Whether it’s pedigree pups or mangy mutts, decorators’ dogs are valued members of staff at embroidery and print shops from Barking to Furness. Meet Simba from Axiom Printing & Embroidery (APE) in Slough, Berkshire

Full name: Simba

Breed: Pit bull type – all legal and tested!

Age: 10 years old

Time at company: Since birth.

Job title: Head of security

Job description: To serve and protect APE… as long as there are treats at the end of the shift.

Special skills: Agility – he can scale a seven-foot wall – and credit control!

Favourite colour: Purple, 17-3930 Jacaranda, to match his favourite blankie.