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Dilyn the No. 10 dog to meet new member of the pack as PM announces birth of son

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As the world congratulates Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds on the birth of their first child together, what will Dilyn the dog make of the new arrival?

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 30/04/2020, 12:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:29


The couple adopted Dilyn, a Jack Russell cross, last year and he soon became a popular feature of Ms Symonds’ social media posts.

New member of the pack 

While it’s not known whether Dilyn has been introduced to the new baby yet or what he makes of the new arrival, the couple will have hopefully prepared their canine companion for the pitter-patter of tiny feet. 

Most dogs will quickly adjust to a new member joining the pack. But introductions should always be supervised and taken at a gentle pace. While there will likely be a lot for the PM and Ms Symonds to adjust to, it can also be a confusing time for dogs. Particularly, as Dilyn has been used to being an ‘only child’ for a while.

First sniffs

Giving Dilyn the chance to sniff the baby while he’s being held will help satisfy the pup’s curiosity. Meanwhile, continuing to give him plenty of attention while keeping up his routine will help the pup to feel reassured.

Hopefully, these first interactions will be the start of a firm friendship between baby and pup.

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