Whether it’s pedigree pups or mangy mutts, decorators’ dogs are valued members of staff at embroidery and print shops from Barking to Furness. This month we have Pepper from Hobkirk Sewing Machines in Blackburn, Lancashire

“Look into my eyes, not around my eyes, look into my eyes… Aaaaand you’re under. Hand over the treats.”

Full name: Pepper Hobkirk

Breed: Black Labrador

Age: 4 1/2 years

Time at company: Four years

Job title: Company mascot and office worker

Job description: To raise staff moral and bring joy and happiness to the work environment. What she actually does: barks, jumps up at people, eats treats and sleeps

Special skills: Sitting upright to beg for doggy treats, and sad eyes for that well deserved cuddle

Favourite colour: Who cares, where are the dog biscuits?!


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