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It's a dog-eat-dog finale this month as two adorable pooches face-off in the final of this month's contest.

Who do you think should win June's Kent Pets Tournament – the loveable Staffie or playful Dalmatian? Take your vote!

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For those new to the game, every month we choose eight animals across Kent for readers to explore the lives of and vote on which will be Kent's Pet of the Month.

Every week, readers vote on pairs of animals to go to the next round until only one remains.

If you're interested in entering your pet in the July competition, email details about your pet (such as pictures, name, breed, age and fun stories) to mcarr@thekmgroup.co.uk

Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170
Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170

Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

This 12-year-old Staffie has charmed voters throughout the competition with his adorable smile and loveable nature.

As well as following his family around and waiting patiently for a treat, Murphy loves to join in with unwrapping presents at Christmas and on birthdays – and he will gladly help you with yours too.

Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170
Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170
Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170
Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170

One thing his owner has emphasised throughout the competition is how sad it is that people see his breed as a danger and cross the street away from them when out on walks.

In reality, Murphy is the sweetest soul and wouldn't hurt a fly.

A few years ago, a neighbour had a cat with a bell on its collar and Murphy could hear the bell behind the fence as the cat was walking up and down.

The cat would then look at him under the fence and Murphy didn’t like that at all so would run indoors – so much for him being a dangerous dog!

Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer
Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer

Aurora the Dalmatian

Aurora has made it to the finale with her typical Dally charm – mischievous, full of affection and brimming with energy.

That energy helps her in her favourite activities of running and climbing, which she sometimes uses when getting up to no good counter surfing and raiding bins.

Watch: Aurora play with her family

Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer
Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer

However, she still has a fear of the sea. With some tough love, her family is hoping to teach Aurora to love the seaside waters.

Despite her wild side she knows she should listen to her owner – albeit with selective hearing.

Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer
Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer

Aurora can sit, lay down, give paw, leave, stay and do her favourite spin, all with food as a motivator, of course.

At the end of the day, this Dally is an affectionate girl. She cries when she wants snuggles and gets in as close as possible.

Watch: Aurora hop around in the sand

To read more about Kent’s furry, flying and finned friends, click here.

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