St Peter Port dog owners were challenged at the end of last year to submit pictures of their puppies out and about in Guernsey’s capital.
More than 70 parishioners entered for GSPCA manager Steve Byrne to judge which would win the parish constables’ competition.
‘What an amazing selection of pictures of gorgeous dogs,’ Mr Byrne said.
‘At the GSPCA we were delighted to be part of the judging of the “Will your Pooch be the face of GY1” with St Peter Port parish. It wasn’t easy to choose a winner, but we had to choose one and the canine face of GY1 for 2021 will be Flo, a Goldendoodle, owned by Richard Cranch.’
Flo will have a professional portrait taken and printed courtesy of Paul Mariess Photography.
‘A huge thanks to the St Peter Port constables for letting me judge this fantastic competition and good luck to Flo with all the duties as the face of GY1 canines.’
Those who entered their dogs were thanked for taking part.
As St Peter Port’s patron pooch, Flo’s first duty is to promote annual dog tax payments, which are due in January.
St Peter Port constable Dennis Le Moignan said that the competition had been a great community initiative.
‘The competition proved very popular and was a great way to get our parishioners invested in a community project,’ said Mr Le Moignan.
Newly-elected constable Zoe Lihou was thanked for having the idea and seeing it through.
‘We hope that this will be the first of a number of initiatives designed to get St Peter Port talking and joining in on parish activities.’