Age: Rude to ask a lady
Breed: Bichon cavalier cross
Occupation: Professional Glamour Puss
Shop: Jack Cragg’s Barbers, St James’s St
Owners: Sara and Tom
She likes to spend her days recumbent and watching Doggy TV while quaffing Paw-secco from an ostentatious crystal flute. What she really loves, however, is a bit of male company and, as the top dog of a male barber shop, there’s no end of gentleman callers who come in their droves on bended knee and bearing gifts (sausage rolls, mainly) for the grande dame.
Name: Oblack Boja (known as Dexter and resents being called by his full name)
Breed: French bulldog
Occupation: Junior Apprentice Hairdresser
Shop: Lee Holmes, Hockley
Owners: Lee and Jade
At sixteen months, Dexter is at that slightly awkward early stage of adolescence. As a junior apprentice, he’s not actually trusted to cut hair yet, and has to make do with practicing on a tatty old Girl’s World styling head. While he’s wonderful with customers, mingling like an old hand, he is prone to the odd teenage sulk and has the perpetual air of someone who’s had a good bollocking.
Names: Bindi and Skull
Age: 2 years each
Breed: Yorkshire terriers
Occupation: Fashion Designers
Shop: One BC, Sneinton Market
Owners: Rita and Tony
From their studio in Sneinton Market, these doyens of style dictate the tune to which the rest of the fashion world dances. Recent scandal-laden headlines about Bindi’s private life (she’s refused to comment on allegations of face licking) and Skull’s expletive-ridden late night Twitter rants have, if anything, only served to bolster the legend surrounding the fabulous duo.
Breed: Merle Collie
Occupation: Twitch Gamer
Shop: The Dice Cup, Mansfield Rd
Merlin and Matt have so much in common. They both love games, they’re both vegan and he need only raise an eyebrow for her to leap dramatically into his arms for a cuddle. However, where Matt has channeled his gaming enthusiasm into creating The Dice Cup games cafe, Merlin has gone another way and built up a devoted following on live streaming video platform Twitch.