It’s official, The Apprentice 2016 is back on our screens! We’re greeted to 12 weeks of business tasks, cringey sales pitches and often hilarious attempts at product marketing. As we all know, it wouldn’t be a season of The Apprentice without all of the memorable candidates that battle it out to win the £250,000 investment prize. This year is no exception and even though we’ve only had 4 episodes so far, there are already some standout stars!

As Pet Fabulous is a small business we definitely learn a lot from the show. We thought it would be fun to combine our 2 passions; dogs and business. So we looked into The Apprentice 2016 candidates on social media to see which ones have adorable doggies cheering them on.

JD O’Brien

JD is the owner of a beachwear company and also a proud fur dad to the gorgeous Betty and Doris.

JD O'Brien The Apprentice 2016 candidate

Rebecca Jeffery

Rebecca owns a design and marketing agency called Fi and Becs with her sister. She’s also shared pictures of her adorable dachshund doggy named Bongo.

Rebecca Jeffery The Apprentice 2016 candidate

Oliver Nohl-Oser

Oliver is a food distribution business owner, selling sausages through his company called The Cumbrian Sausage. He also owns these little cuties.

Oliver Nohl-Oser The Apprentice 2016 candidate

Weekend stroll in the picturesque #Stourhead #Wiltshire #landscapedgardens #countryside #autumncolours

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Lunch break overlooking Glen Tilt

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We don’t want to go back to London! #countrycottage #countryside #wiltshire

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A wet Easter Day on Bembridge Beach #dachshund #norwichterrier #isleofwight

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#dogsofinstagram #dachshund #norwichterrier

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Frances Bishop

Frances is the owner of a children’s clothing company and she is also a fur mum to the beautiful Hugo.

Frances Bishop The Apprentice 2016 candidate

Hugo got himself a lady friend. @cgg501

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Squad goals 😂

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Alana Spencer

Alana is the owner of a cake company called Narnas cakes and is also the mother to this gorgeous little dog.

Alana Spencer The Apprentice 2016 candidate

Found my mascot ❤ @karen.hudson

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#grumpyoldman #grubbyoldman

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