|First appearance||24th December 1990|
|Last appearance||18th February 1991|
|Number of appearances||4|
|Played by||Dave Dutton|
Bert Latham was a friend of Jack Duckworth's who sold him Boomer the dog as a Christmas present for Vera in 1990. Bert pitched it to Jack as "a man's dog", a way of giving Vera a gift that was really for himself. The dog turned out to be vicious and the Duckworths ended up trapped upstairs while Boomer age their Christmas turkey. Bert agreed to take the dog off Jack's hands, but he kept the £25 Jack had paid for it.
Two months later, Bert and Jack went fox hunting with Boomer as Jack thought a fox on the loose had attached his pigeon loft. Boomer caught the fox's scent and gave chase but it was actually following Derek Wilton as he laid a trail of bacon bits to lure the fox away. Bert, Jack and Boomer (along with Curly Watts who tried to talk sense into them) followed the trail to the Wiltons' back garden, but when Bert tried to climb over the fence, Mavis hit him on the head with a saucepan. Bert threatened to sue but Curly then pointed out, as Bert had said himself, the only law was the law of the jungle.