Social Pug Profile | Winston

It is Social Pug Profile time again and this time you get the pleasure of getting to know the face of one of my favourite dog brands in Australia. Yep, that’s right. It is Winston of Winston Manner. This fun-loving pug has taken time out of his busy schedule of running a business to answer some questions.

Name: Winston Harry Croston

Age: Nearly 3

Birth date or Gotcha Date: Born 15 January 2013

Where do you live?
I live in Brisbane, Australia

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What is your favourite time of the day?
3.30pm because the neighbour picks me up and we have afternoon tea and watch Bold and the Beautiful until mum gets home.

What is your favourite food?
I love spaghetti but Ma makes me have a raw diet so I don’t get to have it very often.

Do you have a toy that you can’t live without?
I have a pink pig that I have named Gwennie Pig because my friend Gwen gave it to me.

What do you hate the most?
I hate it when mum cooks on the the gas stove, when she is cooking I either hide in my pool, because the fire can’t get me there or I hide under mum’s pillow cause its the safest place in the house.

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What do you love the most?
I love early morning snuggles, digging my nose into Ma’s armpit and making her cuddle me tight.

Do you have any bad habits?
I wouldn’t call it a bad habit….. but M does…. I insist on protecting Ma from any animal that comes on the TV, I know every ad with animals in it, and no matter where I am in the house if I hear the ad I will come running to protect Ma.

What do you think is your best quality?
Apart from my handsome good looks, it would have to be my human like behaviour…… I am very well trained, I can walk off the leash anywhere, I will do anything for a treat and I am a
pleasure to be around. I dont consider myself any less of a human than Ma.

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What does a typical day look like for you?
Being a business owner my days are different from day to day, sometimes I do photo shoots, sometimes attend events, but I never miss my morning walk and every morning we stop by my friends at the post office. But my favourite day is Wednesday…. On
Wednesdays my nanny spends the day with me, she takes me to the park, we go on
road trips and we have ham sandwiches for lunch… its my favourite day of the
week except the weekends.

What is it like to be the face of and the reason behind such a wonderful brand
as Winston Manner?
I love being the face of Winston Manner, Ma and I started the brand after she was made redundant and wanted to start her own business, I inspired her to create soft fashionable dog wear. We really work on it together, when she is doing all of the paperwork I am by her side, always supporting her. We both work just as hard to make it a success. With all of
my modelling I do have to watch my figure, I need to be rolly but not too rolly
so it is a lot of give an take to make it work.

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What are the perks of being the pug behind a business?
Best perks is I have friends all over the world, I get to try new things and I am always road
testing new products.

What inspired your awesome series of photos on Instagram called Pug Kitchen
It started with Ma and I watching My Kitchen Rules…. I told Ma I
could cook better than them! So first I started rating Ma’s cooking and then I
started doing my own series. Pug Kitchen is one of my favourite times of the
week because most of the time I get to eat the amazing food we cook – which is
much better than my daily diet of raw meat and veggies. Like it or not we
pugs are foodies, we would eat ourselves dead if we could and Pug Kitchen
combines two of the best things in the world… Pugs and Food!!

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Where can we follow your daily adventures?
You can follow me at….
Instagram: @winstonmanner
Facebook: /winstonmanner
Twitter: @winstonmanner
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I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Winston in this Social Pug Profile interview and be sure to leave a pug love note for him in the comments below.

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Kristy Beck

Kristy Beck

Owner & Content Producer at The Pug Diary
Kristy is the founder and editor of The Pug Diary, a photographer and pug mum extraordinaire to Ref + Serina. Kristy has combined her passion for photography with the love of pugs to bring you all of her knowledge of pugs and more to you through The Pug Diary.


  1. Avatar Ann-Mairee Saward on January 4, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Great interview. Jack and I looove Winston!

  2. Avatar Judy Salmon on January 4, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Great interview Winston. You are a truly amazing team you & Ma!

  3. Cate Archer Cate Archer on January 4, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Really love reading about all The Pug Diary Puggies from around the world! Loved hearing all about you, Winston, and you were my perfect breakfast news read today! The Pug Diary is so great and Kristy is a font of knowledge on all things Puggie. I often direct Puggie friends to The Pug Diary – especially if they’re new to Puggie life!

    • Kristy Beck Kristy Beck on January 16, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Cate. And thank you so much for the lovely comments and for sending pug parents to the blog. I really appreciate it.

  4. Avatar Rocco on January 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Wow what a lovely life Winston is living!!! So cute! Great interview!

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