A beautiful 6ft tall Pyrenean Mountain dog, who found fame after starring in Channel 4’s Big dog, will be forced to miss this year’s Crufts after losing his German Shephard best friend Lolly.

Boris, named after our former PM Boris Johnson, has been making owner Susan Reilly proud ever since his first appearance at Crufts.

The pair made the final of the breeder competition in 2019 and has since become qualified for Crufts for life despite their absence in the 2023 show.

Owner Susan Reilley said: “Boris was so lost and very sad, but he is happy again now that we brought a puppy called Bobby. He was seven months; we are his fourth home.”

The 6ft mountain dog has become some what of a legend around Berkshire and despite the rescheduling of shows during Covid, alongside Susan he has been going from strength to strength.

Boris was awarded another title when he became the Spanish Champion in June last year during the Madrid show in June 2022.

Susan added: “We were hoping to get Boris to Spain back before covid. It was postponed about three times then was cancelled, but at the beginning of last year there was a email it was back on. So in June we packed up for a 10-day holiday to Madrid.

“Boris won best of breed and is now a Spanish champion.”