Cocker spaniel puppy Leo crowned Holyrood Dog of the Year

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image captionMaurice Golden and Leo were top dogs in the Holyrood contest

A cocker spaniel puppy named Leo has won the second Holyrood Dog of the Year competition.

Leo, owned by Scottish Conservative MSP Maurice Golden, came out on top in the annual contest, which is run by the Kennel Club and the Dogs Trust.

The event aims to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and promote responsible dog ownership.

Buster, a golden retriever belonging to SNP member David Torrance, won the public vote.

image captionMSPs and their dogs gathered outside the Scottish Parliament for the annual event
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image captionThe competition included a dog agility courses, which some MSPs were unable to resist trying out themselves
image captionBuster appeared delighted to have won the public vote
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image captionDogs which are up for adoption through the Dogs Trust featured as well as MSPs own pets
image captionThe judges crowed four-month-old puppy Leo the champion

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