Scruff by Alice Bowsher
What came first - dogs that look like their owners or owners that look like their dogs? I wanted a dog... This one was perfect! Nobody wanted him because he looked scruffy.... but I’m a scruffy guy so that suited me just fine.
This books follows the narrator who wanted a dog, but after picking out the dog that nobody wanted, the dog doesn't seem to be what he appeared initially. Apparently he just loves being pampered instead of rolling in the mud or catching stick and all! So the narrator goes along with it. They wash, brush, trim and polish together, until they are anything but scruffy! In their newly groomed state they go to the dog show... but have they done enough to win...? A simple heartwarming funny story that is sure to charm dog-mad little ones and their parents.