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Ambassadog – Scotland’s top dog!

Well… what a journey it has been for George! From being shortlisted into the top 8 dogs, to being crowned Ambassadog back in May 2016, George is continuing his travels around Scotland visiting pet-friendly attractions and living up to his title!

Recently, George enjoyed a break in the south of Scotland, Portpatrick in Dumfries & Galloway. He struck a pose or two in front of Dunskey Castle and charmed many of the locals with his cheeky grin along the way.

On my holidays 🤗🌤 #portpatrick #dumfriesandgalloway #weekendaway #goldengeorge #goldensofinstagram #visitscotland #ambassadog #scotspirit

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In his free time, George has also been making friends with his European ‘ambassadogs’ such as Marcel Le Corgi, who visitied Scotland with his French owner, and Balu and Diego, pups from Germany who visited with their owner, Sonja Thiede. Sonja runs Paws on Board, a service offering advice to German dog owners on their travels.

In March, George received a special invitation from the Principal Hotel on George Street in Edinburgh to try out their new dog-friendly accommodation – complete with ceramic dog bowls and comfy doggy beds.

George on George St. 📸 #edinburgh #theprincipal #dogfriendlyhotel #dogfriendlyscotland #goldengeorge #visitscotland #ambassadog #goldensofinstagram

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In addition, George was the guest of honour at the annual dogs’ walk for the Big Bluebell Walk in Glasgow, which was organised by Canine Partners, a charity that works to transform the lives of people with disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs.

Follow more of George’s adventures and travels across Scotland on his Instagram page.

Check out our pet-friendly holidays for more information on the places you can stay and the things you can do with your pooch to explore #ScotSpirit.


  • Izzy McNabb

    Very witty and well written, made me laugh!

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  • Jim Pryde

    The “Ambassadog” judges really have their work cut out for them. I certainly wouldn’t be able to decide the winner here – each one is a winner!

  • Ealasaid1743

    They’re all so adorable, What a hard choice.

  • Libby Turner

    When are the results due? Cant wait to hear which dog has won

  • dawn oliver

    Are there any results on the 9 finalists

  • Hey guys, we are excited to say that George, the golden retriever from Glasgow, has won the title of Ambassadog!

    • dawn oliver

      Well done george, but our fav was Blaze …

  • Margaret Marsh

    Was kind of hoping for pictures on facebook or similar of ambassadog adventures

    • Keep you eyes peeled Margaret – there should be some adventurous updates coming to this blog soon!

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