Welwyn Garden City 'girly' dog could be Britain's next top pug model

PUBLISHED: 15:58 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:16 25 May 2017

Daisy the Welwyn Garden City pug that could be the next top model for the breed, with her owner Kelly West.

Daisy the Welwyn Garden City pug that could be the next top model for the breed, with her owner Kelly West.

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A 'girly' Welwyn Garden City pug has got through to the top 50 of a modelling competition, beating 900 others of its popular breed.

Martyn, 35, and Kelly West, of Welwyn Garden City, pug Daisy has got through to the top 50 of The Next Top Pug Model competition, beating over 900 entries of the popular breed.

The winner, which will be chosen by celebrity judges including Judge Rinder, Danny Walters, Dr Christian from Embarrassing Bodies, and others, will be announced at Pugfest, in Manchester, on Sunday, July 16, but voting closes on May 31.

Kelly said: “Daisy is very special to us it would mean the absolute world to us for her to make the top 10 of the competition and to get to the final in Manchester.”

Kelly and Martyn rehomed Daisy when she was 10 months old after tragically losing their first pug, Poppy.

Daisy the Welwyn Garden City pug that could be the next top model for the breed.Daisy the Welwyn Garden City pug that could be the next top model for the breed.

At 11 and a half months old Poppy went in to be spayed and had a fatal allergic reaction to a painkiller and sadly died.

Kelly told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Poppy meant the world to us, our dogs really are family to us.”

A month after Poppy died the couple had a phone call from the lady who they had got Poppy from telling them that her friend was rehoming a 10-month-old fawn girl who had already been spayed.

Kelly added: “We hadn’t gone looking for another dog as weren’t ready but then this happened and it almost felt like fate.

Kelly and Martyn West with Daisy the Welwyn Garden City pug that could be the next top model for the breed.Kelly and Martyn West with Daisy the Welwyn Garden City pug that could be the next top model for the breed.

“We went to meet Daisy and the rest is history. We fell in love with her the moment we set eyes on her.

“She really did bring us happiness at such a sad and tough time.

“It’s nice to of been able to give someone else the life of luxury Poppy did have and should still have. ”

The couple, who also own Daisy’s one-year-old cousin Lilly, have now had Daisy in their family for nearly two years.

Lilly with her cousin Daisy from Welwyn Garden City.Lilly with her cousin Daisy from Welwyn Garden City.

Kelly said: “She’s like Marie from Aristocats. She’s a delicate little thing and is quite girly.”

To vote for Daisy visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/661722347250266/permalink/1330518923703935/

For more information on Pugfest visit https://www.pugfestevents.com/

Lilly and Daisy from Welwyn Garden City.Lilly and Daisy from Welwyn Garden City.

Daisy the Welwyn Garden City pug that could be the next top model for the breed, with her owners Martyn and Kelly West.Daisy the Welwyn Garden City pug that could be the next top model for the breed, with her owners Martyn and Kelly West.

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