Bob Spink has won the Westminster dog of the year contest with his two greyhounds, Fozzy Bear and Jessie.
Mr Spink, who defected to UKIP from the Conservatives earlier this year, beat off competition from 11 other entries
A dog breeder, Mr Spink took on the retired greyhounds last Christmas and said he hoped his good experience would encourage more people to do the same.
"I am delighted we scored a victory for greyhounds as a breed," he said.
The contest, run by canine welfare organisation the Kennel Club, is open to MPs, peers and political journalists.