It’s time for a really important competition.

Today Aspire launches the hunt for the cutest dog in the industry in partnership with Chien Bleu, the experts in welcoming canine guests.

The winning dog will be treated to a stay at the most dog friendly of doggy hotels the Old Swan & Minster Mill with the option of bringing two human companions along, and a photograph of the winner will be printed in a future issue of the magazine.

The Chien Bleu weekend at the Old Swan and Minster Mill includes:

• 2 nights’ luxury accommodation plus full English Breakfast each morning
• Welcome Hamper of Doggie Delights
• Pre-Dinner drinks 
• Dinner for three (2 adults & 1 dog) at the Old Swan & Minster Mill
• Full use of facilities including tennis court, petanque and croquet

Entering is simple.

Email with your details, the dog’s details, and a photograph of the dog or dogs. The dog can be yours, a friends, or a client’s and a panel of experts will decide who is the cutest with prizes for runners up.

If one of your clients wins the cutest dog competition they will win the weekend away and the agent the client belongs to will also win. And as an agent you can enter as many client dogs as you like.

A word from our partners

Chien Bleu

Chien Bleu is the UK’s first and only travel specialist devoted to fine accommodation that also truly welcomes guests of the canine variety. This holiday company has road tested its entire hotel portfolio with a pooch in tow! Only accommodation meeting a strict set of criteria, from quality of service to surroundings for both dog and owner, receive the Chien Bleu ‘Paw of Approval’. These properties have something inspiring to offer all dog owners and of course the pooch itself. Chien Bleu will tailor make your trip to suit your needs and requirements, if you desire a walking or foodie holiday then Chien Bleu can help you pick the perfect property. Chien Bleu can also arrange for all of your dog’s favourite treats to be waiting at the hotel on arrival – a truly bespoke service for all!  


Old Swan & Minster Mill

A 600 year old historic inn set on the banks of the River Windrush in the Cotswolds, the Old Swan & Minster Mill is the perfect quintessentially English escape. Only 20 minutes from Oxford, the historic Old Swan, retains the character and charm of the original inn whilst and the adjoining Minster Mill’s accommodation is designed in an eco-friendly, country-contemporary style.  Dining is relaxed with menus featuring gastro-inn favourites with dishes created from the freshest local ingredients to cater for both humans and dogs.  The Old Swan & Minster Mill is set along over a mile of the River Windrush in 65 acres of private gardens and wild-flower meadows. Designated walks have been created for dog walking to take full advantage of the gardens and surrounding countryside.