A BRAVE dog from Huddersfield is in the running for the RSPCA Dog of the Year title.
And the public has been urged to vote for Teija as their favourite pooch.
The contest is for dogs which have been taken in by rescue centres.
Among the competitors is 18-month-old border collie Teija, who now lives at Primrose Hill.
Teija, who was born blind and deaf, was picked up in Llanelli, South Wales.
Her owner, Lee Hughes, said: “Her disability is just a label. Although everyone thinks she must be hard work she is no different to live with than any other dog.
“She doesn’t know she is different and to watch her play neither does anyone else. I feel privileged to share her life and I am so proud of her.
“We communicate through a touch language and she has done a lot of agility tests.
“She loves to run around in the field near our home on the long lead.”
To vote for Teija, log on to the RSPCA website www.rspca.org.uk