Meet your Tipperary celebrity – the 2022 Tipperary Nose of Tralee, Mr Shelby.
Name: Mr Shelby
Breed: kaninchen long hair dachshund
Special Skill: Sniffing out any tennis ball that was be lost in a field or ditch !
Favourite Food: Red peppers
Favourite Toy: Tennis ball
Favourite Place to Sleep: On the couch under a blanket! Or in my hoomans bed which doesn’t happen to often !
Favourite Activity: Fetch, fetch and more fetch!
Favourite Place To Go For A Walk/Hangout: Any beach or woodland area
Most Mischievous Thing You Have Ever Done? I make my hoomans play fetch ! I keep putting the tennis ball underneath the couch and I cry and whine until my hoomans getting it for me and il do it again and again ! They never learn !
How Did You Come Into Your Owners Life? My hoomans have being looking for long hair dachshund for years ! Until 3 years ago when they seen me ! It was love at first slight !
What Makes You The Most Pawtastic Pet Ever! I Bring joy and laughter to my hoomans every day, I’m always their for them to make them laugh after a bad day, I’m a real funny little
How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes? My hoomans took cute pictures of me and some of our fur friends , hooman friends and family kept voting for us !
What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee? Loved parading around in my sash all over ireland chatting and meeting people and talking about the competition! But my most special moment had to be my t.v debut on ireland am ! That was the most amazing experience ! My hooman loved it too she kept saying I was such a well behaved boy on the telly !
What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? Have fun with it! It’s all about having a fun time ! Post fun pictures and videos and share your special pet to everyone !
How Are You Handling Your New-Found Fame? I got ask for a few paw autographs after the telly appearance back in Tipp! I do get notice a lot in my local area but I just take it all in my stride!
If You Could Be Any Super Hero Who Would You Be? Krypto the super dog !
Where Can Your Fans Follow You Online? I’m on instagram and it’s @mr.shelby.the_dachshund