Kelly Osbourne's brother is training a guard dog to protect her.

The 25-year-old star - who splits her time between Britain and the US - is planning to move to a new home in Los Angeles next year, but her protective younger sibling Jack, 24, is so worried about her living alone, he has bought her a new pet to take care of her.

Kelly - who already has a Pomeranian pooch named Sid - said: "My mum and Jack get nervous because I live alone. So Jack has got me a dog that he'll train for six months to be my little protector. I've already got Sid - who thinks he's much bigger than he is - but let's face it, he won't do much other than bark at an intruder!

"The new dog, Blue, is a beautiful blue Doberman - but don't worry, she's not being trained as a killer! We just want her to be protective."

While Kelly is excited about her new guard dog, she revealed she also can't wait to move in to a bigger house next year.

She wrote in her column for Closer magazine: "My house is nice but I feel like I've outgrown it a bit - it's just a tiny one bedroom with not much space, and it seems like it's bursting at the seams.

"The new place has a proper walk-in wardrobe and a spare room. The building has a dog park, tennis courts, swimming pool and gym all under one roof!"