Sadie the cavapoo scoops Holyrood Dog of the Year prize

image captionThis was the third annual Holyrood dog show

The annual Holyrood Dog of the Year competition has been held at the Scottish Parliament.

The event sees MSPs and their pets join together with rescue dogs to promote responsible ownership.

Jeremy Balfour's cavapoo Sadie was crowned the winner of the latest event, and Giles - Iain Gray's guide dog puppy in training - took the public vote.

The animals were judged by members of the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust as well as taking part in an assault course.

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image captionTen MSPs and their dogs - along with some rescue dogs - took part in the event
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image captionSome of the dogs were less eager than their owners to take on the assault course
image captionThe event also drew interest from the press
image captionA number of the dogs were rescue pups from the Dogs Trust
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image captionThe animals and their owners enjoyed some light-hearted cross-party competition
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image captionAlison Johnstone and Monica Lennon's dogs placed second and third
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image captionJeremy Balfour's cavapoo Sadie won the top prize

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