Boris Johnson “called for someone to shoot” his dog Dilyn due to its penchant for chewing expensive books and furniture at Chequers, it has been claimed.
The dog was rescued as a puppy from a breeder in Wales by Friends of Animals Wales because he had a misaligned jaw and was going to be put down, and was later adopted by the Prime Minister and his fiancee Carrie Symonds.
Carrie Symonds is the Head of Communications of the Aspinall Foundation animal preservation charity and is said to be very fond of Dilyn.
But according to the Daily Mail, Dilyn has caused so much damage at Boris Johnson’s country retreat in Buckinghamshire that the Prime Minister was forced to pay over £1,000 for repairs.
A source told the newspaper Mr Johnson was meeting colleagues at the house when Dilyn “darted under the PM’s feet with an old book in its mouth”.
The Prime Minister shouted: “For God’s sake, I’m going to get another £1,000 repair bill! Someone please shoot that fucking dog!”, according to the source, who added: “I don’t think he meant it literally.”
It was also said that Dilyn had urinated in the house during an important meeting about foreign affairs, enraging Mr Johnson further.
He also urinated against the bag of a former special advisor, Katie Lam, in 10 Downing Street.