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Carrie Symonds brands claim No10 dog Dilyn is facing the axe ‘total crap’

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The Prime Minister’s partner Carrie Symonds has hit back at claims their dog Dilyn might be rehomed from Number 10.

It comes after The Times reported on Wednesday her and Boris Johnson had “grown weary” of their Jack Russel cross, whom they adopted in September 2019. 

But Ms Symonds dismissed the story on Twitter, writing: “What a load of total crap! 

“There has never been a happier, healthier and more loved dog than our Dilyn. 100% bs. 

“The people behind this story should be ashamed of themselves.”

The newspaper quoted a source saying Dilyn was a “sickly animal” that might not “make it through the next reshuffle”.

And they added that the couple were considering getting rid of their puppy because of the mess he made, claiming: “For a while there was dog s**t everywhere in the flat.”

But a Downing Street official said: “It’s completely untrue that there are plans for him to be rehomed.”

Dilyn arrived at Number 10 after Ms Symonds and the PM, who are expecting their first child in early summer, adopted him from a Welsh animal charity.

The 15-week-old dog had been abandoned by puppy farmers for having a crooked jaw, but was rescued by charity Friends of Animals Wales (FOAW) and its owner Eileen Jones.

Upon the adoption of Dilyn, a spokesperson for the PM said:  "The PM has always been a passionate supporter of animal welfare and believes in giving animals the best start in life."

And Ms Symonds tweeted: "Thanks to the wonderful Eileen who rescued Dilyn after she got a tip-off that he was to be dumped by a puppy dealer because he was born with a crooked jaw.

"Eileen fixed his little jaw and saved his life. She is a hero."

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