Win a doggy weekend away

And they call it puppy love...
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The Independent Online

Dogs have been man's best friend for centuries, whether it's helping him catch wild animals to feed the family, defending his house against burglars, or just offering a shoulder to cry on and a pair of understanding ears when times are tough. But did you know that the majority of dog owners say their four-legged friend has also played a major part in helping them talk to strangers, make new friends and even find true love?

Now you have the chance to make a furry acquaintance of your own with a great prize from The Kennel Club: win a family ticket to the Discover Dogs event in London,14-15 November. At the event you can see more than 200 breeds showcased for visitors to meet and greet, and experts will be on hand to help visitors find the perfect doggy companion, as well as offer advice on care and training tips. And if that wasn't enough, The Kennel Club is also offering you the chance of a get away at the exclusive dog-friendly Milestone Hotel in Kensington where will enjoy one night's bed and breakfast for two people and dinner at Chenestons restaurant.

To win, just answer this simple question:

What breed of dog is the fictional TV star Lassie?

Click here to email your answer - please include your phone number and home address in your entry.

Competition closes 11 November 2009.

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