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Watch: Rocky the chocolate Labrador wins Westminster Dog of the Year 2017

The rookie has won the 25th instalment of the annual competition.

A chocolate Labrador called Rocky has won Westminster Dog of the Year 2017.

The competition was in its landmark 25th year – and Rocky, a rookie, was all smiles.

Rocky is owned by Tracy Brabin, Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen and Shadow Minister for Early Years.

The competition is organised jointly by Dogs Trust and The Kennel Club, London. It is open to all canines belonging to MPs and Lords and celebrates the special relationship between human and dog.

Ten canines took part from across political parties.

5th Westminster Dog of the Year competition
(Tim Ireland/PA)

MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow took second place with her beagle Bonnie, while fellow Conservative Maria Miller – MP for Basingstoke – came third with Ted the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle cross.

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