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Competition launched to find the UK's most hopeless guard dog

Is your dog scared of its own shadow?

Danielle Elton

Posted 5 months ago ago

How would you rate your furbaby as a guard dog?

Do they regularly fall asleep when you have visitors? Are they just not bothered when someone knocks on the door? Or are they just plain scared of everything?

While many dogs act as a good deterrent to burglars, some just don’t have it in them.

And with dog thefts on the rise, would your dog just happily wander off with a stranger?

Boundary, a smart home security start-up, has launched a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most hopeless guard dog.

The team are on the lookout for the most useless, hopeless or comical guard dog, with a hapless Husky, a bored Terrier and a lounging Labrador among the best of the early entrants.

If you think your dog fits the bill, all you have to do is submit a photo of your four-legged friend acting as a guard dog, with a short description of why they should be crowned ‘the most hopeless guard dog in the UK’.

The dog to scoop the title will be decided by the team, with the winning owner receiving a DIY Boundary alarm system and six-month subscription, totalling £350.

The prize will be able to do the job your dog cannot.

With the end of lockdown in sight, the competition is also designed to raise awareness of the need to be vigilant around home security – particularly about dogs – with burglaries expected to increase when measures relax and people will be spending less time at home.

Robin Knox, CEO of Boundary, said: “With much of the nation hoping to see the end of lockdown for good in the coming months, burglaries will no doubt rise, with households no longer being consistently occupied by adults working from home or on furlough. 

“Our pets, and guard dogs, in particular, can be a great way to deter intruders, but we want to find one that’s not quite pulling its weight, and give the owners a bit of a helping hand.”

The competition closes at 11:59 pm on the 18th April, with the winner to be contacted and announced the first week of May.

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