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 Buckingham from Pins & Knuckles Merchandise, in Johannesburg, South Africa

Full name: Buckingham. We call him Bakkies in South Africa for short, pronounced Buckies, which means brick.

Breed: English bulldog.

Age: Four years old.

Time at company: Four years.

Job title: Boss.

Job description: Morale booster and customer satisfaction consultant.

Special skills: 50-metre sprint/bulldozer.

Favourite colour: Black! He once decided to open a bucket of paint and add his personal touch to the house.