Pic: AbbyCJones
Image: Merry election day is almost certainly what Freddie and Fraser are thinking... Pic: AbbyCJones

Or just an old fashioned good boy?

Toby the munsterlander looking regal in Richmond
Image: Toby the munsterlander looking regal in Richmond

Not all dogs are just along for the ride. Kika the guide dog has helped her owner Amit Patel to make sure his vote can be counted.

Kika the guide dog has assisted taking her owner to the polls. @Kika_GuideDog
Image: Kika the guide dog has assisted her owner to go to the polls. @Kika_GuideDog

Another dog with a job has also made an appearance - congratulations to Toby for passing training and getting involved at the polls.

Toby has presumably searched for the right candidate. Pic: @DSFireUpdates
Image: Toby has presumably searched for the right candidate. Pic: @DSFireUpdates

Neigh way! A horse has made a surprise appearance, perhaps just to enable us to post #FoalsAtPolls...

For this four-legged friend, the election has been a one horse race. Pic: @wiltscouncil
Image: For this four-legged friend, the election has been a one horse race. Pic: @wiltscouncil

As has not one, but two reindeer in Somerset! Truly an unusual election.

Reindeer have even made an appearance this Christmas vote. Pic: SWNS
Image: Reindeer have even made an appearance this Christmas vote. Pic: SWNS

Dogs and cats have often been portrayed as rivals - but one cat is urging unity.

Feline political? Make sure you vote. Pic: @quitathekitty
Image: Feline political? Make sure you vote. Pic: @quitathekitty

And in case you haven't got the idea - Phoebe the pug is reminding you to go and vote!

Phoebe the pug was up early to help her owner vote. Pic: SAMiCURE
Image: Phoebe the pug was up early to help her owner vote. Pic: SAMiCURE

We'll be updating the best of election dogs throughout the day.

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