They say that every dog has its day and that is certainly true for a border collie from Galway who has beat off competition from all corners of Ireland to be crowned the Face of Brandy 2016.
Daisy, from Gort, was chosen from hundreds of entries to have her portrait on thousands of dog food packs across Ireland as part of an all-Ireland competition run by Irish dog food brand Brandy. Having been revealed as the regional winner for Connacht at the start of October, Daisy was selected ahead of three other provincial winners to appear on selected packs of Brandy Dog Food for three months with all four finalists winning a dedicated photoshoot with their prize pet, a printed photo in presentation box and a supply of Brandy Dog Food.
Now Daisy’s all set to be hounded by puparazzi as a result of her new-found fame, according to owner Sarah Adams.
“We’re so thrilled and proud that Daisy has been named the Face of Brandy 2016,” said Sarah, “and I’m sure that she’ll cope very well with being famous! She loves all the attention and everyone coming over to congratulate her so I think she’ll really lap it up.”
Daisy is six-years-old and lives with Sarah and her partner Christopher, along with the couple’s other dogs – two Staffordshire bull terriers called Honey and Trigger. “She was the last of a litter belonging to my mummy’s neighbour and when I first saw her, I just had to take her home. She was so cute,” continued Sarah, “and since then she has been such an important member of our family. “What I love most about Daisy is that she’s a super happy dog and loves to play. She loves music, has so much energy and loves going in the car or for long walks in the park. She’s a delightful dog, super smart and really cuddly – and she loves people, especially children.”
Gwen Rafferty, Sales and Marketing Manager for Brandy owner Mackle Petfoods, congratulated Daisy on becoming the first Face of Brandy. “It was such a difficult decision for our judging panel to pick a winner but we feel we’ve made the right choice and now we look forward to seeing Daisy on our packs over the coming months,” Gwen said.