Lady Di's only been top dog in Albert Square for a few weeks, but it seems that Linda's not taking any chances, slapping a chastity belt on the pooch's bottom (for fear of her attracting unsuitable male doggy partners). But will Johnny's idea to breed Lady Di with respectable man mutts pay off?  

Cheer up, Lady Di! At least your big polka dot pants match your diamond collar...

See Lady Di get kitted out on Tuesday 28th January on BBC One.

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by Julesy

    on 31 Jan 2014 21:55

    As a veterinary nurse, this story line is making me need to puke. Bulldogs have become so deformed by selective breeding, most can't even breed naturallly, they need artificial insemination. Lady Di doesn't look like a great example of the breed so I'm guessing AI for her. Almost all bulldogs require caesareans in order to give birth - think the Carters can afford that? Think the BBC has even considered it? Think there's any chance the BBC is going to end this little sub-plot with an appropriate moral i.e. SPAY YOUR DOG? We can only hope.

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by D Griffiths

    on 31 Jan 2014 14:51

    Would refer you to the Mayhew Animal Home response to this subject, part of which I re-produce below. I wholly agree with these sentiments and would hope that the BBC and the programme producers and writers give serious thought to both the comments and also to making adjustments to the scripts to address this matter. A bit of pre-thought would not come amiss either.

    "We feel that not only is the show condoning irresponsible breeding, but they are also demonstrating a lax attitude towards dog ownership.

    Animal welfare organisations and shelters across the country are constantly full and experience great challenges in trying to respond to the large numbers of unwanted dogs that come from accidental litters or an impulse purchase online, via a friend or from a pet shop. Taking on dog requires thought and commitment both financial and time wise, so portraying dogs as cheap items to be bought and sold without thought for their health and welfare needs underlines the challenges facing dog welfare today.

    We would hope that a popular show like EastEnders could develop the story line as a means to raise awareness of the dog overpopulation crisis in our society, encourage neutering and adoption of dogs from reputable rescue centres.

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by dazman

    on 21 Jan 2014 17:18

    lolololololololololololololololoollolololoololol

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by LadyDiNo_1eastendpooch

    on 20 Jan 2014 19:11

    OMG! Where can I get a lead like lady di's want one for my dog????!!!

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Eastenders-Shenanigans

    on 19 Jan 2014 19:14

    Futile; my gaydar tells me Lady Di is lesbian! :)

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