YOUR PETS Archie is a star on Instagram
Pet’s name: Archie Breed: Victorian bulldog Age: 10 Owner: Cardiff. Owner’s story: Archie is such a soft and gentle dog and he’s so affectionate. We used to have a rottweiler called Rocky as well and the two of them were best friends.
But then Rocky died two years ago and Archie went through a very tough time.
He often went to the back room on his own and he didn’t want to spend time with people.
But three months after Rocky died Archie started crying all night long.
It was like having a baby and we were up all night with him.
He used to sleep downstairs with Rocky but we decided to let him come upstairs – and he hasn’t left ever since.
He knows his boundaries and he knows he can’t go upstairs on his own but he has also changed and become the most affectionate dog and just loves spending time with us.
I had never really known Archie’s Rachel Leslie, 34 from Ely, exact breed so I decided to get a DNA test done on him for my boyfriend’s birthday.
I found a test online and did a swab of his cheeks and it came back showing he has one bullmastiff parent and the other parent is a mixed bulldog breed.
Archie loves food. He will eat absolutely anything but his favourite is Sunday dinner, especially chicken.
One day I had ordered a pizza and left it in the kitchen and went to eat it later on – but it had all gone and Archie had even closed the box to hide the evidence.
If I leave food on the side in the kitchen he pretends he’s leaving the room but he walks in front of the plate to see if he can have anything.
He has his own Instagram account and is very popular on there.
He has a lot of dog friends on there and they like it when he dresses up in different costumes.
Archie has beautiful markings on him and he is gentle and kind.
We’re due to have a baby any time soon and I know Archie will be great with the baby.