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Meet Boris!

Golden Retriever
Nottinghamshire, Midlands

Beautiful Boris is truly a one in a million kind of dog to work with. Boris loves to perform in front of the camera for both high end editorial work and film work.

His biddable and easy temperament saw him pass the very difficult independent assessment with ease to become a working Therapy Dog. He loves to sit gently with elderly in the care homes or with patients at hospitals. He also loves to work hard in front of the camera and is often told that he is a dream to work with. Boris also adores hiking throughout UK, Scandinavia and Europe on long family holidays.

Boris is highly versatile and can work with absolutely anyone or anything, children, ducklings, kittens, alpacas! He has a never ending list of on-set experience and responds easily to hand signals or verbal cues.

A dream to work with, Boris has handsome charming looks with the talent to match. A suitable animal actor for any role.

Training checklist:
- Agility trained
- Animal-friendly
- Back up
- Balance item on head
- Balance on object
- Bow
- Can be placed in position
- Can work outdoors
- Can work with water
- Cat-friendly
- Child-friendly
- Conga
- Creep
- Dog-friendly
- Drink on command
- Eat/drink in new environment
- Facial expressions
- Fetch item
- Food motivated
- Give paw
- Go around object/person
- Go over seesaw
- Go to bed
- Go to mark
- Go under/through
- Hairdryer-friendly
- Happy to be groomed
- Happy to be handled
- Harness/lead trained
- Head down
- Head on object
- Head to floor
- Hold item
- Hold pose
- Jump into/out of a car boot
- Jump through hoop
- Jump up/on/over an object
- Lie down
- Look at me
- Look at point
- Open/close door
- Paddleboard trained
- Paws up on object
- People-friendly
- Play ball
- Positional work
- Product placement
- Rest head
- Reverse
- Ride a moving object
- Rollover
- Send away
- Shake on command
- Sit
- Snowboarding
- Speak/Bark
- Stand
- Stand on hind legs
- Stay
- Steal items
- Surfboarding
- Swimming
- Therapy animal
- Tilt head
- Touch item
- Touch with nose
- Travels well
- Trick trained
- Vacuum-friendly
- Vet-friendly
- Walk backwards
- Walk on hind legs
- Wave
- Wear glasses
- Wears pet clothing + accessories
- Weave
- Work from a distance
- Works with props
- Yoga

Boris has vast experience modelling for both still pet photography briefs and film shoots, in addition to acting in front of thousands of people at a time during live performances of the West End hit Annie the Musical.


Boris has worked with technology giant VAX on their various campaigns. He worked recently for the world’s largest food and beverage company Nestle on an outdoors shoot as the adored family dog.

Boris worked with Skoda and Spotify on a marketing campaign to promote Skoda’s sponsorship of Crufts in 2023, while also raising awareness of dog friendly playlists on Spotify. He has repeatedly being booked for YuMove, the UK’s number 1 veterinary Joint Supplement for both stills and film.

Boris worked for Costa coffee’s marketing campaign as well as supermarket giant Aldi on their launch of  range of dog friendly ice cream. Boris has worked with clothing brands River Island and Primark in editorial images alongside models. Other brands Boris has worked with include BUPA, JML, Halford’s, More Than, Royal Canin, Beaphar and Living Proof Sofas.


Lily, Boris and Darcy starred together on a festive promotional video for Hilton Hotels, celebrating their new Ulti-Mutt menu and their calm nature made them a dream to work with.

Boris starred in Lintbells YuMove TV advert, the UK’s number 1 veterinary Joint Supplement and subsequently filmed many of their marketing campaigns.

Boris has worked repeatedly for Barbour Dogs in both editorial marketing campaigns as well as film campaigns for clothing alongside children and adults. He worked for Purple Bricks’s advert a hugely advertising successful film campaign. Boris filmed a TV advert for Bupa advertising their Richmond Villages. He similarly worked starred in pharmaceutical giant Teva’s marketing campaign.

Boris was also selected to work on Matalan’s spring TV advert shaking off mud on command when he had reached ‘mark’ on entering the house from outside. He has also worked on, P&O Ferries influencer film in addition to Barking Head’s dog food TV advert.

Meet & Greets

Boris was selected to meet and greet for Sainsbury’s to promote their Christmas range of food and treats for dogs. Boris was selected to promote London’s Westfield shopping centre and their Christmas Grottos.


Lily, Boris, and Darcy were cast as Sandy in the year long UK and Ireland tour of Annie the Musical. Performing in front of tens of thousands of people every week, the trio of Sandy’s were the crowd favourites alongside Craig Revel Horwood and Paul O’Grady!


Boris was recently invited to the Good Housekeeping event to demonstrate Dyson’s technology

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