As part of our Players Pet Pals series, Aflplayers.com.au sat down with Hawthorn’s Taylor Duryea and Duke to discuss their bond and Duke’s modelling career.
The hard-working Duke Duryea has overcome many obstacles to forge a distinguished career. Early days, the French Bulldog survived months in intensive care to pull through with remarkable courage.
Since then, the fawn-coloured Frenchy has thrived at the coalface, often among the congestion of other dogs as the unassuming leader of the pack. Not one to lack confidence, Duke is always getting his paws dirty and doesn’t mind throwing himself around at ground level.
Relentless on the field, Duke is the opposite off it and is happy getting a little too comfortable on the couch. Always looking to further his profile around the cameras, Duke is keen to continue his life as a B-list celebrity.