As you know, I am the proud owner of a wonderful Jack Russell, called Gio. I am pleased to say he has never behaved quite as badly as Bert, a Jack Russell owned by Tory MP Andrew Turner. Bert took it upon himself to embarrass his owner while visiting the Isle of Wight Show when he savaged a Polecat to death. I wonder if it was 'semi housed trained' a la Michael Foot's description of Norman Tebbit. Her Majesty's Press certainly missed a trick today by failing to get a quote from Tebbit.
My worst public moment with Gio was when I was taking him for his evening constitutional and somehow he got hit by a car while still on his lead. Thankfully he was OK but I think I was more traumatised by the experience than him.