TWO-YEAR-OLD Fizza Smith is a small dog but is not afraid to keep guard for his neighbours.
Fizza is an apricot coloured toy poodle and he is a bundle of joy for his owner.
Julie Smith, who lives in Leek town centre, has grown up with dogs of various breeds including Alsatians, German Shepherds, and Jack Russells.
Julie, who works as a sales assistant at Morrisons in Leek as well as at B&M in Cheadle, said: "Fizza is the best dog in the world.
"He is my best friend and everyone knows him on our street.
"I often sit outside on the benches by the car park and he roams around saying hello to everyone.
"He even chases people off as he thinks he is protecting neighbours."
Like any dog, Fizza enjoys a gnaw on a bone and also walkies.
Julie said: "He doesn't really do any tricks but he is fairly obedient. His favourite walking spot is at Brough Park.
"He doesn't malt and he is allergy free which is good because I am allergic to most dogs."
Julie explained that Fizza has generally been a fit and well dog - that was apart from when he stole a daffodil out of a vase and ate it when he was a puppy.
Julie said: "He was very unwell with sickness and diarrhoea. I didn't know that dogs could be ill from eating daffodils - so now I don't have them in the house at all."