Brentwood dog named one of the UK’s most stylish summer pets


With summer officially here and a heatwave sweeping across the country, Brits will be reaching for their sunglasses, and it appears some of the nation’s pets are getting in on the action too.

Tic Watches, the watch and sunglasses specialist, has scoured the nation for the most brilliant and hilarious photos of our furry friends wearing shades.

Claire Burke, 55 from Skipton, was crowned the winner of the competition for an adorable photo of Lily, her nine-year-old Whippet. From the size of her smile, Lily is clearly loving the summer months and is rocking her tortoiseshell glasses.

Claire said: “Lily loves getting out and about in the Yorkshire sunshine, as you can see from the joy in her face! She’s a wonderful dog and totally deserves her recognition – we’re thrilled to win.”

Having beaten over 130 other entries to take top spot, Claire will now receive a new Tommy Hilfiger watch from the Tic Watches range, worth up to £300.

You can see Lily’s victorious beaming face below, along with the rest of the top ten entries.

1. Lily – Whippet

Owner: Claire Burke (Skipton)



Lily smiled her way to victory and was named top dog, winning her owner, Claire, a brand new designer watch. You can follow more of Lily and her sister Fern’s adventures on the Dogs in the Dales Facebook page.


2. Cara – Scottish Fold

Owner: Victoria Minihane (Birmingham)



Cara is one cool cat, with her snazzy John Lennon-esque sunglasses a perfect fit for her rockstar swagger.


3. Morkie – Yorkshire Terrier cross-breed

Owner: Adam Law (Hamilton)



Morkie has summer nailed and is living her best life with big sunglasses and an ice cream wafer.


4. Strippey – Lop Eared Rabbit cross

Owner: Rosanne Francis (Colchester)



Strippey is one sunny bunny and loves nothing more than chilling out with owner Rosanne.


5. Moriarty – German Shepherd

Owner: Teresa Thorne (Newton Abbot)



Moriarty looks like he’s come straight from a Sherlock Holmes mystery, with a stylish hat and sunglasses combo.


6. Pluto – German Shepherd

Owner: Louise France (Preston)



Another German Shepherd prepped for the sun, Pluto’s BBQ outfit is out of this world.


7.  Parsley – Cockapoo

Owner: JoAnn Taylor (Brentwood)



Parsley the Cockapoo is making waves at the beach with his colourful Hawaiian shirt and shades.


8. Lulu – Chihuahua

Owner: Zoe Corbin (London)



Lulu may have picked the wrong size sunglasses, but she’s not letting that stop her from looking fabulous.


9. Arthur – Bernese Mountain Dog

Owner: James Roff (Bournemouth)



Arthur may look like he’s judging you, but really he’s just making sure you know how gorgeous he is.


10. Toto – French Bulldog

Owner: Amelia Avossa (Leicester)



There really is no place like home for Toto, who is seen here looking pretty in pink.


Danny Richmond, Managing Director of Tic Watches, said: “There were some amazing entries in our competition, with pets of all shapes and sizes getting involved.


“But we couldn’t resist Lily’s massive grin and we’re delighted to provide her owner Claire with a brand new watch.”

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