What makes Rupert the Terrier Tick?


Rupert the westie

Rupert the one-eared Westie is the top dog at In Your Dog House Gifts. We caught up with him to find out what makes this terrier tick.

What’s The Best Bit About Being A Retail Dog?

I get to call all the shots! I’m CEO and General Dog’s Body of my own business. That means I have a big say in which British brands and products we sell at In Your Dog House Gifts. I’m also allowed to sleep on the job and can usually be found snoring under my desk. Who said work’s stressful?

Why Did You Decide To Set Up In Your Dog House Gifts?

My parents wanted to buy keepsakes of their beloved hound (who’d wouldn’t?) but they struggled to find high quality, stylish westie products.  They did however discover lots of British designers creating beautiful dog themed gifts, so they decided to bring them all together under one roof.

Rupert the westie on the Great Dog Walk Together

What’s The Great Dog Walk Together All About?

My Mum’s passionate about dogs and the joys that dog companionship brings. So she said to me “How about we donate 100% of our profit towards finding ways for more people to enjoy the company of dogs to promote wellbeing?”  I said “If it means I get to sniff more butts then bring it on!”

We Couldn’t Help Noticing That You Only Have One Ear. Did You Lose One Fighting A Duel?

Yes! I was playing the part of Poldark’s double on a film set, when I was involved in an unfortunate duelling incident with a badger. (I lead a stunt double life as well, you know.) No, seriously, it wasn’t anything as exciting as that. An infection led to an abscess, which meant my inner ear had to be removed. But I look rather dashing with just one ear, don’t you think?


Rupert from In Your Dog House Gifts

We Know That Westies Love A Good Bark. What Really Gets You Going?

Well, I also happen to be Head of Security. And there’s one pesky fox in particular who has the cheek to stroll around MY garden at night without a care in the world. He doesn’t know whether my bark is worse than my bite and that’s clearly to my advantage.

What’s Your Guilty Pleasure?

I prefer something quite sophisticated. I’m particularly partial to steak, chicken, chocolate mousse and sponge cake!

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