JET, a four-year-old Labrador from Saltcoats, has been named as the face of a new range of Aldi dog food.

The supermarket was on the look out for the new face of its pet range and went on a nationwide search to find a dog with the most expressive face.

And superstar Jet beat over 1,500 entries from pet owners desperate to see their pooch on the packaging on supermarket shelves.

Judges were looking for strange smiles, peculiar expressions and a dog that would appeal to shoppers.

The previous dog food range, Earl, was thought to look too serious for dog lovers.

So the search began, asking customers to send in their expressive pooches to find the new face for the brand new range being launched in stores.

And one of the judges was Instagram sensation, Dolly Pawton, who has 168,000 followers and a Marie Claire column and who gave her seal of approval to Jet.

The runners up were Olive the Chihuahua from Glasgow; Willow the Springer Spaniel from Whitby and Buster the Border Terrier from Wales who all received

a pet hamper from the

supermarket giant for their amazing pictures.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “The incredible expressive pet, Jet has been crowned the leader of our pack by Dolly and as the overall winner he will be given time in the spotlight by appearing on our revamped packaging of Aldi Specialby range this Christmas.

“We had received some comments from customers that Earl on our packaging looked ‘miserable’ and we decided it was time to find a new cover star.

“We had over 1,500 entries and thanks to the help from Dolly Pawton, it was narrowed down to our finalists.

“The entrants were so impressive we have organised a gallery of these amazing pets on our social media pages for pet owners to enjoy.

“It will be great to see Jet appear on the new range and hit the shelves in time for Christmas.”

Aldi has also revealed its new, luxury, high quality pet food range at a fraction of the price and offers everything for dogs and cats from pet food to treats.

Look out for Jet who will appear on Earls Dog Treats; Earls Select Dog tray; Earls Worker Dog and Earls Moist and Meaty.