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Scotland’s Best Dog: Episode 4 (S1EP4 BBC Scotland Thurs 9 Dec 2021)



This week’s hopeful hounds are a French Bulldog, a black Labrador and a Collie, who go walkies to the Scotland’s Best Dog arena in Perthshire.

All three pooches will be put through their paces as they compete to be crowned Scotland’s Best Dog. Like all dogs featured in this series, today’s trio are everyday family pets with no professional training. It’s up to the judges – dog lover Kaye Adams, animal behaviourist River McDonald and Scottish SPCA veteran Alan Grant – to decide who will be top dog this week and make it to the grand final.

First up, there’s Buddy the French Bulldog from the Black Isle. The nine year-old dog belongs to Sarah, who, along with husband George, first welcomed him to the family when they lived in Nigeria. Life hasn’t always been plain sailing for Buddy, who lost an eye after developing an ulcer, but he doesn’t let that slow him down.

Next up, it’s Harper the black Labrador from Rosyth in Fife. The beloved pet of Scott and partner Leyla, this one year-old pooch has made quite an impression on her family and they can’t imagine life without her now.

Finally, hailing from the Isle of Mull, comes clever collie, Skye. She may be a family pet but to owners Andrea and husband Harry, Skye is so much more: she’s a winning addition to their B&B business, with guests raving about her.

Scotland’s Best Dog is narrated by Allan Stewart and is a Red Sky Production for BBC Scotland.

Airdate: Thurs 9 Dec 2021 at 20:00 on BBC Scotland

Season 1 Episode 4

Proud pet owners and their hopeful hounds compete for the coveted Golden Bone trophy.