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Loveable Ipswich dog has a winning smile despite undergoing facial surgery

Santa Paws winner Jake the dog with Kirsty Old. Picture: Gregg Brown

Santa Paws winner Jake the dog with Kirsty Old. Picture: Gregg Brown

Meet Jake the Norfolk Terrier cross Jack Russell who is recovering from an operation.

Santa Paws winner Jake the dog with Kirsty Old. Picture: Gregg Brown Santa Paws winner Jake the dog with Kirsty Old. Picture: Gregg Brown

Jake, who lives with owners Kirsty and Ian Old in Ipswich, was the winner of our Christmas pet competition, Santa Paws.

“He loves being dressed up and I already had a photo of him in a Christmas hat so sent it in,” said Mrs Old.

We were inundated with entries and chose Jake as our star pet.

However, he had to delay a visit from our photographers because of a minor operation to remove a mass from the bridge of his nose.

The adorable Jake was our Santa Paws winner. Picture: Gregg Brown The adorable Jake was our Santa Paws winner. Picture: Gregg Brown

Mrs Old said: “The stitches are out now and he does have a little scar.”

She doesn’t, however, think it will affect his looks. “Everyone always says how pretty he is,” she said

She describes Jake as a lovable, cuddly 10-year-old, and explained that she inherited him eight years ago from her late aunt.

Jake dressed up at Christmas. Picture: Kirsty Old Jake dressed up at Christmas. Picture: Kirsty Old

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