A source reportedly told the paper that Lady Carnarvon clamped down on furry visitors "because she doesn't like the dogs going in certain areas in case they cause a mess."
The source also claimed that one of the countess' Labradors—she has five dogs of her own—gets "jealous when rival dogs are on set." (Apparently, bitchy behavior spills well beyond the prickly Dowager Countess. Woof!)
The estate's honchos, however, insist that the reports couldn't be farther from the truth.
"There is no ban from us," the Carnarvors' spokeswoman tells Today.com.
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