Rex Finemore

How did your owner decide they wanted a small friend and that you would be the right small friend for them?
My mum always wanted a bulldog – a boy that would be called Rex. When we met she really didn’t have much of a choice; she just had to take me home. It’s my gorgeous face – who can say no to that?

Where did your owner find you?
My mum’s friend adopted my friend MJ from a breeder in Canberra. When my mum contacted this breeder, MJ’s brothers and sisters had all been sold. The breeder contacted another bulldog breeder in Northern NSW who he knew had pups – I was the one my mum chose! It was a really long car trip to Canberra to meet her though.

How did your owner choose your name?
My mum says she was always going to have a bulldog that would be called Rex. It suits me – I’m the king of our household.

What do you enjoy doing?
I love my walks. We go walking (and sometimes running too) everyday – walks are a great opportunity to meet people and their dogs! I even insist on walks in the rain and I love splashing around in puddles, lakes and the beach. For some reason though I’m not a big fan of baths.

Do you have a favourite treat, spot or toy?
I love my mum’s car, Dougie. He takes me for drives and I’ll often just sit inside the car for ages after we get home. I don’t mind that he’s covered in my hair – it lets everyone knows he’s mine.

What do you think makes you so special to your owner?
My mum loves me for my good looks and personality. I’m really good company and a pretty funny guy. I’m really friendly towards other people and dogs as well so I make it easy for her to take me out and about with her.

Are there any funny or interesting stories about you that you can share with us?
There are loads of funny stories about me – I’m quite the character! I’ve done some naughty things as a puppy, like eating the handbrake in Dougie and destroying four shoes from four different pairs in one morning. My friend Harvey and I also barged a hole in our back fence so we could hang out together in our backyards while our people were at work.